The first exam will be at Thu 25.07.19 from 9am-12am and takes place at the physics lecture hall (Großer Hörsaal Physik) in building C6.4.
(starts April 11th
Attention: In order to be able to work out the programming assignments, please sign up for a (free) account here: quantumexperience.ng.bluemix.net
Tutorial: On request Thursday 14:15 - 15:45 Uhr Geb. E2 6 Room 1.06 (Next tutorial July 4th)
Corrected version: In exercise 2 you are supposed to construct a circuit using only CNOTs AND SINGLE-QUBIT ROTATIONS. Due to the holiday on next Thursday, the submission is postponed to Friday, 21th June, 10 am (not later). Please put them in the lecturer's letter box in the ground flour of building E2.6.
(Corrected version: In exercise 1 part b) i) we are looking for a constraint on A and B such that no energies are negative (which means that the ground state energy is 0 if cliques exist). Also, in exercise 3 a) you need to compute the commutator.)
Turn in Coding exercise:
For the coding assignments, we will use Qiskit (https://qiskit.org/)
and Jupyter Notebooks (https://jupyter.org/).
1) You can either install qiskit on your personal computer following
If you have already python and pip installed, you can use:
pip install packagename
to install the packages:
2) Use the CIP-Pool, where everything will be installed. If you don't
have access already, you can get it here:
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Theoretische Physik, Universität des Saarlandes, Raum 4.06, Tel. 302 3960, firstname.lastname@example.org
It's a relatively new idea to exploit the laws of quantum mechanics to
target hard computational problems. It has impact on physics, chemistry,
computer science, math and many more disciplines because quantum
computers, in principle, can outperform classical computers.
Furthermore, quantum information represents a post-Moore paradigm,
because Moore's scaling law will saturate during the next few years
limited by fundamental laws of physics. Although useful quantum
computers are still far outside reach, small toy versions are already
demonstrated in experiment. Actually, IBM offers some of their chips as
open access in the cloud. This lecture's goal is to give a broad
overview on the main concepts and applications on the field of quantum
II. LITERATURE Einführungen in die Quanteninformation entwickelt sich zu einem etablierten Lehrgebiet, insofern gibt es eine Reihe brauchbarer Lehrbücher. Weite Teile der Vorlesung basieren auf P. Kaye, R. Laflamme, und M. Mosca, AnIntroduction to Quantum Computing (Oxford University Press, 2007). Andere Bücher, die ich gelegentlich verwende sind
The lecture covers 3+1 SWS which delivers a credit of 5 CP. It's
necessary to reach at least 50% of the points in the assignments which
cover a theory and a coding part (including coding on IBM Q) to get the
permission to do the final exam. If the number of students is less than
10, this exam will be oral, otherwise it will be written. The lecture
will be taught in English. No prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is
required, but we expect some background in linear algebra. We offer an
extra quantum mechanics tutorial for computer science students.
IV. CONTACT Feel free to ask questions to email@example.com