Physical Basics of Quantum Computing
This course can be taken as part of a specialization «Quantum Computing: from Basics to the Cutting Edge».
About the course
Quantum information and quantum computations is a new, rapidly developing branch of physics that has arisen from quantum mechanics, mathematical physics and classical information theory. Significant interest in this area is explained by the great prospects that will open upon the implementation of its ideas, capturing almost all areas of human activity related to the transfer, storage and processing of information.
The purpose of this course is to show the basic ideas of quantum informatics, as well as the physical laws and basic mathematical principles. Much attention is paid to such phenomena as quantum entanglement, quantum parallelism, and quantum interference. It is these phenomena that underlie most of the known quantum protocols and algorithms, which are devoted to individual sections of this course. In particular, from the course, students will learn about quantum teleportation, quantum algorithms, quantum error correction and other topics related to the quantum computations theory. As a result of the course, the students will be able to master the modern mathematical apparatus of quantum mechanics used in quantum computations, master the ideas that underlie the most important quantum logic algorithms and protocols for transmitting and processing quantum information, and learn how to solve problems on these topics.
Programme
 Statistical aspects of quantum mechanics.
 Quantum entanglement.
 Classical and quantum logical operations.
 Distinctive features of quantum computations.
 Quantum algorithms.
 Basics of error correction theory.

Kirill Tikhonov
Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, docent at the Department of General Physics1, Quantum Optics Laboratory 
Tatiana Golubeva
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, professor of the Department of General Physics1, Quantum Optics Laboratory 
Evgenii Vashukevich
Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, senior lecturer of the Department of General Physics1, Quantum Optics Laboratory 
Ivan Vybornyi
Graduate student of the Department of General Physics1, Quantum Optics Laboratory
This course is a part of a specialization: