Free Online Course on Quantum Internet and Quantum Computers

The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is offering free online course on Quantum Internet and Quantum Computers: How Will They Change the World. This course will provide you with a basic understanding of quantum computing and the quantum internet.

In this six week course, applicants will learn the principles and promises behind these developments and how they will impact our future. This course will start on March 20, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Physics
Institution: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course Starts on March 20, 2018

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges.

About This Course

There is no doubt that quantum computers and the quantum internet will have a great impact on our world. But we don’t yet know quite how. As with traditional computers – we will only see the effects in the decades to come.

Why Take This Course?

This course will provide you with a basic understanding of quantum computing and the quantum internet. Together, we’ll peek into the fascinating world of quantum phenomena, such as qubits, superposition, and entanglement.

Learning Outcomes

  • The basics of quantum computing and the quantum internet
  • The key application areas in which quantum technologies will change the world.
  • The potential advantages of quantum technologies but also the challenges in realizing them
  • The basic quantum phenomena that make quantum technologies possible

Instructors

Stephanie Wehner
Professor, QuTech
Delft University of Technology

Lieven Vandersypen
Professor, QuTech
Delft University of Technology

Menno Veldhorst
Tenure Track Team leader and Roadmap leader, QuTech
Delft University of Technology

Requirements

Students should have a strong interest in the topic and enter the course with an open mind. A technical background is not necessary.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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