Bachelor of Physics (Quantummechanics 1), or equivalent background knowledge of quantum mechanics
Introduction to quantum information processing from a physics perspective; topics include: qubits, Bloch sphere, fidelity, quantum gates (Pauli, Hadamard, Toffoli, CNOT), density matrix, pure vs. mixed states, entanglement, Schmidt decomposition, concurrence, teleportation, Bell states, Bell inequality, no-cloning theorem, quantum key distribution, quantum algorithms (Deutsch-Jozsa, Simon, Grover), quantum error correction
At the end of the course the student should be able to understand the essential aspects of a modern research publication in the field of quantum computation.
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Mode of instruction
Written examination, with questions modeled after the exercises from the tutorials. There is a possibility to retake the exam.
Quantum Information by John Preskill (online lecture notes)
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Lecturer: Prof.dr.Carlo Beenakker
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