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## Crash Course on Quantum Information Theory

This week-long crash course introduces the subject of communication with quantum systems. Quantum information theory exploded in 1994 when Peter Shor published his algorithm that can break RSA encryption codes. Since then, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers have been determining the ultimate capabilities for quantum computation and quantum communication.

### Lectures

- postulates of quantum mechanics

- Bell inequality, CHSH game

- no-cloning theorem, teleportation, super-dense coding

- mixed states, noisy channels

- Schmidt decomposition, proof of the Choi-Kraus theorem for noisy quantum channels

- trace distance and fidelity

- classical communication over quantum channels
- second-order coding rates

- Renyi generalizations of conditional mutual information (arXiv:1403.6102)

- strong converse bounds for quantum communication (arXiv:1406.2946)

*Last modified: June 28, 2014.*