QUANTUM INFORMATION/QUANTUM COMPUTING

 

The course started with a lecture on March 27 (2019). There is a course program here:
  • Program

  • And some lecture notes (last update May 29) here:
  • Notes for the course


  • The lectures loosely follow a well known book: S. Stenholm and K.-A. Suominen: Quantum Approach to Informatics, Wiley 2005. The lecture notes are there since I wish to present a few things a bit differently, but you may prefer the book to the notes.

    For supplementary reading at an easy-to-follow level see for instance J. R. Price: An Introduction to Information Theory, Dover 1980 (for classical information theory) and S. Aaronson: Quantum Computing since Democritus, Cambridge UP 2013. There are many textbooks, including B. Schumacher and M. Westmoreland: Quantum Processes, Systems and Information, Cambridge UP 2010 (introductory), D. Mermin: Quantum Computer Science, Cambridge UP 2007 (very clear-headed), M. M. Wilde: Quantum Information Theory, Cambridge UP 2013 (advanced), and M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chuang: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge 2000 (advanced).

    For geometrical things, look at R. Penrose: The Emperor's New Mind (Oxford UP 1989) and R. Penrose: Shadows of the Mind (Oxford UP 1994). Especially Chapter 6 of the former and Chapter 5 of the latter. Chapter 2 of the former is a very good introduction to Turing machines.

    "Footnote-exercises" that you are welcome to hand in no later than:
    April 3 (at 13.14): 1 to 6, April 5 (at 13:14): 7 to 9, April 10 (at 13:14): 10 to 16, April 12 (at 13:14): 17 to 21, April 17: Nothing, April 24 (at 13:14): 22 to 23, April 26 (at 13:14): 24, May 3 (at 13:14): 25 to 31, May 8 (at 13:14): 32 to 34, May 10 (at 13:14): 35 to 39, May 15 (at 13:14): 40 to 44, May 17 (at 13:14): 45 to 46, May 24 (at 13:14): 47 to 52, May 29 (at 14:14): 53 to 56.
    Notice the rule that I don't accept any electronic files exceeding 4MB (solutions on physical paper are always welcome).

    There will be a lab session --- I think it should be called that --- on one of the days May 21 - 23, or May 28. Meaning NO lecture on the 22d. The manual for this is
  • here

  • And I hope everybody is happy with 9.15, end probably in time for lunch, according to: May 21 Alber, A. Moritz, Allan, Hörnedal in A3:1003; May 22 Parke, Graesslin, Leistner, Weise in C5:1007; May 23 Ekemar, Riefel, Seguinard, Srivastava, Arvidsson in C5:1007; May 28 (meet in my office) Bezard, Flinckmann, Lopez Grande, Rieland, Salim.