Education

Quantum education and workforce development is integral to our efforts to understand and manipulate materials on the smallest scales. QSEC is revolutionizing how we recruit and prepare a diverse group of students for this new and rapidly expanding field. The Center is developing new academic pathways and internship programs for undergraduates, masters, and PhD students, is embedding student-centered learning throughout the curricula, and is developing out-of-school opportunities to engage the next generation of scientists and engineers. The newly developed QSEC Student Speaker Series allows students to showcase their research, get feedback from members of the Center, and to gain valuable presentation experience.

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Courses

PHYS 334/534 and MATH 493/689 : Introduction to Quantum Computation and Information
This course introduces science and engineering students to quantum compung code and quantuminformaon using a linear algebra based approach. Prior experience with quantum mechanics is notrequired. Over the semester counterintuive concepts, such as quantum entanglement and quantumteleportaon, will be demysfied. Basic quantum algorithms will be analyzed to understand quantumspeedup over classical compung. Hands-on training in quantum circuit design and wring quantum code will be provided, culminang in running this code on simulators and quantum computers. Course contentwill include disncons between classical and quantum compung, the qubit, quantum gates and circuits,and quantum algorithms for query, data base search, factorizaon, and error correcon. State of the art andfuture prospects of quantum technology will also be discussed.