|TA||Raul-Martin Rebane (submit homework solutions here)|
|Lecture Period|| February 10 - May 26
|Lectures|| Wednesdays, 16:15-17:45, Zoom (link in Slack chat)
(Dominique; may sometimes be switched with tutorial)
| Practice sessions
|| Tuesdays, 16:15-17:45, Zoom (link in Slack chat) (Raul-Martin)
notes (old ones), blackboard photos, practice blackboard photos, and exam study guide.
|Contact||Dominique Unruh <<surname> at ut dot ee>|
|Feb 10||Quantum systems, quantum states, unitary operations.||QState, UniTrafo, UnitaryX||Video, Whiteboard|
|Feb 16||Small exercises with single qubits. Polarization invariant under rotation.||QState, UniTrafo, Hada, Rota||Whiteboard|
|Feb 17||Measurements in computational basis. Elitzur-Vaidman bomb tester. Complete measurements.||CBMeas, Bomb, ComplMeas, CompBasis||Video, Whiteboard|
|Feb 23||Light filters as measurements. Improved bomb tester. Quantum Zero effect.||Bomb, ComplMeas||Whiteboard|
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.