Quantum Information Science

A bloch sphere.

An illustration of the Bloch sphere, which provides a geometrical representation of the pure state space of a 1 qubit quantum register. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)


MIT Course Number

MAS.865J / 6.443J / 8.371J

As Taught In

Spring 2006



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Course Description

This is an advanced graduate course on quantum computation and quantum information, for which prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is required. Topics include quantum computation, advanced quantum error correction codes, fault tolerance, quantum algorithms beyond factoring, properties of quantum entanglement, and quantum protocols and communication complexity.

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Isaac Chuang, and Peter Shor. MAS.865J Quantum Information Science. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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