NUST MISIS Is Launching a New Online Course on edX

On January 4, 2022, NUST MISIS is running a new online course in English, dedicated to the key principles of quantum mechanics — “Selected chapters of quantum mechanics for modern engineering”. The course will be launched on edX, one of the world’s leading open education platforms.

Under the guidance of professional mentors, course participants will be able to immerse themselves into the world of condensed matter physics, going from an introduction to quantum mechanics and simple quantum computing to understanding the Aharonov—Bohm effect and quantum measurement theory.

The course consists of 4 parts. The first part is an introduction to quantum mechanics, where students will become familiar with the basic concepts of quantum mechanics. The second part focuses on two-tier systems, which are the cornerstone of quantum computing. The third part is devoted to the discovery of superconductivity. And the fourth part is designed to acquaint the audience with modern non-trivial quantum field models and their application for solving scientific problems.

The course was developed by a team of researchers in the field of solid-state physics from the NUST MISIS Department of Theoretical Physics and Quantum Technologies. Course instructors are: Professor, Head of the Department, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Sergey Mukhin and Senior Lecturer and Researcher of the Department, Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Timur Galimzyanov.

The course will be useful for the third-year students who do not yet have initial knowledge in the field of quantum mechanics, but who want to get acquainted with modern methods of theory and learn how to apply them to solving urgent scientific problems.

The study of quantum phenomena opens up tremendous opportunities for scientists to synthesize new materials and solve problems that are inaccessible to the most powerful modern computers, so the “Selected chapters of quantum mechanics for modern engineering” course will be especially useful for students of engineering, physics and materials science specialties. The last week of the course will be devoted to modern models of condensed matter physics and methods of quantum field theory, the application of which to these models allows to accurately predict new physical effects.

The next quantum mechanics course run will take place in April 2022.