Quantum Information and Cryptography
2016/2017, Semester 2
Speciality Research Institutes/Centres (Centre For Quantum Technologies)
Modular Credits: 4
Students will learn various topics in quantum information which are broadly used in research. Concepts as well as concrete applications from the frontier of research are presented.
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This module consists of 4 parts.
Part 1: Introduction to quantum preliminaries such as states, measurements, and channels. Purifications and Naimark’s theorem. Semidefinite programming, Uhlmann’s theorem, and Alberti’s theorem.
Part 2: Introduction to quantum information theory. Basic concepts will be covered such as entropy, compression, quantum relative entropy, Holevo’s theorem and random access codes.
Part 3: Related topics will be taught such as separability criteria and hierarchies, LOCC operators, Nielsen’s theorem, and entanglement measures. Also state and channel discrimination will be covered.
Part 4: Introduction to quantum cryptography such as key distribution, bit-commitment, oblivious transfer, and coin-flipping.
The module description says:
Tutorials / Seminars: 10%
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