Phys 476Q - Quantum Entanglement


Term: Spring 2017

Time/Location: T/R 12:35PM-1:50 PM, Neckers 410

Instructor: Dr. Eric Chitambar, (Office: Neckers 480, Email: echitamb@siu.edu)

Office Hours: T/R 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course Website: http://www.physics.siu.edu/~echitamb/Teaching/Phys476Q/Phys476Q_Spring_2017.html

Primary Text: An Introduction to Quantum Computing by P. Kay, R. LaFlamme, and M. Mosca

Supplemental Material:
- Quantum Computation and Information by M. Nielsen and I. Chuang
- Course notes provided by the instructor and posted on the course website
- Original journal articles posted on the course website
Grading: The grading for the course breaks down as follows:
Homework - 34%
Midterm - 33%
Final - 33%

Syllabus, Supplemental Material, and Homeworks (This will evolve throughout the semester):
DateTopicsSupplemental MaterialHomework
Jan. 24Course Introduction and Physical Examples of Quantum EntanglementNotesHW 1
Jan. 26Linear Algebra and the Dirac Notation Pt. 1Notes 
Jan. 31Linear Algebra and the Dirac Notation Pt. 2NotesHW 1 - Additional Problems
Feb. 2Linear Algebra and the Dirac Notation Pt. 3Notes 
Feb. 7Qubits and the Framework of Quantum Mechanics Pt. 1NotesDue: HW 1 and HW 1 - Additional Problems
Feb. 9Qubits and the Framework of Quantum Mechanics Pt. 2NotesHW 1 Solutions   HW 1 - Additional Problems Solutions
Feb. 10Qubits and the Framework of Quantum Mechanics Pt. 3NotesHW 2
Feb. 14Qubits and the Framework of Quantum Mechanics Pt. 4Notes 
Feb. 16No Class  
Feb. 17Qubits and the Framework of Quantum Mechanics Pt. 5Notes 
Feb. 21Qubits and the Framework of Quantum Mechanics Pt. 5 Supplemental LectureSupplemental Notes 
Feb. 23Classical and Quantum Communication, Superdense CodingNotes; Supplemental NotesHW 2 Due; HW 3
Feb. 28Teleportation Pt. 1Notes HW 2 - Solutions
Mar. 2Teleportation Pt. 2Notes; Supplemental Notes 
Mar. 7Teleportation Pt. 3; ReviewNotesMidterm Study Outline;   HW 3 - Solutions
Mar. 9MidtermMidterm SolutionsHW 3 Due
Mar. 13-17Spring Break  
Mar. 21LOCCNotes; 
Mar. 23LOCC and EntanglementNotes; 
Mar. 28Isotropic StatesNotes; HW 4
Mar. 30Entanglement Measures and Monotones Pt. 1Notes; 
Apr. 4Entanglement Measures and Monotones Pt 2. - Entanglement EntropyNotes; 
Apr. 6Entanglement Measures and Monotones Pt 3. - Entanglement Entropy and ConcurrenceNotes; HW 4 - Solutions
Apr. 11Entanglement Entropy in Two QubitsNotes;HW 5
Apr. 13Entanglement Distillation and Cost Notes; 
Apr. 18Asymptotic Entanglement Transformations: Pure States Pt. 1Notes; 
Apr. 20Asymptotic Entanglement Transformations: Pure States Pt. 2Notes; 
Apr. 25Quantum Nonlocality Pt. 1 - Communication and No-SignalingNotes; HW 5 - Solutions
Apr. 27Quantum Nonlocality Pt. 2 - No-Signaling and Local Hidden VariablesNotes;HW 6
May 2Quantum Nonlocality Pt. 3 - CHSH InequalityNotes; 
May 4Quantum Nonlocality Pt. 4 - More on CHSH InequalityNotes; 
TBAFinal ExamStudy Guide;Final Solutions