The Quantum Technologies Ecosystem : TQTE

Backdrop :

Quantum computing has gone from science fiction to foreseeable reality within our lifetime. From Google to IBM, China to the U.S. — everyone everywhere seems fixated on realizing the power of quantum computing.

We have recently seen an explosion in the field of “quantum computing” which  represents the biggest technological revolution of our lifetimes. Forget artificial intelligence (AI). Forget the metaverse. Forget electric vehicles. Forget even the computer or the internet. Quantum computing will change the world in more profound ways than all those technological revolutions put together. And computing is not the only manifestation of Quantum phenomenon. Quantum Sensors, Quantum Metrology and Quantum Biology are heralding the second Quantum Revolution.

The Covid 19 pandemic had established remote learning as a means of learning. While some may quibble about its effectiveness in imparting traditional ( read obsolete and irrelevant) knowledge, there is no doubt that it is the only method to be future ready and abreast of emerging technologies and skills. And the number one technology today is Quantum Technology, and while it is relatively easy to learn about it on your own, the formal system has nothing to bring widespread awareness about its importance and significance. I have created what I call a “ Learning Ramp” for acquiring an understanding of TheQuantum Technologies Ecosystem.

Quantum physics is a gateway to a lifelong love of science!

This course is not so much about Teaching Quantum Mechanics but more  about how one can learn it and why.An important purpose of this course is to develop pride in our own Scientists and their fundamental contributions at the Quantum  level which have been unjustly ignored. Raman effect for which Sir CV Raman was conferred the Nobel Prize in 1930 was essentially a ‘Quantum’ effect. Satyendra Bose after whom a class of particles have been named Bosons has also made signal contributions. And in the world of Quantum Computing, a famous algorithm was developed by Luv Grover. 

Just like the IITs created in the 1960s transformed the slide-rule wielding engineer to the complex problem solver, who made wide impact, learners who wish to be future ready will lead the world in the field of Quantum Machine Learning, drawing upon the twin engines of Machine Learning and Quantum Technologies. 

The flow: 

Week1: The magic of Quantum

Week 2: Key Quantum Concepts

Week 3: Quantum Computing

Week 4: Quantum Biology and other Quantum Technologies

Structured as 20 WhatsApp delivered sessions of about an hour each

Week 1: The Magic of Quantum

TQTE01: Why Learn Quantum?

TQTE02: The dramatis personae in Quantum Mechanics

TQTE03: Quantum Phenomenon in everyday life 

TQTE04: Quantum technologies around us

TQTE05: India’s contribution to Quantum

Week 2: Key Quantum Concepts

TQTE06: Wave-particle duality and uncertainty principle

TQTE07: Spin

TQTE08: Superposition

TQTE09: Quantum Tunnelling

TQTE10: Quantum Entanglement

Week 3: Quantum Computing :

TQTE11: Quantum Computing in the news

TQTE12: Key components of Quantum Computing

TQTE13: Approaches to Quantum Computing

TQTE14: Quantum algorithms and Quantum Software

TQTE15: Applications of Quantum Computing

Week 4: Quantum Biology and other Quantum Technologies: 

TQTE16: The emergence  and promise of Quantum Biology

TQTE17: Quantum Sensors

TQTE18: The second Quantum Revolution

TQTE19: The expectations from Quantum Technologies

TQTE20: Learning Quantum on your own…it’s possible!

Course access and delivery model: 

Fresh cohorts begin on the first Monday of every month. The next cohort begins on Monday 2nd May 2022. Thereafter fresh cohorts will begin on the first Monday of every month.

  • The group formation is not contingent on a minimum number enrolled. Even if there is only one person enrolled for a particular slot of a course, the course will be delivered to that person. 
  • I will be making a number of posts during the scheduled time slots. These posts may be in the form of text, images of PowerPoint slides, my audios, my videos or curated videos of others…
  • About 10 minutes before the scheduled time of my posts I will post a message to the effect that the session is about to begin. The default time slot for my WhatsApp posts is from 5pm to 6pm (IST).
  • If any course participant  has a query, question or observation, they may go ahead and make it right there. If this concerns the whole group, please make it in the group. If it is meant as a message to me, then please send me a direct message rather than posting it in the group.
  • If I can make a quick short and effective response, without losing the thread of the conversation, I will respond right then, else I will pool all these and make a special post in response. 
  • Towards the end of the session I will share the PowerPoint slides as a pdf file that can be used in ways that the learners find convenient.
  • You may keep posting your queries and comments even after the scheduled time for my posts is over. All the posts and conversations ( including audio) will remain with you until you consciously and deliberately delete them. This is the greatest advantage of this method 

Enrolment and fee payment: 

  • As the course is being delivered through WhatsApp the enrolment process is simply that of sending a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724
  • The fee for the month-long course is Rs 5000/- ,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 

        A/c 26451000000301

        HDFC0002645

  • (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)

To know more, contact Prof. MM Pant by sending him a WhatsApp message at : +919810073724