As the field of quantum computing continues to evolve and advance, there is a growing need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to tackle the complex challenges and opportunities it presents.

This comprehensive course is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and practical applications of quantum computing. Through a blend of theoretical and hands-on learning, participants will gain a deep appreciation for the potential of this cutting-edge technology and be equipped with the skills needed to make a real impact in the field.

Whether you are a researcher, security practitioner, engineer, or simply interested in this exciting and rapidly evolving field, this course offers a unique and valuable opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the quantum era.

Topics covered in the course;

  • Introduction to quantum computing
  • Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
  • Bloch sphere
  • IBM Quantum Entanglement
  • Quantum Gates
  • No Cloning Theorem
  • Quantum algorithms
  • Programming in Qiskit
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Learners should be familiar with matrix multiplication, vectors, and complex numbers.

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You will;

  • Gain the skills to accurately calculate the probabilities of quantum states
  • Obtain the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively illustrate quantum bits
  • Have the ability to write quantum circuits using the Qiskit language
  • Become proficient in utilising the Quantum Computer of IBM
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Day 1

Introduction to Quantum Computing

  • Introduction of the course
  • Motivations behind quantum computing
  • Description of a Quantum Phenomenon

The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics

  • Four postulates
  • Quantum bits (qubits)
  • Quantum registers (quregisters)
  • Quantum gates
  • Extracting information from quantum registers (Measurements)

IBM Quantum

  • Entanglement
  • Implementation examples for qubits

Elements of classical digital technology

  • Logical gates and circuits
  • Synchronous Sequential circuits

Day 2

Quantum Gates

  • One Qubit Gates
  • Two (or more) Qubits Gates

Quantum Circuit Model

  • Quantum Circuit: Overview
  • The beam-splitter experiment

How to prepare a superposition?

  • Preparing an arbitrary quantum state

No cloning theorem

  • No Cloning Theorem - Proof

Quantum Algorithms

  • Receipt of quantum algorithm design
  • Initialization
  • Quantum parallelism
  • Amplitude amplification
  • Measurement
  • Classical post-processing
  • Algorithms with polynomial speedup
  • Grover's algorithm

Day 3

Quantum Algorithms

  • Algorithms with superpolynomial speedup
  • The Deutsch-Jozsa Algorithms
  • Quantum Fourier Transform
  • Phase estimation
  • Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm and phase estimation
  • Quantum Counting
  • Shor's Algorithms
  • Quantum optimization

Programming Quantum Computers

  • The main approaches
  • Qiskit
  • Q#
  • IBM Quantum
  • Xanadu Quantum Computer

Summary and outlook

  • Post quantum cryptography
  • Quantum communications
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