Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: Room 305 (2nd floor lecture hall), ESE Dept
The first lecture will be on Tuesday, August 6. Update: From August 8 until Sept. 27, the lectures will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm, in Room 1.08 of the ECE Dept.
Homework assignments will be posted at regular intervals on the MS Teams site for this course. (To join the course Team using an IISc email ID, use the code wqngeyb.)
Exams
There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. The first midterm exam will be held on Tuesday, Sept 17, during class hours. The date of the second midterm exam is yet to be decided. The final exam will be held as per the IISc exam timetable.
Grading
The course grade will be based on the following: 25% for homework assignments, 25% for midterm 1, 25% for midterm 2, and 25% for the final exam.
Pre-requisites
No prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is assumed. However, a solid background in linear algebra is essential.
This course is intended to serve as an entry into the field of quantum information science.
The following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order of their listing:
Fundamental theorems and applications: Quantum teleportation, superdense coding, no-cloning theorem, distinguishability of states, Schmidt decomposition, purification, the Bell inequality (CHSH inequality)
Quantum computation: quantum circuits and gates, single-qubit gates (Pauli, Hadamard, S and T), controlled-gates (CNOT, Toffoli), Clifford gates, universal gates; quantum computational complexity