The Quantum Quest is a web class for high school students, organized by the University of Amsterdam and QuSoft.

The quantum computer is a computer of the future. Instead of working with bits that have two states (0 and 1), quantum computers work with quantum bits which can be in an infinite number of possible states. They can solve certain difficult problems much faster than we know using ordinary computers and also pave the way for new scientific explorations. Researchers at universities and in industry are working hard to build this fascinating device. But how does a quantum computer actually work and how can it be programmed?

Starting October 30, 2020, we will take you on a four-week adventure to learn the basics of quantum computing. By the end of it, you will understand what quantum bits and quantum algorithms are and what they are good for.

Update (Oct 18): Registration is now closed. (Thanks to the 200+ people who registered!) Please contact Mees de Vries if you are a Dutch high school student and would still like to participate. We will be in touch with more information shortly.

Throughout this course, we will stay in touch via the chat platform Discord. There, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow students, and we will offer live Q&A sessions to discuss any questions that you might have. We will also use the online platform Canvas, where you will be able to submit your homework solutions. And those of you who stay around until the end will get a certificate (and perhaps even a prize)!