Quantum Computing and communication:
More than forty years ago, Richard Feynman proposed harnessing quantum physics to build a more powerful kind of computer. “Nature isn’t classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of Nature, you’d better make it quantum mechanical, and by golly it’s a wonderful problem because it doesn’t look so easy” he said.
The development of Quantum Computing has seen significant progress over these years.
A major milestone was the realization of basic quantum operations and the creation of qubits, the fundamental units of quantum information.
As technology advanced, scientists developed different approaches to build quantum computers, such as superconducting circuits, trapped ions, topological qubits, and photonics-based systems.
Quantum computing shows promise in several areas. One notable application is in cryptography, where quantum algorithms can break certain encryption schemes while also enabling secure communication through quantum key distribution.
Quantum computing also has the potential to revolutionize optimization problems, such as logistics planning, financial portfolio optimization, and drug discovery.
Furthermore, quantum simulations can be performed using quantum computers to study complex quantum systems, molecular dynamics, and materials science. This has implications for designing new materials and understanding fundamental scientific phenomena.
Quantum computing is still in its early stages, and practical, large-scale quantum computers are yet to be fully realized. Overcoming challenges like decoherence, error correction, and scalability are active areas of research.
The structure of this weekend course is :
Day 1: The evolution of Quantum Computing
1.1: Richard Feynman’s exhortation to pursue Quantum Computing
1.2: Varieties of Qubit experience
1.3: Measures of Quantum Computing power
1.4: The roadmap of Quantum Computing
1.5: Challenges for Quantum Computing
Day 2: Applications of Quantum Computing
2.1: Problems worthy of a Quantum Solution
2.2: Quantum Algorithms
2.3: Quantum Programming languages
2.4: Accessing Quantum Computers
2.5: Resources to learn Quantum Computing
This course is offered during the second weekend of every month, starting December 2023
Further information will be provided to those who express interest by sending a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724
Enrolment and fee payment:
- As the course is delivered through WhatsApp, the enrolment process is simply that of sending a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724.
- The fee for the above weekend course is Rs 1000/- and can be easily remitted through PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
- For those who would rather pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is :
- Madan Mohan Pant
- HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon
- (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)