Introduction to Quantum Information Science


This course introduces the basic concepts of Quantum Information Science (QIS). First, we begin by introducing the principles of quantum theory from an QIS perspective. Specifically, we discuss the notion of qubits (quantum bits) and explain concepts such as states, measurements, and time evolution in terms of these systems. As we explore the fundamental concepts of quantum theory, we also examine their implications in QIS. Additionally, we cover various topics in QIS, including Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Communications, Quantum Algorithms, and Quantum Error Correction.


Prerequisites: Physics 264L (Optics and Modern Physics) and Math 216 or Math 218 or Math 221 (Linear Algebra)

Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Cross-Listed As
  • MATH 363
Typically Offered
Spring Only