|TA||Raul-Martin Rebane (submit homework solutions here)|
|Lecture Period|| February 12 -
|Lectures|| Wednesdays, 16:15-17:45, room 2010 (Delta)
(Dominique; may sometimes be switched with tutorial)
| Practice sessions
|| Thursdays, 16:15-17:45, room 2034 (Delta) (Raul-Martin)
notes, blackboard photos, practice blackboard photos, videos and exam study guide.
|Contact||Dominique Unruh <<surname> at ut dot ee>|
|2020-02-12 (lecture)||Introduction and motivation. Polarized photons.||[video]|
|2020-02-13 (lecture)||Mathematics of single qubits. Elizur-Vaidman bomb testing.||[video]|
In quantum cryptography we use quantum
mechanical effects to construct secure protocols. The paradoxical
nature of quantum mechanics allows for constructions that solve
problems known to be impossible without quantum mechanics. This lecture
gives an introduction into this fascinating area.
Possible topics include:
You need no prior knowledge of quantum mechanics. You should have heard some introductory lecture on cryptography. You should enjoy math and have a sound understanding of linear algebra.
[NC00] Nielsen, Chuang. "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information" Cambridge University Press, 2000. A standard textbook on quantum information and quantum computing. Also contains some quantum cryptography.
reading may be suggested during the
course. See the "further reading" paragraphs in the lecture notes.