15-859BB: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information 2018

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Meetings time and place: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-2:50, GHC 4102 (entrance off The Helix)
First meeting: Tuesday September 4. Last meeting: Thursday December 6.
Instructor: Ryan O'Donnell
TA: Costin Bădescu
Office Hours: Ryan: Tuesdays 3pm-4:30pm (after class), GHC 7213. Costin: Mondays 3pm-4:30pm, location GHC 6207.
2015 version of the course

Weekly work


Course description
This course will be an introduction to quantum computation and quantum information theory, from the perspective of theoretical computer science. Topics to be covered will likely include:

A strong undergraduate background in linear algebra (e.g., CMU's 21-341), discrete probability (e.g., CMU's 15-359), and theory of computation (e.g., CMU's 15-251). No background in physics is required. We anticipate the course will be of interest to students working in computer science, mathematics, or physics.

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