Quantum information processing

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Description: Information is stored and processed in hardware components. With their miniaturization the concept of classical bit must be replaced by the notion of quantum bit. After having introduced the basics of quantum physics for “discrete” systems, the basic spin 1/2 qubit and its manipulation on the Bloch sphere are illustrated. This course then develops the subjects of communications, cryptography, quantum correlations, and introduces elementary concepts  of quantum physics with applications in information theory such as the density matrix and von Neumann’s entropy. The course is intended for an audience with no knowledge of quantum physics and elementary knowledge of classical physics and linear algebra. Practical exercises, simulations on IBM Q machines will also be covered during the semester. This course prepares students for more advanced quantum information classes.