Quantum Computing (Amazon Braket)

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This project is part of the liveProject series Quantum Computing with Amazon Braket SDK
intermediate Python • basics of Jupyter Notebook, NumPy and Matplotlib
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create quantum bits (qubits) and quantum gates with NumPy • create quantum circuits with Amazon Braket SDK
Faisal Nazir
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject, you’ll go hands-on with the basics of quantum theory to prepare yourself for building your first quantum applications. You’ll use familiar Python tools to work through the basic building blocks for constructing quantum circuits, as well as exploring quantum gates and how they transform qubits, the basic units of quantum information.

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Faisal Nazir
Faisal Nazir is a machine learning specialist working in Amazon Web Services. He has worked on a vast range of technologies in his career including data, analytics, machine learning, event stream processing, security, and telecommunications. He has also been a management consultant in the field of telecommunications, media, and high technology. He holds a master’s in physics from Imperial College London where his final year thesis was on the consistent history interpretation of quantum mechanics. His current work is helping customers use AWS services to implement machine learning solutions at scale. He also has a passion to educate in the use of quantum computing.


The project is an introduction to quantum computing for those who are comfortable coding in Python at an intermediate level and have had some basic, hands-on experience of Python data science tools. Some familiarity with complex numbers, vectors, matrices and linear algebra would be a bonus, but we review these topics in code.

  • Intermediate Python
  • Basics of Jupyter Notebook
  • Basics of NumPy
  • Basics of Matplotlib
  • Basic knowledge of complex numbers, matrices and vectors
  • Basics of linear algebra

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In this liveProject, you’ll master the basic ideas of quantum computing that will allow you to get ahead of the forthcoming quantum revolution. You will use Python to implement quantum bits, state vectors, and quantum gates. You will use pure Python and the Amazon Braket SDK Python library to create quantum circuits to solve introductory quantum computing problems.
  • Create quantum bits (qubits), state vectors and quantum gates with NumPy
  • Create quantum circuits with Amazon Braket SDK


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