MAS.865J / 6.443J / 8.371J Quantum Information Science

Spring 2006

A bloch sphere.
An illustration of the Bloch sphere, which provides a geometrical representation of the pure state space of a 1 qubit quantum register. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture notes and assignments.

Course Description

This is an advanced graduate course on quantum computation and quantum information, for which prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is required. Topics include quantum computation, advanced quantum error correction codes, fault tolerance, quantum algorithms beyond factoring, properties of quantum entanglement, and quantum protocols and communication complexity.

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Prof. Issac Chuang
Prof. Peter Shor

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session