Quantum Computing

Useful Resources for Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing & Quantum Information is the promising future of Computer Science. Quantum Computing is making a disruption in areas such as Cryptography, Machine Learning, and NP Hard Algorithms. In this blog post, I share a collection of useful resources to help fellow learners and scholars kick started into the Quantum Era.


  1. Online Courses

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Online Courses

  1. Open edX – Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
  2. MIT OpenCourseWare – Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
  3. MIT OpenCourseWare – Quantum Physics I
  4. MIT OpenCourseWare – Quantum Physics II
  5. NPTEL – Quantum Information and Computing[ Video Lectures | Official Online Course ]
  6. Lecture: Analytical and Numerical Methods for Quantum Many-Body Systems from a Quantum Information Perspective (WS12/13) 

MIT Courses without Audio/Video

  1. MIT OpenCourseWare – Great Ideas in Theoretical Computer Science
  2. MIT OpenCourseWare – Quantum Theory I
  3. MIT OpenCourseWare – Quantum Information Science
  4. MIT OpenCourseWare – Quantum Computation
  5. TUDelft OpenCourseWare – Quantum Information Processing


  1. IOP Institute of Physics – Silicon Quantum Information Processing 2016: Towards hybrid quantum circuits
  2. QT Lab Conferences
  3. USC Quantum Computation and Open Quantum Systems – Quantum Meeting
  4. TQC 2016

Text Books

  1. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Michael A. Nielsen, Isaac L. Chuang [ Amazon ]
  2. Quantum Computing: From Linear Algebra to Physical Realizations by Mikio Nakahara, Tetsuo Ohmi [ Amazon ]
  3. Quantum Computer Science: An Introduction by N. David Mermin [ Amazon ]
  4. Quantum Machine Learning by Peter Wittek [Link]

Online Books

  1. Quantum Programming in QCL, Bernhard Ömer, 20th January 2000


Research Papers

  1. M. Grassl, M. R.
    Leveraging automorphisms of quantum codes for fault-tolerant quantum computation
    Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT’13), Istanbul, Turkey, 2013, 534–538 [ BibTex ]

JabRef Research Papers BibTeX [Link]

Mendeley Research Papers BibTex [Link]


  1. Leo Kouwenhoven [Google Scholar]
  2. Zhang Jiang [Google Scholar]


  1. CNET – Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand
  2. Can we make Quantum Technology? – An interview with Leo Kouwenhoven [Link]
  3. Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017 [Link]
  4. Inside Microsoft’s quest for a topological quantum computer [Link]


  1. Microsoft – Quantum Computing 101
  2. Let’s Build A Quantum Computer!


  1. MIT Video – Quantum Information
  2. Quantum Annealing: Quantum Computing for Combinatorial Optimization problems [Link]

Universities & Institutions

  1. University of Waterloo – Institute for Quantum Computing
  2. Freie Universitat Berlin – Department of Physics

Research Labs

Research Groups

  1. Microsoft – Quantum Architectures and Computation Group (QuArC)
  2. Quantum Transport Group – Leo Kouwenhoven [Link]


  1. Microsoft Story Labs – StationQ



  1. Microsoft StationQ – Worldwide consortium for the advancement of topological quantum computation


  1. András Gilyén wins second prize in Microsoft Quantum Challenge
  2. Microsoft Quantum Challenge results are in
  3. Justin Trudeau meets quantum challenge
  4. Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It [Link]


  1. Microsoft Quantum Challenge


  1. Microsoft – Language-Integrated Quantum Operations: LIQUi|>[ GitHub ]


  1. Markus Grassel
  2. Bernhard Ömer


  1. IIT New Delhi – Quantum Computation and Information Theory
  2. Cornel University – Quantum Information Processing
  3. Computations in Quantum Tensor Networks – Thomas Huckle, Thomas Schulte-Herbrüggen, Konrad Waldherr – Bonn, 4.8.2011


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