for the Problem set 4 is posted

The final exam is scheduled on

Friday April 30th, 11:30AM-2:30PM Room S106 Howey

*Prerequisites:*

MATH 2401 and familiarity with matrix calculus and finite dimensional
vector spaces.

*Location and Schedule:*
(Spring 2004)

Howey S106 Tuesday-Thursday 1:35-2:55PM

From January 6th till April 2004

*Course description*

Quantum Mechanics is the laws of nature governing very small
systems.
Such systems,

like electrons, atoms, nuclear spins, photons, are liable to store and
transmit information.

However, this information does not follow the same rules as the
one used in classical

systems such as modern computers or electronic devices.

The aim of the course, opened to students coming from various
areas, is to introduce

them to the above mentioned notions with a minimal amount of perequisites. The
following

topics will be treated:

cryptography, teleportation.

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

by Michael A. Nielsen, Isaac L. Chuang .

Cambridge Univ Press, (2000)

*Final Exam *` `The final grade will be composed of :

(i) Homework (30%)

(ii) Report (20%) (see below the list of possible topics)

(iii) Final written exam (50%)

* ** ***Program : **All chapters of the Book Quantum
Computation and Quantum Information

(by Michael A.
Nielsen, Isaac L. Chuang . Cambridge Univ Press, (2000) )

that will be treated during the Spring semester 2004 in class.

* Homework*` `Problem Set 1 (to be announced soon) due January 20,
2004

The homework will
count
as 30% of the final evaluation.

*Report*` `The students are asked to choose a
subject among
the following list

A proposal (topic, plan) will be submitted by *February 3, 2004, for *approval*.*

The final report should contain 15-2*0
pages*, and will be submitted by *April 20, 2004*,
following

the instruction below. This report will be graded and will
count for *20%* of the

final evaluation.

* ** ** ***List of topics**

* ** **
Qubits builts from quantum dots,*

* ** ***Writing the report **

* **The student will choose a topic among this list or make his own
choice (with the approval*

* *Proposal submission date* (by
e-mail to the instructor ) ** Tuesday **February 3rd, 2004, for *approval*.
*

* **The report should be typed and accessible by e-mail or on a web
site in .pdf format. *

* *Report submission date* **Tuesday April 20th, 2004 (.pdf format copy accessible to the instructor).
*

*Useful Links*