This is an introductory course on Quantum Computation and Information, with a target to PhD Students in Physics. The only prerequisite, however, is a course in Quantum Mechanics. As such, Master students in their final year should be able to follow the lectures.
The main references I have followed in preparing these lectures are David Mermin's book Quantum Computer Science and a few other standard reference books (details given in the lecture notes). Lecture notes will be given.
The content of the Course is roughly the following:
- Introduction to classical and quantum gates
- Overview of classical computation with digital gates
- Quantum Computation: generalities and simple quantum algorithms (Deutsch, Bernstein-Vazirani)
- Shor's Quantum Fourier Transform algorithm
- Grover's searching with a Quantum Computer
- Quantum Cryptography
- Hardware implementations
- Open Quantum Systems: decoherence, quantum maps, Lindblad equation, quantum Master equation, ...
- Quantum Error correction
The course is scheduled, this year, for a total of 24 lectures, worth 6 CFU. The first part of the course from point 1 to 8 is worth 4 CFU. The additional lectures from point 9 onwards are worth 2 CFU.
With the help of students with a python familiarity, we will have practical sessions using Jupyther and Qiskit.
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