Introduction to quantum science and technology

winter term 2022/2023
Lecturer: PD Dr. Martin Gärttner, Prof. Dr. Shannon Whitlock (Strasbourg)
Link to LSF
76 participants

This lecture introduces basic physical and mathematical concepts which quantum technologies are based on. Video material will be complemented by homework exercises, including programming exercises, Q&A sessions and tutorials. This lecture is open to external partcipants within the EFEQT master program. It will be given in collaboration with Shannon Whitlock from the University of Strasbourg. It consists of 7 topical blocks.

Topics include:

  • Linear algebra basics: Vector spaces, operators, spectral decomposition
  • Python programming basics
  • Quantum mechanics of discrete systems
  • Quantum computing: The circuit model and basic quantum algorithms
  • Physical systems for quantum technologies
  • Quantum errors: Noise and decoherence
  • Density matrix formalism
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum sensing
  • Entanglement
  • Quantum communication

Dates and time: Mondays 14:15-16:00h, INF 308 / HS2, first session on 17.10.2022, Tutorials: Wednesday 14:15-16 (Philweg 12, CIP pool) and 16:15-18 (INF 227, CIP pool 1.401), first session on 19.10.2022.

Course materials are provided here:

Course requirements: Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics (Theoretical Physics IV).

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

Practice groups

  • Group 1 (Adrian Aasen)
    27 participants
    Philos.-weg 12 / CIP (SR), Wed 14:15 - 16:00
  • Group 2 (Moritz Reh)
    49 participants
    INF 227 / SR 1.401 (CIP pool), Wed 16:15 - 18:00
Introduction to quantum science and technology
winter term 2022/2023
Link zum LSF
76 participants