402-0448-01L  Quantum Information Processing I: Concepts

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersP. Kammerlander
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThis theory part QIP I together with the experimental part 402-0448-02L QIP II (both offered in the Spring Semester) combine to the core course in experimental physics "Quantum Information Processing" (totally 10 ECTS credits). This applies to the Master's degree programme in Physics.


402-0448-01 VQuantum Information Processing I: Concepts2 hrs
Mon13:45-15:30HPV G 4 »
P. Kammerlander
402-0448-01 UQuantum Information Processing I: Concepts1 hrs
Mon15:45-16:30HCI H 8.1 »
15:45-16:30HCI J 4 »
15:45-16:30HPV G 4 »
P. Kammerlander

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AbstractThe course covers the key concepts of quantum information processing, including quantum algorithms which give the quantum computer the power to compute problems outside the reach of any classical supercomputer.
Key concepts such as quantum error correction are discussed in detail. They provide fundamental insights into the nature of quantum states and measurements.
ObjectiveBy the end of the course students are able to explain the basic mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics and apply them to quantum information processing problems. They are able to adapt and apply these concepts and methods to analyse and discuss quantum algorithms and other quantum information-processing protocols.
ContentThe topics covered in the course will include quantum circuits, gate decomposition and universal sets of gates, efficiency of quantum circuits, quantum algorithms (Shor, Grover, Deutsch-Josza,..), quantum error correction, fault-tolerant designs, and quantum simulation.
Lecture notesWill be provided.
LiteratureQuantum Computation and Quantum Information
Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang
Cambridge University Press
Prerequisites / NoticeA good understanding of finite dimensional linear algebra is recommended.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersP. Kammerlander
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsNone
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