Hours per week:
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
Quantum computing offers the possibility of dramatic advances in computational power compared to the best computers we have today. In addition, novel quantum protocols such as teleportation and quantum cryptography have already been demonstrated. This course provides an introduction to this exciting and cutting-edge field. Topics include an overview of quantum theory, quantum algorithms, teleportation, secure quantum communication, Shor's factoring algorithm, Grover's search protocol, quantum error correction and the latest state-of-the-art experiments. No prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is required. (Cross-listed as CP351.)
Additional Course Information
- MA122 and registration status: Year 3 or Year 4, majoring in physics, computer science, mathematics or chemistry.