The quantum computer is a computer of the future.
Instead of working with bits that have two states (
1), quantum computers work with quantum bits which can be in an infinite number of possible states.
They can solve certain difficult problems much faster than we know using ordinary computers and also pave the way for new scientific explorations.
Researchers at universities and in industry are working hard to build this fascinating device.
But how does a quantum computer actually work and how can it be programmed?
In our five-week online course “Quantum Quest”, you will explore what makes quantum computers so special, solve tricky puzzles and learn the mathematics of real quantum algorithms together with other students from all over the world. This year, the Quantum Quest is jointly organised by the QuSoft research centre in Amsterdam and the Cluster of Excellence CASA of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
The signup period for the 2023 edition has now closed. Everyone who signed up receives further information by email. However, even without being registered, everyone is welcome to use our complete course materials for self-study, any time of the year, for free!
This is what awaits you:
- A free, five-week course for high school students.
- Course starts on 30 October 2023
- Every week you solve a quest
- Flexible learning with videos, Discord server, and interactive live meetings
- Certificate of participation and prizes at the end of the course
- Graduation ceremony on 15 December 2023
There are two ways to join:
- Students (16-20 years old) from anywhere around the world can sign up individually, or with a small team.
- High-school teachers can sign up a complete class, or recommend the course to motivated students.
The Quantum Quest is thankful for support by the Quantum Software Consortium, Quantum Delta NL and the Cluster of Excellence Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries.