Resources for the general public to learn about quantum science.

What is a Quantum Computer?

What is a Quantum Computer? - Explained by The Yale Quantum Institute

Why Should You Care About Quantum Computers?

To Get Further

Resources for people with some knowledge

of quantum science, interested in learning more.

Introduction to Quantum Error Correction

Introduction to Quantum Computing

20 Years of Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics (QED)

Dual-rail Erasure Qubits

Workforce Development

As a part of the series of "How to Join the Quantum Workforce?" videos by the Yale Quantum Institute (YQI).

Prepare for College

Prepare for Grad School

Prepare for Industry

Prepare for Startups

Prepare for Faculty Positions

Prepare for Technology Transfer

Quantum and Art

[Short Story] Quantum & Fiction: Alternative Realities for the Living by Ben Okri

[MV] Spencer Topel’s Quantum Sound Live set from the Quantum Laboratories at Yale

Materials to Teach Quantum

These documents are provided to teachers
and educators and can be used as is or modified to fit specific needs: 

From DOS to Qiskit: Turning Entanglement into Quantum Computation - Booklist curated by Florian Carle)  

Secure Communication in a Quantum World

BB84 Protocol

Quantum Glossary


From the Latin word quantus, meaning, "how much". A quantum is the minimum amount of any physical entity. 


The transistor of quantum computers. It stands for quantum-bit and is a two-level system following quantum mechanics properties. In classical computing the information is encoded in bits, where each bit can have the value zero or one. In quantum computing, the information is encoded in qubits, and can be in state zero, or one, and in a linear combination of both states, called superposition of state. 

Quantum Mechanics

A fundamental theory in physics that provides a description of the physical properties of nature at the scale of atoms and subatomic particles. 

Quantum Computing

A new technology that uses quantum physics to address issues that are too difficult for traditional computers to solve. 

Quantum Cryptography

The practice of techniques for secure communication in the presence of adversarial behavior. Cryptography is constructing and analyzing protocols that prevent third parties from reading private messages.  

Quantum Communication

The transmission of data along optical lines and takes advantage of the laws of quantum physics to protect data.  

Quantum Sensing

This looks at the quirks of quantum systems to design new and better sensors. From detecting small impulses in the body to identifying an earthquake, quantum sensors offer a significant edge over conventional classical mechanics in terms of precision and accuracy.  

Quantum Materials

Have properties including quantum fluctuations, quantum entanglement, quantum coherence, and topological behavior that are unique to them.

Quantum Algorithms

An algorithm is a collection of instructions that allows you to compute a function, for instance the square of a number. A quantum algorithm is exactly the same thing, but the instructions also allow superpositions to be made and entanglement to be created. This allows quantum algorithms to do certain things that cannot be done efficiently with regular algorithms.