Bren Hall 4042

Dates | Topic |
Reading Assignment |
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April 4 | Introduction | - |

April 11 |
Quantum Computation Basics: Qubits and Measurement |
The Quantum Computer
An Introduction by Jacob West Quantum Computing for High School Students by Scott Aaronson |

April 18 |
Quantum Computation Basics: Gates and Circuits |
Rules for a Complex Quantum World by Michael A Nielsen Scientific American, Nov 2002 v.287, i.5 1nov02 |

April 25 |
Quantum Computation Basics: Entanglement, Superdense Coding |
- |

May 2 | Quantum Teleportation |
Physicists Teleport Quantum Bits Over Long Distance By John Roach for National Geographic News Beam Me Up Scotty? A Q&A about Quantum Teleportation with H. Jeff Kimble |

May 9 | Factoring |
"Shor, I'll Do It" Enrty from Shtetl-Optimized the blog of Scott Aaronson |

May 16 | Quantum Cryptography |
Quantum Cryptograph: Privacy Through Uncertainty by Salvatore Vittorio Election fix? Switzerland Tests Quantum Cryptography by Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, October 19, 2007 |

May 23 | Limits of Quantum Computation |
The Limits of Quantum Computers
by Scott Aaronson Scientific American, February 18, 2008 |

May 30 | Physical Realizations |
Quantum Computing With Molecules by Neil Gershenfeld and Isaac L. Chuang Scientific American, June 1998 |

June 6 | Quantum Computation in the Real World? |
D-Wave Systems News A Giant Leap Forward in Computing? Maybe Not New York Times, April 8, 2007 |