Quantum technology is among the most anticipated new technologies of the 21st century. In particular, large-scale quantum computers have the possibility of providing exponential speedups in various kinds of computations. During the last decade, small-scale quantum computers have emerged, with companies like IBM, Google and Microsoft as the frontrunners. The fundamental computational building block in quantum computing is the qubit. While millions of qubits are needed to outperform classical supercomputers, current state-of-the-art quantum computers only have hundreds of qubits available. However, with the rapid development in the field, we can expect this number to grow in the coming years and decades.
In other words, a quantum computer is no longer a dream and far-fetched future; it will be an accessible computing tool for computer scientists and engineers in the coming years. Therefore, the course will introduce the participants to the main concepts of quantum computing.
The course will cover the subject of postulates of quantum mechanics, quantum circuits, quantum algorithms and their complexity. Special attention will be paid to currently available "noisy" quantum computers consisting of a few qubits - so-called NISQ (noisy intermediate-scale quantum) computers.
The students will, through exercises, get hands-on experience with analyzing and implementing quantum algorithms on state-of-the-art quantum hardware.
Students must have knowledge about:
The course will be taught a combination of lectures, demos of applications, exercises and mini-project.
|Name of exam||Quantum Information and Computing|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Kvanteinformation og kvantecomputer|
|Semester||Autumn and Spring
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Electronics and IT|
|Department||Department of Electronic Systems|
|Faculty||The Technical Faculty of IT and Design|