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Architecture, Algorithms, and Protocols of a Quantum Computer and Quantum Internet

Learn the basics of quantum algorithms, quantum error-correction, micro-architectures, compilers, and programming languages for quantum processors, and protocols for the quantum internet.

Architecture, Algorithms, and Protocols of a Quantum Computer and Quantum Internet

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In this course we will demonstrate how a large-scale quantum processor could be built using these qubits. Among the topics that we will discuss are micro-architectures, compilers, and programming languages. The course will also cover some of the basics of quantum error-correction, an essential procedure that allows us to combat errors that arise during computations using delicate qubits. To complete the story arc from the hardware of quantum computers to their software, the course will discuss the main factors that triggered the efforts to build quantum computers in the first place: quantum algorithms.

The course then concludes with a discussion on the quantum internet: what is it? How can it be built? Why is it useful?

The course is a journey of discovery, so we encourage you to bring your own experiences, insights and thoughts via the forum!

This course is authored by experts from the QuTech research center at Delft University of Technology. In the center, scientists and engineers work together to enhance research and development in quantum technology. QuTech Academy’s aim is to inspire, share and disseminate knowledge about the latest developments in quantum technology.

At a glance

  • Institution: DelftX
  • Subject: Physics
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    You should have a background in or deep interest in technology and familiarity with math. You should be able to read and understand popular written scientific contents, such as articles in New Scientist. Completion of the first course in the program, The Hardware of a Quantum Computer , is recommended.

    If you are not yet familiar with quantum technology, enrol in our introductory course The Quantum Internet and Quantum Computers: How Will They Change the World?

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  • Interfacing quantum processors with classical control circuitry;
  • Micro-architectures, compiles, and programming languages for quantum processors;
  • Quantum error-correction;
  • Quantum algorithms;
  • A deeper understanding of the building blocks of a quantum internet, and the protocols and networks needed to realize this.

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

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