PHYS 4481

PHYS 4481

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Hardware that exploits quantum phenomena can dramatically alter the nature of computation. Though constructing a working quantum computer is a formidable technological challenge, the theory of quantum computation is of interest in itself, offering strikingly different perspectives on the nature of computation and information, as well as providing novel insights into the conceptual puzzles posed by the quantum theory. The course is intended both for physicists, unfamiliar with computational complexity theory or cryptography, and for computer scientists and mathematicians familiar with some aspects of quantum mechanics.  Topics include: simple quantum algorithms, error correction, cryptography, superdense coding, teleportation, and other forms of quantum information processing, and recent experimental advances. https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/physics4481-7681_2018fa/

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: a prior course in quantum mechanics (such as PHYS 3316 or AEP 3620) is required, and prior familiarity with group theory is very helpful.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

Comments Co-meets with PHYS 7681.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CS 4812PHYS 7681

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17187PHYS 4481  LEC 001

  • This course requires a prior introductory course in Quantum Mechanics such as Physics 3316 or AEP3620, and/or permission of instructor. Please register for the waitlist at https://physics.cornell.edu/waitlist and you will receive a permission code if your prerequisites are met.