|Instructor||Dominique Unruh <<surname> at ut dot ee>|
|Lecture Period|| September 4, 2017 - December 19, 2017
|Lectures|| Mondays, 14:15-15:45, room 220
(Dominique; may sometimes be switched with tutorial)
| Practice sessions
|| Tuesdays, 14:15-15:45, room 219 (Dominique / Ehsan)
notes, blackboard photos, practice blackboard photos, videos and exam study guide.
|Contact||Dominique Unruh <<surname> at ut dot ee>|
|2017-09-04 (lecture)||Introduction and motivation.||[video]|
|2017-09-11 (lecture)||Mathematics of single qubits.||[video]|
|2017-09-12 (practice)||Small exercises with single qubits.|
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.
reading may be suggested during the
course. See the "further reading" paragraphs in the lecture notes.