QuTech Academy course: Modelling of Superconducting Devices





Delft: AS-Classroom 1 (Building 22, room F.205)


In this course we discuss tools for the theoretical and numerical modeling of superconducting devices with Josephson junctions (circuit-QED). We discuss the theory of electric circuit quantization and black-box quantization which allows one to translate electric circuits into Hamiltonians and their dissipative environment. We review various of the known superconducting qubits, couplers and amplifiers obtained within this description. We use the language and tools of quantum optics to understand essential properties and dynamics of the devices. Some guest lectures will be given. 

Course dates: The course will be given in Delft every Tuesday afternoon (15:45-18:45h) over the period of September 6th until November 1st.

Course details

Dr. B.M. Terhal
Expected prior knowledge
Courses: Fundamentals of Quantum Information, and Quantum Hardware 1 and 2
Intended Audience
This course is aimed at 2nd year MSc students and PhD students working with superconducting qubits.
Study Goals
Ability to model and analyze the dynamics of a superconducting qubit or device.
Ability to read and understand current literature on circuit-QED.  
Education Method
Weekly lecture + weekly exercise session.
Literature and Study Materials
Lecture notes, slides, scientific publications and textbook "Quantum Engineering" by A.M. Zagoskin (Cambridge University Press).
For both PhDs and MSc students: 60% Weekly Assignments + 40% Presentations by students.
Contact hours
3 hours per week; 9 weeks
Graduate School Credits
5 GSCs

QuTech Academy
The QuTech Academy is part of QuTech and aims to educate quantum engineers of the future. Participation of Casimir PhDs to their courses is free of charge.

You can register for the course by filling in the form below. Please note that the registration deadline is Monday August 29th. Your place at the course will be confirmed via email.

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