Q-CTRL launches online course about quantum computing for people who didn’t study physics

Black Opal is built for curious technologists who want to master the basics of quantum without getting an advanced degree or a headache.

Q-CTRL’s Black Opal training course is designed for software engineers, security analysts and data scientists and includes more than 90 modules about quantum computing.

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If you’re fuzzy on the concept of quantum gates or the Bloch sphere, Q-CTRL has a new class that can clear up that confusion. Black Opal is an interactive course that includes a sandbox for building quantum circuits.

Professor Chris Ferrie, the author of “Physics for Babies,” wrote the content for the course for Q-CTRL. Ferrie joined the Australian company last year as a quantum education advisor. 

“I strip away one layer at a time until I have one core concept,” he said. “I then try to build up a story about that…

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