Advanced Quantum Theory

summer term 2022
Lecturer: PD Dr. Martin Gärttner
Link to LSF
64 participants

This lecture gives an introduction to quantum information theory and theory of open quantum systems. The lecture is accompanied by exercises and bi-weekly tutorials.

Topics include:

  • Recap of basic quantum mechanics: Postulates, qubit systems, density matrix
  • Quantum measurement
  • Quantum entanglement
  • Schmidt decomposition and purifications
  • EPR paradox and Bell inequalities
  • Quantum channels
  • Distance measures between quantum states
  • Classical and quantum entropy
  • Quantum thermalization
  • Lindblad Master equation

Dates and rooms: Lecture Mondays 14:15-16:00 starting on 25.04.2022. Room: Philos.-weg 12 / kHS. Tutorials biweekly on Tuesdays 14:15-16:00 or Wednesdays 14:15-16:00.

Prerequisites: Solid knowledge of quantum mechanics (PEP3+PTP4). Theoretical Quantum Statistics or Introduction to Quantum Science and Technology is very useful.

Mode of examination: The grade will be based on a written exam.


  • Nielsen and Chuang: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information(Classic textbook. We will focus in the quantum information part)
  • Watrous:The Theory of Quantum Information (Comprehensive introduction to quantum information theory, rather formal/mathematical, including some more specialized concepts)
  • Wilde:From Classical to Quantum Shannon Theory(Very comprehensive introduction to classical and quantum information theory, focus on coding and data compression, data transmission)
  • Lecture notes by John Preskill: 1-4 and 10) and corresponding videos:

The lecture materials will be uploaded here.

Exercise sheets

Practice groups

  • Group 1 (Niklas Euler)
    24 participants   Maximum number of participants reached
    INF 227 / SR 3.403, Tue 14:15 - 16:00
  • Group 2 (Adrian Aasen)
    40 participants   Maximum number of participants reached
    Philos.-weg 12 / kHS, Wed 14:15 - 16:00
Advanced Quantum Theory
summer term 2022
Link zum LSF
64 participants