18.435J / 2.111J / ESD.79J Quantum Computation

As taught in: Fall 2003

A diagram of the circuit.

Circuit for quantum counting. (Figure courtesy of Yuan-Chung Cheng.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Peter Shor

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics covered include: physics of information processing, quantum logic, quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm, quantum error correction, quantum communication, and cryptography.