PHY 361 / 636 : Quantum Information

This is a first course on the fundamentals of quantum information and quantum computation. This course is suitable for advanced undergraduates and PhD students who have already taken a first course in quantum mechanics.
This website will have all the updates for this course.

This course will cover the following topics :


Evaluation :
Quiz (About 3-4 quizzes): 30%
Midsem : 30%
Endsem : 40%

Suggested Books :

1. Quantum computation and quantum information
Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

2. An introduction to quantum computing
P. Kaye, R. Laflamme and M. Mosca, (Oxford Univ Press, 2010)

3. Preskill's online lecture notes




Quiz-1 on 4.2.2016 (Thursday) during 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
Everything taught until 23.1.2016 will be covered in this quiz.

Problem Sheet 1
You can also try problems given in the text books mentioned above.


Mid-sem exam on 22.2.2016 (Monday) during 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Everything taught until 16.2.2016 will be covered in the mid-sem exam.

Problem Sheet 2
For any consultations regarding the course contents or solutions to these problems,
you are welcome to meet me or the TA for this course on Saturday (20.2.2016) during 10 am to 12 noon.
Some hints to solutions for problem sheet 2 is available here. (Its a poor resolution jpg file).
If you need more help, you can meet me on Monday (22.2.2016) before lunch time.

Quiz-2 will be held on 17.3.2016 (Thursday) during 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
Everything taught from 18.2.2016 until 10.3.2016 will be covered in this quiz.

Quiz 2       Solutions to quiz 2

Quiz-3 will be held on 18.4.2015 at 5:00 PM.
This quiz will cover everything done after the second quiz except the Grover's search algorithm.

Quiz 3       Solutions to quiz 3

Final exam will be held on 26.4.2015 at 3:00 PM.
This exam will cover everything taught in this course though nearly 75% of the questions
will be from the part covered after the mid-sem exams. You are welcome to discuss
with me or the TA anytime before the exams if you have any doubts or difficulties.






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