The Course is organized within the EMFCSC International School of Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy directed by Antonio Terrasi. The aim of the School is to give a broad overview of the current understanding of the phenomenon of 1/f noise in condensed matter physics, with emphasis on its role in nanodevices for quantum information processing, quantum communications and in material science. The School targets the audience of young researchers such as Ph.D. students and post-docs. Lectures will be given by renowned experimental and theoretical physicists and engineers working on 1/f noise both from the material science and the quantum computing perspectives. During lectures, the most recent advances will be put in the framework of the current understanding of a phenomenon that has a long tradition of studies. Young participants from around the world will be exposed to cutting-edge research topics and newest methodologies in the EMFCSC friendly atmosphere, reaping a benefit in terms of enthusiasm, knowledge and new ideas.