PHYS 4481

PHYS 4481

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Hardware that exploits quantum phenomena can dramatically alter the nature of computation. Though constructing a general purpose quantum computer remains a formidable technological challenge, there has been much recent experimental progress. In addition, the theory of quantum computation is of interest in itself, offering new perspectives on the nature of computation and information, as well as providing novel insights into the conceptual puzzles posed by quantum theory. This course is intended for physicists, unfamiliar with computational complexity theory or cryptography, and for computer scientists and mathematicians with prior exposure to quantum mechanics. Topics include: simple quantum algorithms, error correction, cryptography, teleportation, and uses of quantum computing devices either currently available or to be available in the near future.

When Offered Fall (offered in even-numbered years only).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: a prior course in quantum mechanics (such as PHYS 3316 or AEP 3610 ) is required, and prior familiarity with group theory is very helpful.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS, SMR-AS)

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16529PHYS 4481  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Visit https://pgcourse.infosci.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/waitlist.py to join the waitlist. Prerequisites will be verified prior to enrollment.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20751PHYS 4481  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ginsparg, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites will be verified prior to enrollment. This is an online overflow for LEC 001