University in Greece Rolls Out M.Sc. in Quantum Computing & Quantum Technologies

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University in Greece Rolls Out M.Sc. in Quantum Computing & Quantum Technologies

Democritus University of Thrace

According to a post on the Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th.) website, the university in Greece has begun offering a high-quality and affordable M.Sc. in Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies.

Among other benefits of the course, the program offers access to various IBM machines through IBM’s educational and research programs.

As per the announcement, the application period for the academic year 2022–2023 has been extended, with a deadline for new applications set for Friday, October 7, 2022, 14.00 (Athen’s time, CET+1). Courses start on Monday, October 31, 2022.

International M.Sc. Program in Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies

The M.Sc. will provide postgraduate students with cutting-edge knowledge in Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies, as well as skills and abilities that will enable them to program quantum computers and develop novel quantum algorithms. Graduates of this program will also be able to use and apply the acquired knowledge not only in science and research but also to tackle problems that companies face in their operation as well as to create new enterprises. Graduates of the program may also continue their studies toward a Ph.D. degree.

In the MSc program participate:

1. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace (DECE), and

2. The Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos” (INN-D)

IBM Quantum

The M.Sc. program participates in both the “IBM Quantum Educators Program” and the “IBM Quantum Researchers Program”.

Students will acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in the following specific areas:

• Quantum computing

• Quantum and quantum bit devices

• Quantum Solid-state devices

• Quantum communications

• Quantum algorithms

• Quantum machine learning

No previous knowledge of Quantum Mechanics is required. Courses in Quantum Mechanics and Linear Algebra for Quantum Mechanics are part of the M.Sc. curriculum.

Courses in areas in which quantum computing and quantum technologies have already made an impact are also included in the M.Sc. curriculum:

• Natural and Unconventional Computing

• Computational Biology

• Artificial Intelligence

• Big Data Handling

The postgraduate students will use IBM’s quantum computers for coursework via the cloud available through the “IBM Quantum Educators Program”. Students may access IBM Quantum systems for their dissertation research via the “IBM Quantum Researchers Program”.

James Dargan

James Dargan

James Dargan is a contributor at The Quantum Insider. His focus is on the QC startup ecosystem and he writes articles on the space that have a tone accessible to the average reader

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