Quantum Information and Quantum Computation

Fall/Winter 2015

Course Info
Important dates
Study Materials
Lecture notes
Midterm Project
Computer Tools
Using Python
Using Gnuplot
Using LaTeX
Physics Department
Contact Instructor
#516 Jiao-12
Yuquan Campus
8795-3694 (O)

Lecture Schedule:

Monday, 9:50-11:25, Teaching Bldg 12-504


Xin Wan; Yuquan Campus, Teaching Bldg 12-516, (O): 8795-3694


The course introduces basic knowledge of quantum information and quantum computation, with some focus on the interplay with condensed matter physics. Special topics include quantum entanglement in low-dimensional fermionic and spin systems, topological quantum computation, and experimental implementation of superconducting qubits.


Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Solid State Physics

Reading List:

  1. Lectures on Quantum Information, edited by D. Bruss and G. Leuchs, Wiley-VCH (2007)
  2. Feynman Lectures on Computation, R. P. Feynman, Westview (1996)
  3. Classical and Quantum Computation, A. Yu Kitaev, A. H. Shen, and M. N. Vyalyi, American Mathematical Society (2002)
  4. Quantum Computer Science: An Introduction, N. D. Mermin, Cambridge University Press (2007)
  5. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press (2000)
  6. Introduction to Topological Quantum Computation, J. K. Pachos, Cambridge University Press (2012)
  7. Topological Quantum Computation, Zhenghan Wang, American Mathematical Society (2010)

Last updated on January 4, 2015 by WAN Xin