18.435 Quantum Computation

Class Info

Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics covered: physics of information processing; quantum algorithms including the factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm; quantum error correction; quantum communication and cryptography. Knowledge of quantum mechanics helpful but not required.

This class has no prerequisites.

18.435 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by I. Chuang, E. Farhi, S. Lloyd and P. Shor.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-370.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 18.435 was rated 5.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 18.435 Class Site site or on the 18.435 Stellar site.

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