Lectures: | Tuesday and Thursday 10 – 11:20 in QNC 1201 |

Instructor: | John Watrous (Office hours Monday 10–11, Tuesday 1–2 in QNC 3312.) |

TA: | Dan Puzzuoli (Office hours Wednesday 4–5 in QNC 4201.) |

Lectures: | Tuesday and Thursday 10 – 11:20 in QNC 1201 |

Instructor: | John Watrous (Office hours Monday 10–11, Tuesday 1–2 in QNC 3312.) |

TA: | Dan Puzzuoli (Office hours Wednesday 4–5 in QNC 4201.) |

Announcements:

- The first assignment has been posted below. Feel free to modify the LaTeX source, which is also linked, in case you choose to typeset your solutions in LaTeX.
- I will not have regular office hours during the week of September 18 due to the Quantum Innovators Workshop, but if you would like to meet please do not hesitate to send me email to set up an appointment.
- The first lecture will be on Thursday, September 7.

The course text will be my book The Theory of Quantum Information [html].

You may also find that the course lecture notes from Fall 2011 [html] to be useful, but please note that we may not follow exactly the same schedule. (You may also find some mistakes in these notes, which I do not bother to correct.)

September 7 | 1. Course overview; registers and states |

September 12 | 2. Reductions and purifications; useful facts about operators |

September 14 | 3. Channels and their representations |

September 19 | No lecture (Quantum Innovators Workshop) |

September 21 | No lecture (Quantum Innovators Workshop) |

September 26 | 4. Characterizations of channels |

September 28 | 5. Measurements |

October 3 | 6. Similarity and distance measures for states |

October 5 | 7. Relationships between fidelity and trace distance; semidefinite programming |

October 10 | No lecture (study day) |

October 12 | 8. Semidefinite programs for optimal measurements |

October 17 | 9. Entropy and source coding |

October 19 | 10. Properties of von Neumann entropy and quantum relative entropy |

October 24 | 11. Joint convexity of quantum relative entropy |

October 26 | 12. Strong subadditivity and Holevo's theorem |

October 31 | 13. Majorization for real vectors and Hermitian operators |

November 2 | 14. Weyl covariant channels |

November 7 | 15. Separability for states |

November 9 | 16. LOCC and separable channels |

November 14 | 17. Nielsen's theorem |

November 16 | 18. Measures of entanglement |

November 21 | 19. PPT states |

November 23 | 20. The completely bounded trace norm |

November 28 | 21. Unitarily invariant measures |

November 30 | 22. Applications of unitarily invariant measures |

Guidelines for the project will be posted here when they are available.