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FYST30-FAFN40 Quantum information

2019 News

April 22: You can find which project you have been assigned in the "Projects" home page.

April 12: You can choose project by sending a mail to or by handing a note with your choices to one of the lecturers. You can sign up alone or in pairs. If you sign up alone you will be grouped in pairs with an other person who also has signed up alone . When you sign up, you specify your first second and third choice for project. We will try to give as many as possible their favorite choice. However this will be under the constraint of not having more than two groups on each project. You can give your preferred presentation date, May 29th or June 3rd, and if there is one of the dates which is impossible for you you should write this too.

The general schedule for the Spring 2019 course can be found in Time Edit (course name FAFN40). The introductory lecture for the course takes place 10.15 Tuesday March 26th in room H322

All pages are now updated. In particular the detailed course schedule can be found at the Schedule page.It is important to participate at the introductory meeting, where we together will decide things about the course examination including when it will be.

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge in how quantum systems can be used to carry out general computation algorithms. It also includes a brief treatise of error correction and the influence of noise, as well as a laboratory exercise demonstrating control of a rudimentary quantum system.

Welcome to the introductory meeting for the 2019 course. It takes place March 26th in room H322 at 10.15.

Course contents

The course will be based on and closely follow the disposition of the book Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang.

This book starts with an introductory section containing three chapters. The first chapter is a general overview of quantum computation and quantum information. The second and third chapters recapitulate the elements in quantum mechanics and computer science that are necessary requirements in order to be able to follow the rest of the book.

The second section is focused specifically on quantum computation. It starts with a chapter on quantum gates. The next two chapters treat quantum algorithms. First the quantum Fourier transform that is used in the Shor's algorithm for factorisation of large integers and then search algorithms like the Grover algorithm are treated. This second section then ends with a chapter on schemes for physical realisation of quantum computers.

 The third section is a more general treatment of quantum information. This section among other things contains a treatment of the influence of noise on quantum processes and a chapter on error-correction codes.


University credits: 7,5 ECTS

Term: Spring 2

Grading scale: TH

Level: A

Language of Instruction: English

Course Coordinator: Stefan Kröll

Teachers: Stefan Kröll, Peter Samuelsson, Andreas Walther

Assessment: Laboratory exercise passed, Hand-in exercises past, Written and oral project presentation past.

Literature:Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press