Advanced Quantum Theory

Summer semester 2022

This lecture gives an introduction to quantum information theory and theory of open quantum systems. The lecture is accompanied by exercises and bi-weekly tutorials.

Topics include:

  • Recap of basic quantum mechanics: Postulates, qubit systems, density matrix
  • Quantum measurement
  • Quantum entanglement
  • Schmidt decomposition and purifications
  • EPR paradox and Bell inequalities
  • Quantum channels
  • Distance measures between quantum states
  • Classical and quantum entropy
  • Quantum thermalization
  • Lindblad Master equation

If you want to participate in this lecture, please sign up for the tutorials.

Dates and rooms

Lecture Mondays 14:15-16:00 starting on 25.04.2022. Room: Philos.-weg 12 / kHS.

Tutorials biweekly on Tuesdays 14:15-16:00 or Wednesdays 14:15-16:00.


Solid knowledge of quantum mechanics (PEP3+PTP4). Theoretical Quantum Statistics or Introduction to Quantum Science and Technology is very useful.

Mode of examination

The grade will be based on a written exam.


Martin Gärttner
Martin Gärttner
Group leader