Quantum Information Science II

Entangled electrons visualized as a ball with an up arrow and a ball with a down arrow

Artistic depiction of quantum superposition state. (Image by Isaac Chuang.)


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Spring 2018



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This three-module sequence of courses covers advanced topics in quantum computation and quantum information, including quantum error correction code techniques; efficient quantum computation principles, including fault-tolerance; and quantum complexity theory and quantum information theory. Prior knowledge of quantum circuits and elementary quantum algorithms is assumed. These courses are the second part in a sequence of two quantum information science subjects at MIT.

The three modules comprise:

8.371.1x: Quantum states, noise and error correction
8.371.2x: Efficient quantum computing—fault tolerance and algorithms
8.371.3x: Quantum complexity theory and information theory

This course was organized as a three-part series on MITx by MIT’s Department of Physics and is now archived on the Open Learning Library, which is free to use. You have the option to sign up and enroll in each module if you want to track your progress, or you can view and use all the materials without enrolling.

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Isaac Chuang, and Aram Harrow. 8.371x Quantum Information Science II. Spring 2018. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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