Quantum Information Science OpenCourseWare: Free Graduate Level Course by MIT on Quantum Information Science

Published Jan 06, 2009

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'Quantum Information Science' is a graduate level course offered by MIT's departments of physic, electrical engineering and computer science and media arts and sciences. It is now offered as OpenCourseWare by MIT. 'Quantum Information Science' is an emerging field, which draws on the subjects of engineering, computer science, math and physical science. It is concerned with comprehending how basic laws of physics can be used to improve processing, transmission and acquisition of information to produce quantum technologies (quantum computers and quantum information). 'Quantum Information Science' is a course, at the graduate level, on quantum information and quantum computation.

Quantum Information Science: Course Specifics

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Quantum Information Science: Course Description

'Quantum Information Science' is a graduate course offered to students in the physics, media arts and sciences and computer science and electrical engineering departments of MIT. 'Quantum Information Science' is a new field, which is looking to ultimately produce quantum technologies, such as quantum computers that process quantum information. Students interested in taking this course will need a background in quantum mechanics. Topics covered include quantum cryptography, quantum games, quantum protocols, distillable entanglement, Holevo's theorem and compression of quantum data. Prof. Issac Chuang and Prof. Peter Shor were the instructors for the original course delivered in a lecture-format.

'Quantum Information Science' OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, assignments and the name of the textbook used. If you would like to learn more about this exciting new field, then visit the science of quantum information course page.

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