Black Opal

Black Opal

Learn quantum computing

Go from zero background to programming real quantum computers.

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Discover Black Opal’s 10 learning modules

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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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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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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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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Loved by our community

A well-structured program that introduces complex quantum computing concepts through intuitive visualisations with concise and clear narrative contents, and interlinked hands-on exercises that reinforce the key points. The self-paced nature of the training is well suited for working professionals.

Tarlan Mammadov
Head of Data Strategy
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The activities are interactive, and visualizing the actions of gates on the Bloch sphere is very thorough. There are a lot of perks of the pro subscription!

Tushar Pandey
PhD Student
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Black Opal offers beautiful visualizations explaining the fundamentals of quantum computation. The language used is easy to comprehend with no complexity, and easily relatable.

Sagar Mothkuri
PhD Student
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Black Opal is needed as quantum computing moves from the domain of quantum physicists to a wider audience and applications. This level of learning helps to demystify quantum computing and fuel the quantum conversation.

Prof. James Rabeau
Honorary Professor in Physics
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I highly recommend this for any level of background. It’s a hands on way to learn the basics of quantum computing. I’m going through the lessons for a second time.

Russ Fein
Investor
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The visualization tools enables one to 'see' quantum states. Black Opal strikes the right balance to enable learners to build an intuitive understanding of the abstract quantum concepts - this has been a great learning experience!

Rohit Narayan
Digital Director
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Loved by our community

A well-structured program that introduces complex quantum computing concepts through intuitive visualisations with concise and clear narrative contents, and interlinked hands-on exercises that reinforce the key points. The self-paced nature of the training is well suited for working professionals.

Tarlan Mammadov
Head of Data Strategy
,

The activities are interactive, and visualizing the actions of gates on the Bloch sphere is very thorough. There are a lot of perks of the pro subscription!

Tushar Pandey
PhD Student
,

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