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Intro to Quantum Computation

This course offers an introduction to the basic principles and algorithms of quantum computation.

We get acquainted with qubits, entanglement and key phenomena in quantum computation. No prerequisites in 'quantum' or 'computation' are assumed, but some linear algebra knowledge is assumed (corresponding to the basic linear algebra courses of the MAT bachelor programme).
Lecture notes will appear along the course. The course is evaluated based on exercises and a project or exam.

Ilmoittaudu
13.8.2018 klo 09:00 - 19.10.2018 klo 23:59

Aikataulu

Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 14-16
Exercises Fridays 10-12

Note that exercises start already the first week!

PäivämääräAikaOpetuspaikka
To 6.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 7.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ti 11.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
To 13.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 14.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ti 18.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
To 20.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 21.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ti 25.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
To 27.9.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 28.9.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ti 2.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
To 4.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 5.10.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ti 9.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
To 11.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 12.10.2018
10:15 - 12:00
Ti 16.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
To 18.10.2018
14:15 - 16:00
Pe 19.10.2018
10:15 - 12:00

Materiaalit

The course is largely based on the book
Nielsen, Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge university press 2000,
but the essential material will appear in lecture notes that will be added here as the course proceeds.
Also, links to other nice (online) materials will be added.

Tehtävät

Kurssin suorittaminen

The course is evaluated based on a project and exercise activities. Students are expected to complete at least 75% of the exercises (doing more or less than 75% will influence the course grade with one grade point per 25 %-units). The project consists of a 5-10 page written part and a 10-15 min presentation during the last week of the course. The project should present a quantum algorithm (not Grover's search or Shor's factoring) or some other relevant aspect of quantum information (in which case you should contact the lecturer to agree on the topic).

Kuvaus

Mathematical routine aquired during B.Sc. level mathematics courses, linear algebra.

Bsc. level math courses, linear algebra

The course is an introduction to the basic principles and algorithms of quantum computation
1. or 2. year
qubits, quantum superposition, inference, measurements and entanglement; quantum operators and quantum circuits; quantuma algorithms (including Shor's factorization algorithm and Grover's search algorithm)
Coursework and/or exam, Course will be graded with grades 1-5
Lecture notes, and other material specified at the beginnig of the course.
Lectures and exercises
Coursework and/or exam, Course will be graded with grades 1-5
Exam and exercises, or general exam, other methods will be described later