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 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 and Schur 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 
Problem set 1 (due October 5)  
Problem set 2 (due


Problem set 3 (due November 16)  
Problem set 4 (due December 5) 
Solutions to problem set 1 
[PDF]

Solutions to problem set 2 
[PDF]

Project handout [PDF]