Provided by: Laura Mančinska
Number of ECTS: 7.5
Number of lectures/workshops: 2x 90 min lectures per week (7 weeks in total)
(this is supplemented with a weekly 90-min exercise session which will not be shared and, if desired, should be provided locally)
Date available: Course starts on Monday, February 7, 2022
Competence framework topics:
1 Concepts of quantum physics
1.1 Basic concepts
1.2 Mathematical formalism
7 Quantum communication
7.1 Quantum cryptography
Short description of the content: Quantum information theory course from information-theoretic perspective. Course was originally developed by Matthias Christandl. Instructors vary year from year.
Extended description of the content:
- Review of Probability Theory and Classical Information Theory (Random Variables, Shannon Entropy, Coding)
- Formalism of Quantum Information Theory (Quantum States, Density Matrices, Quantum Channels, Measurement)
- Quantum versus Classical Correlations (Entanglement, Bell inequalities, Tsirelson’s bound)
- Basic Tools (Distance Measures, Fidelity, Quantum Entropy)
- Basic Results (Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Error Correction, Schumacher Data Compression)
- Quantum Resource Theory (Quantum Coding Theory, Entanglement Theory, Application: Quantum Cryptography)
Maximum number of student participants: 20 (potentially more)
Maximum number of universities participating: 2-3
Pre-requisites for the course: BSc in math, computer science, or physics. Good linear algebra background.
- Video/stream: YES
- Lecture notes: YES
- Exercises: Potentially
Need for Teaching Assistance: Note that exercise sessions, if desired, would need to be provided locally.
Other remarks concerning this course:
Known to be available at:University of Copenhagen, CTU Prague, and 4EU+ universities
Previous instances:Quantum Information Theory
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