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Quantum Computation
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** Fall 2004, Hebrew University
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Instructor:
Dorit Aharonov

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Office: Ross 72, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 02-6584611

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TA: Ido Bergman

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Announcements:

There will be an additional class between 18:00-20:00 on the
2/1/2005. It will take place at Ross building room number 63.

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General Information:

Time and Place:

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Hebrew University: Monday, 12:00-13:45, Shprintsak 202, Thursday 11:00-11:45, Shprintsak 201

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Tirgul:
In the first few weeks at least there will be two groups. Thursday 10:00-10:45, Shprintsak 201, and Thursday 10:00-10:45, Shprintsak 201.

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Homework:
There will be 5-6 exercises during the semester.
Only the first exercise, which concentrates on definitions,
needs to be submitted individually, so that each one of you gets
a handle of the model.
The rest of the exercises can be done in pairs.

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Exam:
At the end, there will be a conference day:
each of the
students will present a
paper that he or she
have read. And there will be Pizza...
If you really really don't want to do talk in front of class,
there will be an alternative.

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Exercises:

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

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Papers to lecture on: You should choose a paper from this
list.
The different papers vary in their difficulty and the background they require (more mathematics, more physics...) so please feel free to consult me about choosing the paper. Papers that are already chosen will be marked with a star.

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References:

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There are a few good places to look at:

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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, By Michael Nielsen and Ike Chuang,Cambridge University Press. (Two copies preserved in the (math) library.)
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Quantum Theory : Concepts and Methods (Fundamental
Theories of Physics, Vol 57), by Asher Peres, Kluwer Academic Pub. (Two copies preserved in the library.)

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Other than this, the lecture notes by Preskill (a link below) and my
review article which can be found on my web page can be very helpful.

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Links to quantum computation web pages.

Also called quant-ph.
You can find most papers on quantum computation there.
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John Preskill's Home page.
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lecture notes.

We will follow Umesh's course quite closely, so you might find the
lecture notes very useful.

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