The Quantum Quest is a web class for high school students, organized by the University of Amsterdam and QuSoft. During 2018, 2020 and 2021, students from all over the globe learned about the mathematics behind Quantum Computers. The next Dutch edition will take place in November 2023.

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?

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)!

The course will open for registration in September 2023. In the meantime, all the course materials are freely available. Please feel warmly invited to browse these pages to already get an impression of the Quantum Quest, or perhaps even complete the course by self-study!

The Quantum Quest is thankful for support by the Quantum Software Consortium.

In 2021, we start a collaboration with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, who are kindly helping us to allow more students to access the Quest.