Quantum Computing

  • English
  • Munich
  • Blended
  • January 2023
  • 8 weeks, part time
  • 3500 €, Discounts available

An introductory course

Foto: © Christoph Hohmann (MCQST Cluster)

The certificate program ”Quantum Computing” introduces the phenomena and mathematical description of quantum science and their application to the realm of quantum computing to professionals.

Participants will gain a basic understanding of quantum mechanical effects and notions and apply these in hands-on single-photon experiments, with references to quantum computing being made from the outset.

Afterward, the program will address different layers of quantum computing applications, such as:

  • concepts, potentials, and limitations of quantum algorithms;
  • realizations of quantum computers: hardware, errors, and their correction;
  • advanced concepts like quantum simulations and quantum machine learning.

After the course, participants can:

  • define and explain the basic concepts in quantum science;
  • interpret and design (simple) quantum circuits;
  • distinguish between algorithms with exponential or non-exponential speedup and apply a rough criterion to identify the possible speedup;
  • explain why the realization of error-corrected quantum computers poses extraordinary engineering difficulty;
  • give examples for the typical present and near-term applications in the area of quantum computing and quantum simulation;
  • transfer the concept of quantum computing to an exemplary real-world application.

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Why this program?

Quantum technologies are a firmly established and strongly growing scientific research field with great application potential for industry. The current challenge facing Germany and Europe is to transfer the knowledge and technological expertise on quantum systems from university laboratories and research institutes to the private sector. Experts and executives in high-tech industry will play a key role, as they must recognize and implement the specific potential of quantum technologies for their respective companies.

The program combines evidence-based input and hands-on examples:
The program pairs abstract concepts with practical implementation and execution of algorithms on actual quantum computers. Real-world use cases and prototypical realizations from the Munich area serve as examples.

Ed-Tech methods will help participants bridge the gap from theory to application:
Didactics experts introduce complex topics with hands-on quantum mechanics experiments, visualizations, and VR applications. Programming exercises and project work, partly executed on real quantum devices, bridge the gap from theory to applications.

Two renowned universities join forces:
The program is part of QL3, a project of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). In close cooperation with an industrial advisory board and didactic experts, globally recognized researchers seek to create comprehensive concepts and extra-occupational training programs. In this way, this future-relevant topic can be promoted at the interface of science and product development.

Participants can broaden their network:
Participants can establish contacts with experts from the Munich universities.
Optional networking events after the program can also be taken advantage of, facilitating contact between companies and experts at local research institutions and offering a long-term connection to the local quantum technologies landscape.

The program will continuously be evaluated and further developed:
The course is monitored for its didactical efficiency and is constantly improved upon participants’ feedback.

Optional refresher courses on linear algebra or Python:
Prior to the program, participants can do self-paced refresher courses on linear algebra and Python; if needed.

Details

  • Certificate: After successful completion of the final exam, participants will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich.
  • Continuing Education Points: The certificate can be used to earn 5 ECTS credits that are applicable to the Executive MBA programs at the Technical University of Munich.
  • Duration (in weeks): 8 weeks, part-time
  • Language: English
  • Academic Responsibility:
    • Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner, Walter Schottky Institut and Physics Department, Chair of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Technical University of Munich
    • Prof. Dr. Jan von Delft, Chair of Theoretical Solid State Physics, Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Module(s): Kick-off day on campus:
    January 12, 2023: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm in Munich
    Online Sessions:
    January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023 from 05:00pm – 08:00 pm
    Optional review session: February 23, March 2, 2023 from 05:00pm – 08:00 pm
    Final day on campus:
    March 10, 2023: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm in Munich
  • Credibility (i.e., for EMBAs) 5 ECTS
  • Target Group: This program is designed for people preferably with a natural or computer science background, such as software developers, physicists or chemists. No prior experience in quantum technologies is required.
  • Format: blended-learning: Online & on campus: Munich
  • Program Fee & Discounts: 3.500 €*
    The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the funding guideline "Quantum Futur Education". Therefore, we can offer the partially funded price of 2.850€ in 2023 to the organizations of the QL3 Advisory Board, TUM & LMU alumni.
    10% discount for members or employees of our strategic cooperation partners (see below).
  • Access Requirements: Participants should have basic knowledge of linear algebra and a programming language, although no expert knowledge is required. Self-paced refresher courses on linear algebra and Python are offered additionally; if needed.

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.

Lecturers

  • Dr. Lukas Sigl, Walter Schottky Institut and Physics Department, Chair of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Technical University of Munich
  • Dr. Judith Gabel, Chair of Theoretical Solid State Physics, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Björn Ladewig, Chair of Theoretical Solid State Physics, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Dr. Anna Donhauser, Chair of Physics Education, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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For more information about the QL3 Advisory Board, please click here.

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Please note: The current Corona regulations apply to all programs. We will continuously inform registered participants about any changes, e.g. regarding the implementation of on-campus events. If you have any questions, please contact our program managers at any time.

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