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An introductory course to anyone interested in learning more about the emerging field of quantum computation. Quantum mechanics required to understand the subject will be taught in the course. A knowledge of linear algebra (and perhaps basic calculus) will be helpful. I am a physics major and have worked quite a bit in this area before doing the course. But I liked the way Prof. Vazirani approached the topic. When I took the course, it ended at Quantum search and complexity theory. I wish a bit of Quantum Information is also covered in future editions of the course.
I took this course in Fall 2013. This is one MOOC which really embraces all the power of technology available on the edX platform. In about 14 weeks, I was amazed how much I learned from this course. Starting from an introductory level, it takes you to the very cutting edge in biology focusing on life at micro-level. To facilitate a solid understanding, it uses software tools such as three dimensional protein structure viewer, integrated genomic viewer, gene editors, etc. to explain the basic tenets of life - function, gene, protein and the overarching genomics. Working on the problem sets was challenging but incredibly rewarding and fun at the same time. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to understand 'the secret of life', as the title puts it aptly.