|Andrew Childsemail@example.com||AVW 3225 / CSS 3100F||Starting Sep 21, Wed 3:30-4:30 pm (CSS 3100F)|
|Shelby Kimmelfirstname.lastname@example.org||CSS 3100E||Tues 4:00-5:00 pm (CSS 3100E)|
|Brad Lackeyemail@example.com||CSS 3100G||Mon 2:00-3:00 pm (CSS 3100G)|
|TA: Yuan Sufirstname.lastname@example.org||CSS 3105||Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm (AVW 3225)|
|AVW Office hours (held by the week's lecturer)|
AVW 3225, Tuesday 2:00-3:00 pm
Primary: Paul Kaye, Raymond Laflamme, and Michele Mosca, An Introduction to Quantum Computing, Oxford University Press (2007). (errata)
Supplemental: Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge University Press (2000).
Copies of both texts will be available on reserve in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (Math building, room 1403).
|Assignments||8% each (40% total)|
There will be 5 homework assignments during the course. Assignments will be made available here and will be due at the start of class. Solutions will be posted here soon after the due date, so extensions will not be granted. Graded assignments will be returned in class.
You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your peers, with the TA, and with the course instructor. However, your solutions should be based on your own understanding and should be written independently. For each assignment, you must either include a list of students in the class with whom you discussed the problems, or else state that you did not discuss the assignment with your classmates.
Students will be expected to write an expository paper on a topic of their choice from the quantum information literature. Further details about the scope of the paper, submission guidelines, and a list of possible project topics are available on the project page.
As part of this project, you will work with a partner to review drafts of your individual papers. The timeline and grading rubric for the project are as follows:
Any student eligible for and requesting reasonable academic accommodations due to a disability is asked to provide, to the instructor during office hours, a letter of accommodation from the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) within the first two weeks of the semester.
If you plan to observe any holidays during the semester that are not listed on the university calendar, please provide a list of these dates by the end of the first week of the semester.
As mentioned above, extensions to assignment due dates will not be granted for any reason, so that all students can have timely access to solutions. In the event of a medical emergency that affects your ability to complete coursework, appropriate accommodations will be made. However, you must make a reasonable attempt to notify the instructor prior to the due date, and you must provide written documentation from the Health Center or an outside health care provider. This documentation must verify dates of treatment and indicate the timeframe that you were unable to meet academic responsibilities. It must also contain the name and phone number of the medical service provider in case verification is needed. No diagnostic information will ever be requested.
|2.1-2.6, 2.8||Review for mathematical background|
|Aug 30, Sep 1||From classical to quantum information||1.1-7, 3.1-2, 4||1.1,1.3.1 2.2.1-5||First lecture on Aug 30|
Axioms of Quantum Mechanics
|Sep 6, 8||Quantum information, quantum protocols||3.3, 5.1-2, 2.7||1.3.6-7, 2.2.7-8, 2.3||Axioms of Quantum Mechanics II|
Partial Measurements and Communication Protocols
|Sep 13, 15||Quantum circuits||4.1-5||4.1-6||A1: Sep 15||Quantum Circuits|
|Sep 20, 22||Introductory quantum algorithms||6.1-6.5||1.4.1-4|
|Sep 27, 29||Quantum Fourier transform, phase estimation||7.1-7.2||5.1-2||A2: Sep 29|
|Oct 4, 6||Order finding, Factoring||7.3||5.3|
|Oct 11, 13||Quantum searching||8.1-4, 9.2-3||6.1, 6.3-4, 6.6||Project proposal: Oct 13|
|Oct 18, 20||Quantum complexity theory||9.1||3.2||A3: Oct 20||Complexity Part 1|
Complexity Part 2
|Oct 25, 27||Mixed quantum states, quantum operations||3.5, A.7-8||2.4, 8.1-3||Measurements and quantum probability|
Partial trace and state purification
|Nov 1, 3||Quantum operations, distance measures||2.2.6, 9.1-2||A4: Nov 3||Quantum channels|
Fidelity and other distance metrics
|Nov 8, 10||Quantum error correction||10.1-5||10.1-4||Project draft: Nov 10||Quantum codes|
|Nov 15, 17||Stabilizer codes, fault tolerance||10.6||10.5-6||Project critique: Nov 14||Meet to discuss drafts, Nov 15-22|
Stabilizer codes Fault tolerance
|Nov 22||Entropy, compression||11.1-3, 12.2, 12.5||A5: Nov 22||No lecture on Nov 24 (Thanksgiving)|
Entropy and compression
|Nov 29, Dec 1||Holevo bound, channel capacities||12.1, 12.3-4, 2.6||Channel capacities|
|Dec 6, 8||Nonlocality, key distribution||12.6||Project: Dec 8||Last lecture on Dec 8|
Bit commitment (not covered in lecture)
Quantum key distribution
|Final exam out: Dec 14
Final exam due: Dec 16
Columns labeled KLM and NC indicate recommended readings from Kaye-Laflamme-Mosca and optional readings from Nielsen-Chuang, respectively.