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Spring 2022 Physics UN3084 section 001
Quantum Simulation and Computing Lab
Quantum Simul. & Computin

Call Number 18518
Day & Time
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
307 Uris Hall
Day & Time
F 10:00am-4:00pm
6TH FLR Pupin Laboratories
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sebastian Will
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description The “Quantum Simulation and Computing Lab” will give students hands-on experience in quantum optics, quantum simulation and quantum computing. The course combines lectures, tutorials, and two lab sections. In one lab section, students will do experiments with entangled photons. In the second lab section, students will program quantum computers and run algorithms on them using the IBM Qiskit platform. The course starts with a recap of linear algebra and quantum mechanics, followed by an introduction to quantum optics and quantum information. Two-level systems, Bloch sphere, quantum gates, and elementary quantum algorithms will be discussed. Quantum teleportation and quantum key distribution will be introduced as applications of entanglement. The lecture content will be directly applied in experiments with entangled photons. In the following, state-of-the-art quantum algorithms will be discussed, related to cutting-edge research results in quantum computing. This includes quantum Fourier transform, quantum simulation of the Schroedinger equation, and the variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithm. During the course students will do one experimental project with entangled photons and one quantum programming project. Students will be guided to implement a quantum algorithm of their choice and run it on a quantum computer (IBM, IonQ, QuEra).
Web Site Vergil
Department Physics
Enrollment 18 students (24 max) as of 5:34PM Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Subject Physics
Number UN3084
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221PHYS3084W001

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