Learn quantum computing with the NQCC

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Begin with the basics - discover the fundamental physics principles that make quantum computers work in a simple and intuitive way. Then progress to quantum circuits, key algorithms, and even how to program real quantum computers!

Introduction

So you’ve heard of quantum technology and how it’s going to revolutionize, well, everything. How do we know that and how does it work?

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What is quantum computing?

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How do quantum computers work?

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Will quantum computers break the internet?

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How to build a quantum computer

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Analogy toolbox

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Superposition

This skill introduces the superposition principle. You'll gain insight into where this principle comes from, why it is necessary, and what you can do with it.

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What is quantum computing?

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Superposition in a jump rope

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Superposition in the quantum world

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Superposition in the abstract

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Superposition in quantum computing

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Qubits

Start with some fundamentals in how we represent information and by the end of this skill you'll understand how we can encode and process information using quantum physics!

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It from bit

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Qubit from bit

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The Bloch circle

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Do you |ket⟩ it?

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The Bloch sphere

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Measurement

Measurement the destructor. What does it mean to measure something in general? What does it mean to measure something in quantum physics? Discover the dirty secrets about measurement in quantum computing.

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Bloch party

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Randomness rules

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Get real

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What’s the problem?

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Circuits

How do we represent the programs to be run on quantum computers? After this skill you'll be able to decipher some of the cool diagrams you see in the field.

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Single qubit warm-up

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Double the fun

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More, more, more!

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You, quantum mechanic

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Quantum search

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Entanglement

Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." It's not so spooky, but it may be extremely useful! Discover the most quintessential concept in quantum physics.

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Bird’s eye view

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Correlations and kets

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Creating entanglement

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Entanglement in the wild

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Variables in hiding

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Visualizing entanglement in quantum computers

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Noise

Why don't we have useful quantum computers yet? Learn what's holding us back through an understanding of how noise and interference affect quantum computers.

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NISQy business

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Bloching noise

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Controlling noise

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Error correction

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Speedup

An introduction to the prototypical quantum algorithms that exhibit known speedup over the best classical algorithms.

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What is complexity?

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Deutsch-Jozsa

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Shor’s algorithm

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Grover speedups

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Control

Learn all about quantum control and how it is used to create quantum gates and combat noise.

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Paradigm shifts

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Making gates

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Noise be gone

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Quantum optimization

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Programming

Are you ready for the trenches? This skill pits you against the challenges of programming a real quantum computer — assembly code, compiling, qubit topology, and more!

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Gate, set, match

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Compiling

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Code

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Quantum optimization

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Frequently asked questions

Black Opal is the first interactive online learning platform for anyone interested in learning quantum computing. With Black Opal’s intuitive design featuring visualization, interactivity and animation, you can learn quantum computing in just minutes per day.

Black Opal’s educational tools are designed to help anyone begin their quantum journey - from students to developers entering or curious about the field, as well as businesses looking to build a quantum-ready workforce or empower customers seeking quantum advantage.

The Black Opal community is a forum for existing Black Opal users that offers community members the chance to engage with fellow learners and Q-CTRL experts.

You can access two individual “Pro” plans; a) $9.99 USD a month billed annually or b) $19.99 USD a month billed monthly. Organizations with multiple users can also secure enterprise plans enabling full user management.

Yes, you can try our industry-leading interactive content for free and start learning fundamental quantum computing concepts. If you would like to take your quantum journey to the next level, you can unlock the full course with a Pro subscription

Yes, your business can access an enterprise plan. Please contact us for a consultation.