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New Graduate Certificate in Quantum Computation

New interdisciplinary certificate is a joint program between the departments of mathematical sciences and physics

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It has been known for decades that certain computational problems in quantum computation are much more efficient than state-of- the-art conventional computers. Now that the first quantum computers are being constructed, this knowledge is of increasing practical importance, not least for public key cryptography.

In response, the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Physics have created a new interdisciplinary graduate certificate in quantum computation. This graduate certificate provides science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals with the background in quantum computation and quantum mechanics necessary to understand and evaluate current progress toward the construction of large-scale quantum computers.

This certificate program gives STEM professionals the necessary background to understand both the potential of quantum computation and the challenges that must be faced in the construction of large- scale quantum computers.

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