One-way Quantum Computation

10 June 2022 - 31 December 2024 г.
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  • English

    course language

  • 5 weeks

    course duration

  • от 4 до 6 часов в неделю

    needed to educate

  • 2 credit points

    for credit at your university

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The creation of a quantum computer is one of the overarching challenges of our times. A quantum computer will open before humanity the solution of many fundamental and applied problems. Scientific groups and IT giants have created prototypes of quantum computers. Today, these devices have limited power, which is not enough even to compete with classic computers. However, modern scientific advances are rapidly approaching the moment of creating a universal working prototype of a quantum computer.

Such importance of the quantum computer, as well as its rapid development, allows claiming that any scientist needs to understand the principles of operation and the structure of this device.
In this course, you will explore in detail the one-way quantum computing model. This model is one of the most promising in terms of practical implementation. In addition, you will understand what continuous-variable quantum computation is and how this type of computation differs from the usual computations with qubits. In addition, you will explore in detail the methods of quantum error correction that can be applied to all models of quantum computation. The authors of the course belong to the theoretical quantum-optical school of St. Petersburg, which arose at the dawn of the formation of this science. We work at St. Petersburg State University and are part of the expert community "Quantum Technologies Consortium" of the state support program for NTI centers, which supported the creation of this course.


The course is taught completely online.


Level of English: B1.

Course program

Quantum Computing: Modern Principles and Models

One-way Computation in Discrete Variables

Physical Systems in Continuous Variables

One-way Computation in Continuous Variables

Quantum Codes of Error Correction for One-way Computation

Education results

Upon completing the course on "One-way Quantum Computation," learners will:

  1. Gain insights into the fundamental principles of quantum computing.

  2. Understand the significance and potential applications of quantum computers in solving complex problems.

  3. Explore the intricacies of the one-way quantum computing model.

  4. Understand how this model differs from other quantum computation approaches.

  5. Acquire knowledge about the practical implementation of quantum computation.

  6. Explore the potential advantages and challenges associated with the one-way quantum computing model.

  7. Bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and practical applications in quantum computing.

Formed competencies

The course is aimed at the formation of general learning competencies for Bachelor’s and Specialists’ programs, as well as other competencies included in the education program.

Education directions

Отзывы о курсе

Королев Сергей Борисович

Position: аспирант физического факультета СПбГУ, кафедра Общей физики-1, Лаборатория Квантовой Оптики

Голубева Татьяна Юрьевна

Доктор физико-математических наук
Position: профессор кафедры Общей физики-1, Лаборатория Квантовой Оптики

Вашукевич Евгений Александрович

Position: аспирант физического факультета СПбГУ, кафедра Общей физики-1, Лаборатория Квантовой Оптики


The course certificate is issued upon completion of all graded tasks of the course.

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