Minor Quantum Computing and Networking

COORDINATOR

Giovanni Neglia, Chargé de recherche, Inria

FORMAT / LOCATION

Classroom, Campus SophiaTech

Prerequisites

Discrete probability (conditional probability, independent events, ...), linear algebra (matrix operations, eigen-values/vectors, norms, ...). Notions of algorithm analysis and networking are a useful plus.

Capacity

25 students

About this minor

Summary

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn the fundamentals of quantum computing and quantum communications.

The course will start with a basic introduction of some experimental observations which justify quantum mechanics principles and in particular the probabilistic description of a physical system. We will then introduce the concepts of quantum bits and describe how to manipulate them through quantum circuits. The advantages of quantum computing will be illustrated through some specific examples and algorithms including quantum search, quantum teleportation, and quantum random walks. Two lectures will be devoted to quantum communications and one will provide additional information about the physics of quantum systems and the devices used for technological applications.

Lecturer
  • Konstantin Avrachenkov, Directeur de recherche, Inria
  • Virginia D'Auria, Maître de conférences, Université Côte d'Azur
  • Philippe Nain, Directeur de recherche émérite, Inria
  • Giovanni Neglia, Chargé de recherche, Inria
Evaluation
  • Written mini-tests at the beginning of most lectures
  • Home written test (exercises) after lecture 4
  • Final written test: Dec, 16, 9h00-12h00

SCHEDULE

Autumn 2021 (last update: Sept, 9)

Date

Time slot

Course title Lecturer Room
Oct 14 9h00-12h00 Qbits and quantum gates Giovanni Neglia Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Oct 21 9h00-12h00 Quantum search and other quantum algorithms Giovanni Neglia Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Oct 28 9h00-12h00 Quantum teleportation Philippe Nain Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Nov 18 9h00-12h00 Quantum random walks Konstantin Avrachenkov Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Nov 25 9h00-12h00 Point-to-point quantum communications Giovanni Neglia Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Dec 2 9h00-12h00 Quantum networks Giovanni Neglia Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Dec 9 9h00-12h00 Quantum technologies Virginia D'Auria Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech
Dec 16 9h00-12h00 Evaluation: Written test Giovanni Neglia Room O+107, Templiers 1, Campus SophiaTech