NMAK14020U Quantum Information Theory (QIT)
MSc Programme in Mathematics
MSc Programme in Physics
- Review of Probability Theory and Classical Information Theory (Random Variables, Shannon Entropy, Coding)
- Formalism of Quantum Information Theory (Quantum States, Density Matrices, Quantum Channels, Measurement)
- Quantum versus Classical Correlations (Entanglement, Bell inequalities, Tsirelson's bound)
- Basic Tools (Distance Measures, Fidelity, Quantum Entropy)
- Basic Results (Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Error Correction, Schumacher Data Compression)
- Quantum Resource Theory (Quantum Coding Theory, Entanglement Theory, Application: Quantum Cryptography)
- Knowledge: The student will have become familiar with the mathematical formalism of quantum information theory and will have learned about the most fundamental results of the subject.
- Skills: The student will be able to apply the learned knowledge in new situations and will be able to apply the abstract results in concrete examples.
- Competences: The student will have a sound all-round understanding of the subject
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 min20 minutes per person with 20 minutes preparation time.
- Exam registration requirements
6 mandatory homework assignments, each of which must be passed.
- Written aids allowed
Written aids allowed during preparation and examination.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Same as ordinary exam. If the compulsary homework assignments have not been passed, the student must (re)submit the non-passed assignments. The assignments must be approved three weeks before the beginning of the re-exam week.
Criteria for exam assesment
The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.