Introduction to quantum science and technology
Winter semester 2021/2022
This lecture introduces basic physical and mathematical concepts which quantum technologies are based on. Video material will be complemented by homework exercises, including programming exercises, Q&A sessions and tutorials. This lecture is open to external partcipants within the EFEQT master program. It will be given in collaboration with Shannon Whitlock from the University of Strasbourg. It consists of 8 topical blocks.
- Linear algebra basics: Vector spaces, operators, spectral decomposition
- Python programming basics
- Quantum mechanics of discrete systems
- Quantum computing: The circuit model and basic quantum algorithms
- Physical systems for quantum technologies
- Quantum errors: Noise and decoherence
- Density matrix formalism
- Quantum simulation
- Quantum sensing
- Quantum communication
Dates and time: Mondays 14:15-16:00h, INF 227 / SR 1.403, first session on 18.10.2021, Tutorials: Wednesday 16:15-18:, INF 227 / SR 3.402
Heidelberg students should sign up for the lecture in the exercise group system at: https://uebungen.physik.uni-heidelberg.de/v/1433
Course materials will be provided on a separate platform.
Course requirements: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics (Theoretical Physics IV).
Mode of examination: The grade will be based on a written exam.