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Keep in mind that these courses may not be available to every department, so make sure to learn more about courses you are interested in and confirm your eligibility.

**Quantum information science seeks to understand how fundamental laws of quantum physics can be used to dramatically improve the acquisition, transmission, and processing of information.**

Courses in this area discuss basic, intermediate and advanced concepts of quantum information and quantum computation: qubits, entanglement, quantum gates and quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, as well as topics including physical qubits and quantum computing architectures.

**EE 500Q: Quantum Information Science and Engineering Seminar**

Weekly presentations from quantum scientists across multiple disciplines; covering industry, academia, and national lab experiences in QISE.*Professor Kai-Mei Fu / Winter 2025*

**PHYS 107**: Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and the Foundations of the Modern Technological World.*Professor Miguel Morales / Winter 2023*

**PHYS 225: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics**

Emphasizes two-state systems. Introduces spin and applications in nuclear magnetic resonance.*Professor Matthew Yankowitz / Autumn 2024*

**PHYS 324: Quantum Mechanics – Part I**Introduction to nonrelativistic quantum mechanics: need for quantum theory, Schrodinger equation, operators, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom, identical particles, and the periodic table.

*Professor Jason Detwiler / Autumn 2024*

**PHYS 325: Quantum Mechanics – Part II**Continuation of PHYS 324. Introduction to nonrelativistic quantum mechanics: perturbation theory, the variational principle, radiation; application of quantum mechanics to atomic physics, magnetic resonance, scattering, and various special topics.

*Professor Aurel Bulgac /*

*Winter 2025*

**PHYS 517: Quantum Mechanics**

First of a three-part sequence. Modern non-relativistic quantum mechanics developed, beginning with its basic principles. Dirac and abstract operator notation introduced, starting with simple examples.*Professor Isabel Garcia-Garcia / Autumn 2024 *

**PHYS 518: Quantum Mechanics**

Second of a three-part sequence.*Professor Isabel Garcia-Garcia / Winter 2025*

**PHYS 519: Quantum Mechanics**

Third of a three-part sequence.*Professor Stephen Sharpe / Spring 2025*

**PHYS 521: Quantum Information**

Quantum information and quantum computing. Landauer’s Principle, density matrices, Bell and CHSH inequalities, GHZ state, quantum circuits, noisy gates, universality, superdense coding, quantum teleportation algorithms, open quantum systems, decoherence, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, physical implementations.*Professor Mark Rudner / Autumn 2024*

**EE 522: Quantum Information Practicum***Professor Sara Mouradian / Spring 2025*

**PHYS 522A: Quantum Implementations**

This project-based course is designed to highlight the challenges of implementing quantum information systems. The course will utilize IonQ quantum hardware as well as IonQ’s quantum hardware, accessed via Microsoft’s Azure Quantum.*Professor Mark Rudner / Winter 2025*

**CHEM 561/MSE 561: Introduction to Quantum Information Science and Engineering for Chemists and Materials Scientists**Mathematical and quantum mechanical foundations, qubits, coherence, entanglement, applications, and materials systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 455 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor ; recommended: a course in physical and/or quantum chemistry.

*Professors Brandi Cossairt and Peter Pauzauskie / Autumn 2024*

**PHYS 570: Quantum Field Theory**

Emphasizes either relativistic quantum field theory or the many-body problem.*Professor David Kaplan / Autumn 2024*

**PHYS 571: Quantum Field Theory***Professor David Kaplan / Winter 2025*

**PHYS 572: Modern Quantum Field Theory***Professor Silas Beane / Spring 2025*

**PHYS 578A: Quantum Information and Simulation for Scientific Applications**

Covers research at the forefront of quantum information science, quantum computing and theoretical physics that is enabling the early progress in quantum simulations of quantum systems of future importance for scientific applications.*Professor Martin Savage / Spring 2023*

**Quantum technology broadly describes fields of applied research encompassing computational, imaging and sensing devices that use quantum effects for enhanced performance.**

Courses in this area focus on practical applications and physical implementations of systems based on properties of quantum mechanics, such as quantum computing, quantum cryptography, quantum simulations, quantum sensors, quantum metrology and quantum imaging.

**PHYS 419: Quantum Computing (Undergraduate)**Introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Includes physics of information processing, quantum logic, quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, quantum communication, and cryptography.

*Professor Boris Blinov / Autumn 2024*

**ECE/EE 421 + 521: Quantum Mechanics for Engineers**

This course is designed for students who are interested in applied quantum mechanics, from a physics and math perspective. Students will be introduced to the basic physical and mathematical aspects of quantum mechanics. The focus will be on applying principles of quantization, and superposition principle to understand how to engineer better emitters of light, conductors and computers. Learn about quantum dots, ballistic transport, graphene, nanotubes, qubits, quantum computing/information, public key cryptography basics and Grover’s Algorithm. The students will use Qiskit to solve homework problems in quantum information and python code to solve other quantum problems.*Professor M.P. (Anant) Anantram / Winter 2025*

**CHEM 465 + 565: Computational Chemistry **Basics of molecular quantum chemistry (Hartree-Fock and density functional theory); numerical implementation using computers, including basics of programming and scientific computing; applications to problems in chemistry.

*Professor Xiaosong Li / Winter 2025*

**EE 487 + 587: Introduction to Photonics**Introduction to optical principles and phenomena. Topics include electromagnetic theory of light, interference, diffraction, polarization, photon optics, laser principles, Gaussian beam optics, semiconductor optics, semiconductor photonic devices.

*Professor Lih Lin / Autumn 2024*

**EE 488 + 588: Advanced Photonics***Professor Lih Lin / Winter 2025*

**CSE 434: Introduction to Quantum Computation***Professor Chinmay Nirkhe / Spring 2025*

**EE 528: Quantum Optics for Quantum Information Application***Professor Rahul Trivedi / Spring 2025*

**EE 535: Applied Nanophotonics***Professor Arka Majumdar / Spring 2025*

**EE 539: Nanotechnology Modeling***Professor Scott Dunham / Winter 2025*

**ECE/EE 598 P: Quantum Mechanics & Quantum Computing Basics for Engineers***Professor MP (Anant) Anantram / Summer 2025*

**CSE 534: Quantum Information and Computation**An introduction to the field of quantum computing from the perspective of computer science theory. Quantum computing leverages the revolutionary potential of computers that exploit the parallelism of the quantum mechanical laws of the universe.

*Professor Chinmay Nirkhe / Autumn 2024*

**CSE 599: Quantum Learning Theory**An introduction to the field of quantum computing from the perspective of computer science theory. Quantum computing leverages the revolutionary potential of computers that exploit the parallelism of the quantum mechanical laws of the universe.

*Professor Andrea Coladangelo/ Winter 2025*

**Quantum materials possess unusual properties, based on quantum mechanical interactions, that could revolutionize many fields of technology.**

Courses in this area describe properties and development of these materials which and have a wide range of potential applications including magnetic field sensing, low-power memory modules, high-density storage devices, quantum computers and energy-related technologies.

**CHEM 455: Physical Chemistry**Introduction to quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. Theory of quantum mechanics presented at an elementary level and applied to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules and to molecular spectra.

*Professors David Ginger & David Masiello / Autumn 2024*

**CHEM E 456: Quantum Mechanics for Chemical Engineers**Provides chemical engineers with the theoretical and mathematical framework necessary to approach quantum mechanical problems in engineering, while also making explicit ties to the chemical engineering undergraduate core curriculum.

*Professor Vince Holmberg / Autumn 2024*

**ECE 482/EE 539: Semiconductor Devices**This course focuses on the fundamental principles of semiconductor devices, including p-n junctions, field-effect transistors and memory devices. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying device physics and be introduced to materials properties. The course emphasizes applications and the theoretical foundations necessary for analyzing and designing semiconductor technologies.

*Professor MP (Anant) Anantram / Autumn 2024*

**CHEM 485 + 585: Electronic Structure and Application of Materials**Introduction to electronic structure theory of solids from a chemical perspective, including band theory and the free electron model, with an emphasis in the second half of the quarter on modern trends in research in inorganic materials in the bulk and on the nanometer scale.

*Professor Alexandra Velia / Winter 2025*

**CHEM 486 + 586: Electronic Dynamics in Organic and Inorganic Materials**Energy and charge transfer; exciton migration and charge transport; photophysical dynamics in optoelectronic and kinetic processes in electrochemical energy conversion.

*Professor Cody Schlenker / Spring 2025*

**EE 527: Micro and Nanofabrication**Principles and techniques for the fabrication of microelectronics devices and integrated circuits. Includes clean room laboratory practices and chemical safety, photolithography, wet and dry etching, oxidation and diffusion, metallization and dielectric deposition, compressed gas systems, vacuum systems, thermal processing systems, plasma systems, and metrology.

*Professor Mo Li / Spring 2025*

**CHEM E 535: Nanomaterials Chemistry and Engineering**Rigorous overview of fundamental chemical and physical concepts important to nanomaterials science and engineering. Focus on luminescent, plasmonic, magnetic nanomaterials. Students will learn basic concepts prevalent in the nanomaterials literature, and develop rigorous mathematical understanding of fundamental principles that govern many of the advanced materials that are currently under development in the field.

*Professor Vince Holmberg / Spring 2025*

**MSE 541: Defects in Materials***Professor Peter Pauzauskie / Winter 2025*

**MSE 476/576: Introduction to Optoelectronic Materials***Professor Xiadong Xu/ Winter 2025*

**MSE 498/599: Superconductivity ***Professors Charles Marcus and Mo Chen / Spring 2025*

**CHEM 550: Introduction to Quantum Chemistry**Origins and basic postulates of quantum mechanics, solutions to single-particle problems, angular momentum and hydrogenic wave functions, matrix methods, perturbation theory, variational methods.

*Professor Anne McCoy /*

*Autumn 2024*

**CHEM 551: Introduction to Quantum Chemistry**Electronic structure of many-electron atoms and molecules, vibration and rotation levels of molecules, effects of particle exchange, angular momentum and group theory, spectroscopic selection rules.

*Professor Munira Khalil / Winter 2025*

**PHYS 575A: Cutting-Edge Semiconductor Devices***Professor David Cobden/ Autumn 2024*

**PHYS 575D: Quantum Devices: The Entanglement Frontier***Professor Charles Marcus/ Winter 2025*