402-0461-00L  Quantum Information Theory

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersR. Renner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0461-00 VQuantum Information Theory3 hrs
Wed10:45-12:30HCI J 4 »
Thu13:45-14:30HCI J 4 »
R. Renner
402-0461-00 UQuantum Information Theory1 hrs
Thu14:45-15:30HCI J 8 »
14:45-15:30HIL C 10.2 »
R. Renner

Catalogue data

AbstractThe goal of this course is to introduce the foundations of quantum information theory. It starts with a brief introduction to the mathematical theory of information and then discusses the basic information-theoretic aspects of quantum mechanics. Further topics include applications such as quantum cryptography and quantum computing.
ObjectiveThe course gives an insight into the notion of information and its relevance to physics and, in particular, quantum mechanics. It also serves as a preparation for further courses in the area of quantum information sciences.

Performance assessment

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ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersR. Renner
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Physics BachelorSelection of Higher Semester CoursesWInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Theoretical PhysicsWInformation