Education

 

AtomThis online community is intended to help educate and inspire the next generation of QIS scientists and engineers.

Quantum Information Science (QIS) is at a historically important juncture.

  • Its laboratory bona fides have been firmly established; now, scientists and engineers at scores of companies and institutes are racing to transform lab projects into scalable, production-ready systems that can be turned loose on real-world problems.

The situation gives rise to a number of questions.

  • What expectations should society, especially those involved in setting government policy, have for the near- and longer-term future of quantum machines?
  • What should today's science and engineering students be taught about the growing body of quantum information sciences?
  • Might a shortage of skilled workers hamper the roll-out of robust quantum systems?

There is rapid funding now available in quantum computing, like the billion-dollar National Quantum Initiative and likely industry co-investment.

  • The immediate problem is that there are not enough workers trained in quantum information to effectively spend the projected funds. These immediate needs could be addressed by incremental education, such as one or two courses that would allow a skilled circuit designer, for example, to design quantum circuits -- or a materials researcher to be able to study quantum information behaviors in qubits

 

Resources

Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook (Open Access)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Volume 21, Issue 1

IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Tutorial: Quantum Communications (PDF, 6 MB)
Rob Malaney, UNSW

 

Videos

 

Introduction to Quantum

Tech Pioneers Weigh in on the Vast Potential of Quantum ComputingTech Pioneers Weigh in on the Vast Potential of Quantum Computing, 15 July 2019
A Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing | Talia Gershon, IBMA Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing | Talia Gershon, IBM, 31 May 2017
The Mathematics of Quantum Computers | PBS Infinite SeriesThe Mathematics of Quantum Computers | PBS Infinite Series, 16 Feb 2017
Quantum Computing Explained: An IntroductionQuantum Computing Explained: An Introduction to Quantum Computers, 30 May 2014
Quantum Computing Explained | Lawrence KraussQuantum Computing Explained | Lawrence Krauss, 26 Aug 2013

 

University Lectures

Quantum Supremacy: Checking a Quantum Computer with a Classical Supercomputer | John MartinisChecking a QC with a Classical Supercomputer | John Martinis, 12 Jun 2018
Quantum Computing: Untangling the HypeQuantum Computing: Untangling the Hype - The Royal Institution, 2 May 2018
What Will We Do With Quantum Computing? | Aram Harrow, MITWhat Will We Do With Quantum Computing? | Aram Harrow, MIT, 13 Feb 2018
The Future of Quantum Computing | Prof. Seth LloydThe Future of Quantum Computing | Prof. Seth Lloyd, 2 Jan 2018
Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier | John Preskill, CalTechQuantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier | John Preskill, CalTech, 7 Mar 2017
The Quantum Computational Universe - 1 of 2 | Patrick HaydenThe Quantum Computational Universe - 1 of 2 | Patrick Hayden, 2 Dec 2016
Quantum Computing Concepts - Quantum Hardware | Andrea Morello, UNSW AustraliaQC Concepts - Quantum Hardware | Andrea Morello, UNSW Australia, 20 Apr 2016
Quantum Entanglements, Part 1 (Stanford) | Leonard SusskindQuantum Entanglements, Part 1 (Stanford) | Leonard Susskind, 25 Sep 2006

 

Innovations in Industry

Quantum Computing: Don’t Count Your Qubits Before They’re Hatched | Robert Sutor, IBMDon’t Count Your Qubits Before They’re Hatched | Robert Sutor, IBM, 28 Sep 2018
Fujitsu Forum 2017 Keynote - Quantum Computing | Joseph RegerFujitsu Forum 2017 Keynote - Quantum Computing | Joseph Reger, 9 Nov 2017
Quantum Computing - Top 3 Microsoft Breakthroughs with Krysta SvoreQuantum Computing - Top 3 Microsoft Breakthroughs with Krysta Svore, 2 Oct 2017
Quantum computing explained with a deck of cards | Dario Gil, IBM ResearchQuantum computing explained with a deck of cards | Dario Gil, IBM, 22 Jun 2017
Quantum Hardware at Google | Josh MutusQuantum Hardware at Google (Chapman University) | Josh Mutus, 19 Oct 2016
Quantum Computing: Artificial Intelligence Is Here | Geordie RoseQuantum Computing: Artificial Intelligence Is Here | Geordie Rose, 25 Aug 2015

 

TEDx Talks

Quantum computing demystified | Ilyas Khan | TEDxCityUniversityLondonQC demystified | Ilyas Khan | TEDxCityUniversityLondon, 20 Dec 2017
Introduction to Quantum Computing | Koen Bertels | TEDxAntwerpIntroduction to Quantum Computing | Koen Bertels | TEDxAntwerp, 16 Nov 2017
What Quantum Computing Isn't | Scott Aaronson | TEDxDresdenWhat Quantum Computing Isn't | Scott Aaronson | TEDxDresden, 1 Nov 2017
How quantum computers are different! | Alireza Shabani | TEDxUCLAHow quantum computers are different! | Alireza Shabani | TEDxUCLA, 8 Jul 2016
Can we make quantum technology work? | Leo Kouwenhoven | TEDxAmsterdamCan we make quantum work? | Leo Kouwenhoven | TEDxAmsterdam, 29 Nov 2015
Knots, World-Lines, and Quantum Computation | Steve Simon | TEDxOxfordKnots, World-Lines, & Quantum Computation | Steve Simon | TEDxOxford, 4 Aug 2015
Quantum computers | David DiVincenzo at TEDxEutropolisQuantum computers | David DiVincenzo at TEDxEutropolis, 24 Oct 2013
Quantum computing, the story of a wild idea | Andris Ambainis at TEDxRiga 2013Quantum computing, the story of a wild idea | Andris Ambainis at TEDxRiga 2013, 9 Aug 2013
Quantum Computing Update | Ray Laflamme at TEDxWaterloo 2013QC Update | Ray Laflamme at TEDxWaterloo 2013, 30 May 2013
Nanoelectronics and Quantum Computation | Charlie Marcus - TEDxCaltechNanoelectronics and Quantum Computation | Charlie Marcus - TEDxCaltech, 18 Feb 2011