With Francesco Sisini

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Discover technology, learn to code, seize new opportunities

Quantum computers will change businesses, entire industries, and the world as we know it by solving problems of unimaginable complexity

Learn the business applications and technical basics of the new frontier of information technology, and how you can apply them to enhance your professional future

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Course Syllabus

New lessons will be added periodically

The dawn of quantum supremacy

A bit of history

Quantum mechanics Vs Traditional physics

Super computer Vs Quantum computer

Examples of quantum computers

Which types of applications may benefit from quantum computing?

From bits to qubits

The superposition principle

Understanding the Qbit – The Bloch Sfere

Understanding the entanglement

The entanglement in a nutshell

What is a quantum gate?

The not as a quantum gate

Pauli Matrix

The H gate

The CNOT gate

Quantum Gates in a nutshell

Photonic quantum computer

Ion trap quantum computer

Artificial Atom Quantum Computer

Non-cloning theorem

Dense coding


The Deutsh problem

Create and test your first quantum code

The brain as quantum computer

Quantum machine learning and quantum AI

Quantum supremacy

Prospects for quantum computing

First steps in the market

Impact on industries

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Course details

Quantum Computing Basics

With Francesco Sisini


Great Course

Rated 5 out of 5
February 11, 2022

A great introduction to quantum computing with very well explained concepts. I am looking forward for more courses from the SIDI on this subject.

Younousse Tamekloe

Good Introduction Course

Rated 4 out of 5
April 23, 2021

This course is a good introduction to the theme of Quantum Computation.Although no background is required, some knowledge on game theory, and quantum theory is very welcome and will make it easier to follow the lectures. The course leaves a lot of key concepts and important papers in the field so it’s up to the student to really go deep into the topic, but the course gives the student the tools to do so.

Barbara Ramirez


Rated 4 out of 5
February 15, 2021

I’ve no expertise in the field, but I’ve been able to enjoy the course , learning a great deal! Absolutely inspiring and very well crafted! I recommend it.

Alex Acquarone

What People Say About our Space Courses

Ester Rachele Mussari
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I am a phd in architecture with a strong interest in space design and this course maybe will be the starting point for a focus research! everything was so clear and direct. I also enjoyed the bibliography, although I would have preferred a pdf from which to copy references. Thank you!
Pierpaolo D'Amici
So inspiring!
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I still have some classes to follow, but after reaching "Planetary outpost elements configuration" it is already the time to give 5 stars. I appreciate so much the multidisciplinary perspective of Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek, where the operational aspects are perfectly harmonized with the humanistic ones.
Younousse Tamekloe
Outstanding course for everyone interested in futuristic space architecture and design
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This is an outstanding course for everyone interested in futuristic space architecture and design. The instructors are very knowledgeable and address the key topics clearly and in sufficient amount of detail. The course materials (both videos and suggested readings) provide a solid base for understanding space architecture and design. I highly recommend this course to people who are fascinated with discovering the space and the possibilities of living on other planets. Additional thanks to Mars City for making the course more affordable.
Mirha Vlahovljak
Great opportunity
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If you are just starting or if you just want to widen your horizons in the field of Space Architecture this course is just right for you. You are taught by professionals, experts such as Space architects Dr.techn. Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek. After you finish the course you will want to learn more and more about every segment of Space Architecture and its design.
Wilca Oconer
Short but very jam-packed with information
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I love the way the course and as laid out. Very comprehensive and informative without drowning the student in jargon. The instructors are lovely and presented the course material nicely.
Alessandro Sepe
An in-depth and accurate introduction
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The course works as an in-depth and accurate introduction to the wider matter that is Space Architecture and studies. It is clearly exposed and the two teachers are directly involved in innovative and groundbreaking projects. I have appreciated the exposition of the latest and most advanced designs and technologies. Recommended also for professional architects who want to broaden their horizons to infinity....and beyond!
Refaad Sha
Very insightful
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Presented by Barbara Imhof and Rene Waclavicek, the course was highly engaging and their goals were very clear. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in space architecture.
Elisa Micheli
Really interesting
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The classes are well structured, incisive and quick and explain the concepts in a smart and clear way. PDFs are very useful. Contents really interesting.
Rafia Hassan
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wonderful contents , truly revived my interest in space and astronomy once again .
Gustavo Vilches
A solid introduction
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With a topic of such depth and potential branching, the lectures manage to compile a solid and clear map of the current state and future development of the field. The first-hand knowledge of the lecturers comes clear in every presentation and the result is always enticing and instructive. The overall experience is great and you really want to come back for more. The only thing that can use some improvement is the delivery of the presentations (Graphics, video & speech, transitions) to avoid distractions from the fantastic content. Thank you for a stimulating experience. Hope to see you again soon!
Mariia Smirnova
Mariia Smirnova
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I would like to thank the School of Disruption for organizing the course, inviting to Q&A live session, and the most crusial - for choosing to focus on such emerging discipline as Space Architecture and Design. Special thanks to Barbara Imhof and René Waclavicek for sharing unique experience and providing an insightful content; to Paola , and Igor Ciminelli - for keeping in touch and keeping the students updated.

About the instructors

For 30 years IBM director of technology and innovation

Fabrizio Renzi

For 30 years IBM director of technology and innovation IBM CEEMEA, which includes Russia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Currently CEO of rnbgate, rnb4culture, rnb4africa, VP strategy Bio4dreams Worldwide expert in AI, Big Data , Blockchain, Quantum computing and edge computing.

Expert in quantum computing at the SIDI

Francesco Sisini

Francesco Sisini is a physicist, with a master degree in nuclear physics and a PhD in radioisotopic techniques.
He is first author of several scientific publications on computing applyed to the medicine in international journals. Francesco has been a professor for the undergraduate course in computer science for several years and has collaborated for six years with the physics department of Ferrara. He has been working since 1996 on applications of artificial intelligence to medical imaging problems, among which he designed the physical and computer model used to process the results of the ultrasound experiments conducted by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on board the ISS. Since 2013, he has been working on quantum computing and Artificial Intelligence as a consultant and disseminator for companies, organizations and institutions.

Students taking this course also study:


30 Lessons | On Demand


Quantum computing will impact in the way we do business, safeguard our data, develop new medicines and materials, predict climate change, or explore space


Who is the instructor?

The instructor of this course is Professor Fancesco Sisini. First author of scientific publications, he was one of the first experts in the world to work on quantum programming examples. He has been working on Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence as a consultant and disseminator for over 20 years.

Why should I take this course?

As the computer industry is racing to make quantum computers work on a commercial scale, inevitably quantum computing will change our world: there will be applications in all areas, with revolutionary solutions. The business and job opportunities related to this new frontier of computing are limitless.

Does the course require live participation?

No, the course is entirely on-demand and consists of videotaped lectures that can be accessed from any device and at any time from the students’ personal dashboard. However, online meetings are held throughout the year (members only) for Q&A sessions with speakers and industry experts.

Does the School issue certifications?

Of course, once you have finished the course, you can download the School of Disruption certification, recognized by the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation. The certificate can be attached to your CV or registered on LinkedIn.

Does access to the courses have an expiry day?

No, the course has lifetime access.

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Quantum Computing Basics

With Francesco Sisini

Learn the technical and business implications of the new frontier of computing and how you can apply them to enhance your professional future.