
#1
Mar1105, 10:45 AM

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Hi
Does anyone know which universities in england and US do post graduate study in Quantum Computing? Raj 



#2
Mar1105, 01:02 PM

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I dont believe quantum computing is really a 'subject'. Its like... think of it this way
You have airplanes. Theres no major called "Airplane making" but you do have subjects such as physics, aerodynamics, materials science, electrical engineering. Thus, for quantum computing i think all you have is again, subjects like physics, electrical engineering, computer science, etc. and not something called "quantum computing". But i could be wrong. 



#3
Mar1105, 01:13 PM

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Caltech has a couple physics profs doing quantum computing. John Preskill is one. I would look at quantum computing papers online (search via google) and find out which universities the authors are at. 



#4
Mar1105, 01:15 PM

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PhD in quantum computing?
Ohh... well then does it even matter? Coudlnt you just do your thesis on whatever you really want as long as its related to the major?




#5
Mar1105, 01:17 PM

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Yeah Juvenal that is what I meant. I've heard of J. Preskill.. his online lecture notes helped me a lot with my project on Q.C... Caltech is an option but I've heard it's so hard to get into and expensive especially for an international student :(




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Mar1105, 01:23 PM

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http://www.gradoffice.caltech.edu/fi...est_budget.htm
But you can get a lot of TAships or RA's and fellowships to help out. Plus you can get a loan... and hell, come out of Caltech with a phd and that loan can be a million bucks and you'll still pay it off within a decade! or well... slight exageration but you get the point. 



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Mar1105, 01:27 PM

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Seems to me the best way to answer that question is to look at journal articles in the area and see where the authors are. 



#8
Mar1105, 01:29 PM

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Pengwuino,
Yeah I checked that page out earlier  it's their maximum projected budget so considering it's caltech it's not too bad if you manage to get funding.. I'm not too familiar with the system you guys have there, how easy is it to get in? 



#9
Mar1105, 01:43 PM

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But Pengwuino is right. Physics grad students in the United States typically get fellowships (either teaching or research) and that means that tuition is paid for, and at Caltech you receive a stipend that is somewhere over 20K a year  enough to live on for a single person. I don't think there is a PhD candidate at Caltech who is not funded. 



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Mar1105, 01:47 PM

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Mar1105, 01:49 PM

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#12
Mar1105, 02:54 PM

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Haha ok, thanks for the rude awakening.. I guess I'll look at other options
Oh yeah, I'm hindu I don't read the bible :p 



#13
Mar1105, 02:56 PM

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That would mean you read the Gita?




#14
Mar1105, 03:31 PM

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My sister does, I'm not that religious at this point in my life.. maybe one day when I'm not spending 13 hrs a day studying :D




#15
Mar1105, 03:49 PM

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This is directly from the Cal Tech site:
By the way, here's the link to the entire FAQ page for applicants: http://www.pma.caltech.edu/GSR/faqapplnt.html 



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Mar1105, 03:50 PM

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Excellent thanks




#17
Mar1105, 04:29 PM

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You dont need people to chew the knowledge for you and put it in your mouth.
Go to the library and dig into it. Start with the solid foundation  there are about 3 dozen topics that you must know before you think of getting into the quantum computing part. Off the top of my head you need: Math Linear, Differential Equations, Partial Diff, Discrete, Statistics, Probablities, Multivariable (Vector analysis), Conformal mappings, Complex analysis, Topology Physics E&M, Quantum, Statistical mechanics, Nuclear/Modern, lots of labs and knowledge of equipment Computer Science objected oriented programming, combinatorial optimization, computational geometry, data structures, algorithm design  preferrably in C/C++, Visual, or .NET Electrical Engineering Circuits, Analog & Digital processing, EM fields, plasmas, fusions, VLSI, sensors, solid states, lines, fields, guided waves, nonlinear analysis, nonlinear optics, em diffraction & radiation, coherent optics, holography, estimation theory, chaos theory You can go to any big university and major in either Physics, CS, EE, or Math and after you've spent 2 years in your basic classes covering aforementioned stuff, you can do your own research on Quantum computing. You wont be the guy that invented first ever quantum computer  so dont get your hopes up. However you might be one of the many guys who will work on hard algorithm and problems, optimizing and integrating new methods. 



#18
Mar1105, 05:07 PM

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Your post gave the impression that you think I've never looked into Q.C before?? I spent 10 weeks on a project about the subject which involved learning new maths in order to understand the various algorithms etc.. Everything you mentioned there I've done before though I only know perl/vb/fortran mainly but I can pick up C/C++
I've already looked into which universities offer QIS courses... I just want to get an impression of which schools are among the elite as I don't live in the U.S and don't have much experience of them.. Hope that makes things a little clearer 


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