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Intro to Quantum Information Science (scottaaronson.com)
114 points by furcyd on Dec 19, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments

Not a MOOC, but I found this book well suited to beginners (such as myself):


Are there any recommended Quantum Computing MOOCs for the beginner currently out there?

There's Quantum Information Science (https://www.edx.org/course/quantum-information-science-i) on edX.


- It's an MIT graduate class (this could be a con if you are a beginner in other areas and not just in quantum computation).

- It's taught by Isaac Chuang (of Nielsen & Chuang, the leading textbook on quantum computing) and Peter Shor (of the Shor factoring algorithm, the most famous quantum algorithm).


- Shor does 90% of the lectures, and he is... not a good teacher.

- When I took it, there was almost zero support (e.g., when there were bugs in the problem sets).

I'm glad I took it, because it induced me to learn a bunch of material I had been wanting to learn for a while, but compared to what it could have been it was pretty disappointing.

Check out Umesh Vazirani's course from UC Berkley's open courseware. It's accessible.

Thanks. Can you provide a link? The edx course is down and the YouTube collection I found has a missing video.

Hmmmm. I'm not sure. I can't seem to access it any more either. Sorry! :(

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