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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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About this course

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This course is part of a three-course series that provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. This second course builds on the foundational introduction provided in the first course, 8.370.1x, and explores simple quantum protocols and algorithms, including:

  • Quantum teleportation and superdense coding
  • The Deutsch-Jozsa and Simon's algorithms
  • Grover's quantum search algorithm
  • Shor's quantum factoring algorithm

This course will help you understand what quantum computers can do and how they work. You'll learn how you can contribute to discovering new things and solving problems in quantum information science and engineering.

The complete three-course series includes:

  • 8.370.1x: Foundations of quantum and classical computing – quantum mechanics, reversible computation, and quantum measurement
  • 8.370.2x: Simple quantum protocols and algorithms – teleportation and superdense coding, the Deutsch-Jozsa and Simon’s algorithm, Grover’s quantum search algorithm, and Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm
  • 8.370.3x: Foundations of quantum communication – noise and quantum channels, and quantum key distribution

This course has been authored by one or more members of the Faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its educational objectives, methods, assessments, and the selection and presentation of its content are solely the responsibility of MIT. MIT gratefully acknowledges major support for this course, provided by IBM Research. This course on quantum information science is a collective effort to further advance knowledge and understanding in quantum information and quantum computing.

For more information about MIT’s Quantum Curriculum, visit quantumcurriculum.mit.edu.

What you'll learn

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  • Simple two-party quantum protocols
  • Quantum search algorithm
  • Quantum factoring algorithm

Meet your instructors

Isaac Chuang
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Shor
Morss Professor of Applied Mathematics and Chair of the Applied Mathematics Committee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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