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## Introduction to Quantum Information Theory—PHYS 7895

This 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, and engineers have been determining the ultimate capabilities for quantum computation and quantum communication. In this course, we study the transmission of information over a noisy quantum communication channel. In particular, you will learn about quantum mechanics, entanglement, teleportation, entropy measures, and various capacity theorems involving classical bits, qubits, and entangled bits.

Course SyllabusTextbook: Quantum Information Theory (please use this version)

Office Hours: Monday 1:30pm-2:30pm and Tuesday 1:30pm-2:30pm in Nicholson 447

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### Lectures

Lecture 4: conditional typicality and a proof of Shannon's channel coding theorem

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Lecture 3: repetition code and proof sketch for Shannon's channel coding theorem

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Lecture 2: Huffman code, surprisal, entropy, Shannon data compression

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Lecture 1: introduction to course and discussion of final projects

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Previous 2015 course on quantum information theory taught at Louisiana State University

Previous 2013 course on quantum information theory taught at Louisiana State University

Previous course on quantum information theory taught at McGill University

*Last modified: February 08, 2017.*