There will be two assignments for this course. The first is a problem set on the elementary principles of quantum computation. Collaboration on the problem set is encouraged, but you need to list who you worked with on the problems. The second assignment of an article relation quantum computation from the web or a magazine. Each assignment will count 15% towards your grade. The remaining 70% is based on participation and attendance. You must attend at least 7 out of the 8 classes to receive full credit for participation.
Dates | Topic |
Homework Assignment |
Reading Assignment |
Notes |
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Jan 5 | Introduction | - | - | - |
Jan 12 |
Quantum Computation Basics: Qubits and Measurement |
- |
Quantum Computers Animated Video
by John Preskill and Spiros Michalakis The Quantum Computer an Introduction by Jacob West |
One Qubit |
Jan 28 DBH 3013 |
Quantum Computation Basics: Gates and Circuits Entanglement |
- |
Rules for a Complex Quantum World by Michael A Nielsen Scientific American, Nov 2002 v.287, i.5 1nov02 | Two Qubits |
Feb 4 or 6 DBH 3013 |
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 | Quantum Teleportation |
Feb 9 | Factoring | Problem Set |
"Shor, I'll Do It" Enrty from Shtetl-Optimized the blog of Scott Aaronson | - |
Feb 23 | Quantum Cryptography | Article Summary |
Quantum Cryptograph: Privacy Through Uncertainty by Salvatore Vittorio Election fix? Switzerland Tests Quantum Cryptography by Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, October 19, 2007 | - |
March 2 | Limits of Quantum Computation |
Problem Set due Article selection due |
The Limits of Quantum Computers
by Scott Aaronson Scientific American, February 18, 2008 | - |
Mar 9 | Quantum Computation in the Real World? | Article summary due |
The Revolutionary Quantum Computer That May Not Be Quantum at All (Wired Magazine, May 20, 2014) TED Talk: Quantum Computing Update | - |