Semester: Spring

Offered: 2019

As a first course in quantum mechanics, tailored for engineering, applied mathematics and computer science students, this course will teach concepts needed to engineer a quantum world, to understand quantum mechanical properties of materials and build an intuition for quantum information science. The course will be a hybrid of lectures on theory, state-of-the-art computational methods (‘theory-lab’) in quantum simulations and we will use IBM Q Experience, an open access quantum computer. Topics will include periodic potentials, quantizing vibrations in solids, spin matrices, an introduction to qubits and quantum algorithms. Assignments will teach the basics of the Python programming language, introduce students to open source scientific software and quantum simulation methods.


Class Hours Tuesday 12-1:15pm

Thursday 12-1:15pm

Pierce 209

Lab Hours Wednesday Afternoon

Slots TBD

Maxwell Dworkin

Office Hours with Prineha Narang Tuesday 10-11am

Thursday 3-4pm

Pierce Hall 304

Teaching Fellows Will Finigan

Michael Cubeddu

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Related Materials

What is this class about?

Here’s a video put together by Prof. Narang on why you should take this class!

Meet the Instructor and TFs

Here’s a brief Vimeo video brought to you by the instructor, Prof. Narang and two of the TFs, Mike and Will.