ELEC 660 - QUANTUM INFO
Long Title: QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: This is a graduate seminar course on quantum information science and technology. There is currently a world-wide effort to develop technologies based on the principles of quantum mechanics that are expected to revolutionize computation, communication, and sensing. These rapid scientific and technological developments can be viewed as the second quantum revolution. Unlike the first quantum revolution, which occurred during the first few decades of the 20th century and totally changed the way we describe the universe, the second quantum revolution is about controlling individual quantum systems to a much greater extent than before, enabling even more powerful applications of quantum mechanics. Many of these new applications rely on genuinely quantum, nonintuitive concepts such as superposition and entanglement. These concepts are becoming more and more common and important in diverse scientific disciplines beyond physics, including materials science, electrical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. We will review some of the latest published papers on quantum materials, devices, and systems, and their practical applications to quantum technologies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Understanding of undergraduate-level classical and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, and solid state physics.