Lecture "Quantum Information" (winter term 2017/18)
Lecturer: Norbert Schuch
Quantum Information is concerned with the study of quantum mechanics from the point of view of information theory, as well as with the use of quantum mechanical systems for the purpose of information processing and computation. On the one hand, this includes quantum information theory, with topics such as quantum teleportation, the transmission of information through quantum channels, quantum cryptography, and the quantification of quantum entanglement as a resource for the aforementioned tasks. On the other hand, it involves quantum computation, i.e., computation based on the laws of quantum mechanics, covering topics such as quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, and the physical realization of quantum computers.
This lecture will provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of Quantum Information. Planned topics include
- States, evolution, and measurement
- Quantum entanglement
- Quantum channels
- Quantum cryptography
- Quantum computation and quantum algorithms
- Quantum error correction
Solid knowledge of Linear Algebra is essential for this lecture. Knowledge of quantum mechanics is useful, but not necessary. (However, please let me know in advance if you have no prior knowledge of quantum mechanics.)
- Lecture 1 (27.10.): I. Introduction.
- Lecture 2 ( 3.11.): II. The formalism: States, measurements, evolution. Pure states, unitary evolution, projective measurements. Composite systems. Mixed states.
- Lecture 3 (10.11.): II. The formalism: States, measurements, evolution. Mixed states. The Schmidt decomposition and purifications.
- Lecture 4 (17.11.): II. The formalism: States, measurements, evolution. POVM measurements. General evolution: Superoperators.
- Lecture 5 (24.11.): III. Entanglement. Introduction. Bell inequalities. Applications of entanglement: Teleportation, Dense coding.
- Lecture 6 ( 1.12.): III. Entanglement. Entanglement conversion and quantification. (See also this review by Nielsen and Vidal).
- Lecture 7 ( 8.12.): III. Entanglement. Mixed state entanglement.
- Lecture 8 (15.12.): IV. Quantum Computation. The circuit model. Oracle-based algorithms.
- Lecture 9 (12.01.): IV. Quantum Computation. Oracle-based algorithms. Grover's algorithm.
- Lecture 10 (19.01.): IV. Quantum Computation. The Quantum Fourier transform, period finding, and Shor's algorithm.
V. Quantum Error Correction. Introduction.
- Lecture 11 (26.01.): V. Quantum Error Correction. Introduction. The 9-qubit Shor code. Quantum Error Correction Conditions.
- Lecture 12 ( 9.02.): V. Quantum Error Correction. Stablizer codes.
Other lecture notes: Mark Wilde, Reinhard Werner
The lecture takes place Friday 14:00-16:00 in Lecture Hall 2 (Hörsaal 2).
Tutorials for the lecture are offered on a voluntary basis. The tutorials will take place every second Friday after the lecture, starting Nov. 10th, in room PH2271, and will be given by David Stephen. Exercise sheets will be posted the Monday before the tutorial.
See also the TUM Online entry for this lecture.