402-0448-00L  Quantum Information Processing

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersA. Imamoglu, R. Renner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThe course is an introduction to quantum information processing. It covers the basic theory of quantum information and quantum computation as well as experimental aspects.
ObjectiveThe goal is to acquire a good understanding of the ideas underlying quantum information processing. The course is also a preparation for subsequent more specialised courses in the area of quantum information science.
ContentThe course starts with a treatment of key features of quantum theory that are relevant for information processing (such as quantum entanglement and non-locality). It covers basic communication tasks (quantum teleportation, entanglement swapping, key distribution, and distributed computation) as well as models of computation (e.g., the gate model) and algorithms (Deutsch-Jozsa and Shor). Further core topics are decoherence, quantum error correction, and fault tolerant quantum computation.
Prerequisites / NoticeQuantum Mechanics I