List of Topics (not limited) 

Qubits builts from quantum dots 
The "Quantronium": a Josephson junction qubit 
Controlled entanglement: physical realization 
Quantum computing with ion traps 
Quantum computing with NMR 
Quantum computing with phonons 
Quantum computing with microwaves 
Can one quantum compute with excitons ? 
Quantum cryptography: theory and applications 
Kitaev's topological quantum computing 
Algorithms: quantum search, quantum simulation, quantum counting 
Decoherence: definition, examples, dissipation, mathematical description 
Error correcting codes 
Quantum versions of Shannon's theorem 
Quantum chaos as a possible limit to quantum computing 
Quantum noise: quantum corrections to Shottky's theory of shot noise, experiments 
Classical logic and quantum computing: Goedel's theorem 
Quantum information theory 
Building a quantum computer: where are we ? 
Manipulating photon states and memory 
Writing the report (see Mayfield Handbook of Scientific Writing) 

The student will choose a topic among the list above or make his own choice (with the approval of the instructor). He will also choose one or two papers (or a book chapter) to read as an illustration of this subject and collect documents that may help understanding these papers

Proposal submission ( to main page) ( to calendar) 
A file to be sent by email to the instructor on Thursday September 19th, 2013 for approval.
The proposal should be presented on 1/2 a page in pdf format, containing

Progress report ( to main page ) ( to calendar ) 
A .pdf file will be sent by email to the instructor on
Thursday October 24th, 2013 containing an account of what has been done so far be the student: list of documents collected, an updated outline and 57 pages already written (to check the style).

Report submission (to main page) ( to calendar) 
The final report will be sent by email to the instructor on
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

Report content (back to main page) 
The report should be typed and accessible by email or on a web site in .pdf format. Using LaTeX is recommended.
It should contain at least 30 and at most 35 typed pages with single space and the following informations:
