
Instructor  Dominique Unruh <<surname> at ut dot ee> 
Lecture Period  September 4, 2017  December 19, 2017 
Lectures  Mondays, 14:1515:45, room 220
(Dominique; may sometimes be switched with tutorial) 
Practice sessions 
Tuesdays, 14:1515:45, room 219 (Dominique / Ehsan) 
Course Material  Lecture
notes, blackboard photos, practice blackboard photos, videos and exam study guide. 
Language  English 
Mailing list  utqcrypto@googlegroups.com 
Exam  TBA 
Contact  Dominique Unruh <<surname> at ut dot ee> 
20170904 (lecture)  Introduction and motivation.  [video] 
20170911 (lecture)  Mathematics of single qubits.  [video] 
20170912 (practice)  Small exercises with single qubits. 
Out  Due  Homework  Solution 

20170911  20170925  Homework 1 
In quantum cryptography we use quantum
mechanical effects to construct secure protocols. The paradoxical
nature of quantum mechanics allows for constructions that solve
problems known to be impossible without quantum mechanics. This lecture
gives an introduction into this fascinating area.
Possible topics include:
You need no prior knowledge of quantum mechanics. You should have heard some introductory lecture on cryptography. You should enjoy math and have a sound understanding of linear algebra.
[NC00] Nielsen, Chuang. "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information" Cambridge University Press, 2000. A standard textbook on quantum information and quantum computing. Also contains some quantum cryptography.
Further
reading may be suggested during the
course. See the "further reading" paragraphs in the lecture notes.