Quantum information combines information science with quantum effects in physics to study of how to process and transmit information using quantum systems. This includes quantum computation, quantum teleportation and quantum cryptography. Quantum metrology is closely related, but focuses on using quantum effects to make high-resolution and highly sensitive measurements of physical parameters such as magnetic and gravitational field strengths. The course starts by revising the postulates of quantum theory with a quantum information flavour discussing how to store, process and read information using quantum systems. We will then study applications in quantum communications, quantum algorithms and quantum sensors.
Pre-requisities PHYS6012 or PHYS6003