Quantum Information Processing - COM00042M

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Sam Braunstein
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

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Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

The aim of this module is to introduces the theory of quantum information and quantum communication. In it we will learn about the exciting new features of quantum information and about the pioneering quantum protocols that, for example, promise guaranteed security against eavesdroppers.

Module learning outcomes

Successfully completing this module will mean: that you understand both the promise and limitations of quantum information and quantum communication; that you have gained facility in some of the many concepts and techniques in quantum information science (e.g., simulating quantum cryptography or secure key exchange protocols, evolving quantum states through various protocols, including dense coding, teleportation, quantum error correction and recovering from errors) and their implications.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Quantum Information Processing (QIPR)
1.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Viva
0.5 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback is given during practicals themselves; any assignments handed in are marked and feedback given once solutions are posted (within one week of them being set). Feedback on exam performance is placed on the module web page within a week of completing the exam grading.

Indicative reading

*** G. Benenti, et al., Principles of Quantum Computation and Information, vol I, World Scientific, 2004

*** G. Benenti, et al., Principles of Quantum Computation and Information, vol II, World Scientific, 2007

*** P. Kaye, et al., An Introduction to Quantum Computing, Oxford University Press, 2007



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