Syllabus for Quantum Information

Kvantinformation

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1FA592
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics A1F, Quantum Technology A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-10-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits in science/technology. Participation in Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • in words explain central theoretical concepts in quantum information,
  • analyse quantum states by using tools in quantum information theory,
  • solve problems in quantum information,
  • describe possible applications of quantum information in information technology.

Content

Density operators, projective and generalised measurements, no-cloning theorem, quantum copying, open quantum systems: Lindblad's equation

Qubits: physical realisations and the Bloch sphere, quantum entanglement, quantum teleportation

Quantum key distribution

Entropy (von Neumann), distance measures for quantum information: trace distance and fidelity

Completely positive maps, Kraus representations

Applications such as quantum computers and quantum cryptography.

Instruction

Lectures, exercise classes and supervision of projects.

Assessment

Written exam (4 credits), project with oral presentation (1 credit).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.