Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Course Description

This advanced graduate course on quantum computation and quantum information assumes a prior knowledge of quantum mechanics. We will cover models of quantum computation, advanced quantum error correction codes, fault tolerance, quantum algorithms beyond factoring, properties of quantum entanglement, and quantum protocols and communication complexity.


Quantum Computation, Fall 2003 (2.111/18.435J)


Students will complete one problem set every two weeks during the first half of the course. In the remaining half of the course, each student will pursue an active area of research in the field of theoretical quantum computing. Students will use their results to prepare an American Physical Society style paper and formal presentation.


Amazon logo Nielsen, Michael A., and Isaac L. Chuang. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780521635035.

Grading Policy

Homework (4 Problem Sets) 40%
Project Presentation 20%
Project Paper 40%