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Quantum Information


Admission Requirements

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

Course objectives

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.


Physics Schedule
For detailed information go to Timetable in Brightspace

Mode of instruction

see Brightspace

Assessment method

Written examination, with questions modeled after the exercises from the tutorials. There is a possibility to retake the exam.


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Reading list

Quantum Information by John Preskill (online lecture notes)

Contact information:

Lecturers Prof.dr.Carlo Beenakker


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