Quantum Error Correction and Fault Tolerance

Course number: QIC 890, cross-listed as CS 867
Instructor: Daniel Gottesman (dgottesman@perimeterinstitute.ca)
Location: QNC 1201
Time: Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:50
Term: Winter 2020
Teaching Assistant: Theerapat Tansuwannont (ttansuwannont@uwaterloo.ca)
Office Hours: by appointment, at Perimeter Institute
Course web page: http://perimeterinstitute.ca/personal/dgottesman/QECC2020

Grading: 70% of the grade will come from problem sets (suitably processed) and 30% from the final project. The final project will consist of a paper and presentation of material from research papers on a topic related to the subject of the class.

Problem Sets

Turn in problem sets in class or as PDF (scanned, not picture) by e-mail to dgottesman@perimeterinstitute.ca and ttansuwannont@uwaterloo.ca

Tentative Syllabus

Course Material

The textbook (a work in progress), Surviving as a Quantum Computer in a Classical World, will be available in class. Please send any comments you may have on it to me (DG). Also, please do not distribute copies of the book outside the class.

Final Project

I recommend that students tell me the subject of their final project by early March. Then I will discuss with you which research papers (usually 1-3, depending on size) to cover.

Due: April 7, written term paper plus a presentation to the class
Recommended length: about 20 pages

Possible paper topics

This is not an exhaustive list. If you want a subject not on this list, let me know and we can discuss if it is acceptable.