New SSE Minor in Quantum Technologies
Want to know what a quantum computer is and why is it so devilishly hard to build? Can one encrypt messages that could never ever be tapped into? How can rolling quantum dice on the moon spookily affect the outcome of dice thrown on earth? Why does a bird, generation after generation and without GPS, fly from Siberia to land at the lakes of Sindh every year, go back and then return?
If all of these questions stir your imagination and you have the innate curiosity to understand the quantum revolution that is unfolding before our very eyes, our Minor in Quantum Technologies is carved just for you.
The minor comprises a minimalist set of courses derived from the fundamental course on the confounding properties of quantum physics and subsequently allows the student to look at application of principles in next-generation photonics, sensing, computing, communications, simulating reactions and molecules, and perhaps even neuroscience.
Spearheaded by the Department of Physics in the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS and powered by a unique flagship single photon quantum information laboratory, the Quantum Technologies minor will enable first-hand experience in frontier dimensions in contemporary physics, practical hardware engineering, computer science and will allow one to participate in the mushrooming of a new quantum industry that is set to take over all of the physics industry.
So, all you computing geeks out there, you can now give your algorithms the quantum edge! As a chemist, your next drug for the deadly disease can be inspired by quantum simulation run on a real quantum computer connected to the cloud. To-be engineers let's make ciphers that are truly unbreakable!
Enthusiasts, please don't be left out and write to us if you would like to know more about the requirements of this new minor. The minor is of course not for physicists who already drink from the quantum elixir.