Advanced Quantum Information Theory
Ashley Montanaro
This unit is a graduate course for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering, running in Spring 2015. The unit will cover advanced and recent developments in the theory of quantum information processing, with a particular focus on quantum computation.
The lectures and examples classes will be held in the ground floor seminar room in the Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI) building, on Mondays from 24 and on Thursdays from 1012.
Materials
Tentative schedule:
Week commencing  Monday 24  Thursday 1012 
26 Jan  The quantum circuit model Grover's algorithm  Grover's algorithm (ctd) The QFT and periodicity 
2 Feb  Shor's algorithm (1012) Shor's algorithm (ctd)  Approximate periodicity Phase estimation 
9 Feb  Examples class Hamiltonian simulation 
Quantum walks Quantum walk algorithms 
16 Feb  Decoherence Quantum errorcorrection  The stabilizer formalism Measurement and tomography 
23 Feb  Measurementbased QC (Janet Anders) (ctd)  
2 Mar  Examples class Computational complexity  Essay surgery 
Assessment: students will complete an essay of approximately 3,000 words. This should summarise and synthesise technical research from one or more research papers in the field of quantum information theory, including a brief description of how the topic fits into the broader context.
The students' submitted essays are provided below in the hope that they will be a useful resource to others.
