My personal experience in learning about Quantum Science: a learning path for how to learn from Quantum Mechanics up to Quantum Computing.


I started with:

  • Quantum Mechanics by Basdevant & Dalibard [B1].

Then I delved into:

  • Exploring the Quantum by Haroche & Raimond [B2].

  • Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Nielsen & Chuang [B3].

These three books pretty well prepared me to two lectures of the Master’s program in Quantum Science and Technology, offered by Technical University of Munich and Ludwig-Maximilians-University, that I attended 1 in Winter 2020/2021:

  • Quantum Hardware by Prof. M. Aidelsburger of LMU [L1]

  • Quantum Information by Prof. I. Cirac of TUM [L2]

This set the basis for understanding more advanced articles, as the ones listed in Review Papers and Articles.

Finally I strongly recommend this great and entertaining introduction:


Some review papers that I especially recommend:

  • A quantum engineer’s guide to superconducting qubits by Krantz et al. [R11]

  • Quantum simulation by I. Georgesco et al. [R8]

  • Simulating chemistry using quantum computers by I. Kassal et al. [R9].

Trainings and tutorials to continue the journey and keep up-to-date:

Many updates pending…


I was allowed to attend the lectures, but I wasn’t enrolled in the Master’s degree program.