Materials Science of Quantum Computing
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering department. Recommended: Strongly recommended coursework in introduction to materials science, electronic materials, solid state physics, quantum mechanics and basic knowledge in computer programming or MATLAB. Quantum computing is the emerging field that attempts to perform information processing on a quantum mechanical state (qubit). This graduate level course targets advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students for an introduction to this field of applied physics and the related material structures needed for elementary quantum computing. This course focuses on targeted topics of quantum mechanics and solid state physics as applicable to ion trap qubits, electron spin qubits, and superconducting qubits with connections to actual material structures their design and means of fabrication.