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Quantum Information Science II

Learn about quantum computation and quantum information in this advanced graduate level course from MIT.
Quantum Information Science II
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Estimated 9 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
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About this course

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Already know something about quantum mechanics, quantum bits and quantum logic gates, but want to design new quantum algorithms, and explore multi-party quantum protocols? This is the course for you!

In this advanced graduate physics course on quantum computation and quantum information, we will cover:

  • The formalism of quantum errors (density matrices, operator sum representations)
  • Quantum error correction codes (stabilizers, graph states)
  • Fault-tolerant quantum computation (normalizers, Clifford group operations, the Gottesman-Knill Theorem)
  • Models of quantum computation (teleportation, cluster, measurement-based)
  • Quantum Fourier transform-based algorithms (factoring, simulation)
  • Quantum communication (noiseless and noisy coding)
  • Quantum protocols (games, communication complexity)

Research problem ideas are presented along the journey.

Learner Testimonial

“This course is hard!”
-- Anonymous MIT graduate student

At a glance

  • Institution: MITx
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisites:
    • Linear algebra
    • Intermediate undergraduate quantum mechanics (e.g. MIT 8.05x)
    • One semester of introductory quantum information science (e.g. Berkeley CS191x)
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Formalisms for describing errors in quantum states and systems
  • Quantum error correction theory
  • Fault-tolerant quantum procedure constructions
  • Models of quantum computation beyond gates
  • Structures of exponentially-fast quantum algorithms
  • Multi-party quantum communication protocols

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