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Quantum Computing


Admission requirements

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The course consists of regular lecturers in which we look at Quantum Computing through the eyes of a computer scientist. This means that after the presentation of some necessary basic knowledge, several topics are addressed like architecture, algorithms, programming languages, cryptography, and hardware. This results in knowledge of an exiting research field, of which it is clear that despite the progress made, many hurdles still have to be taken.

Course objectives

This course aims to provide the students an insight in the fascinating area of Quantum Computing. Despite the fact that Quantum Computing is based on Quantum Physics no background in physics or advanced mathematics is required to participate this course.


The most recent timetable can be found at the LIACS website

Mode of instruction

regular lectures

Assessment method

written exam

Reading list

Noson S. Yanofsky and Mirco A. Mannucci, Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists, Cambridge University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-521-879965.


You have to sign up for classes and examinations (including resits) in uSis. Check this link for more information and activity codes.

There is a limited capacity for students from outside the master Computer Science programme. Please contact the study-advisor.

Contact information

Study coordinator Computer Science, Riet Derogee


Quantum Computing