Quantum Error Correction and Fault Tolerance

Course number: QIC 890, cross-listed as CS 867
Instructors: Daniel Gottesman ([email protected]) and Beni Yoshida ([email protected])
Location: Perimeter Institute, room 405 (Bob)
Time: Thursdays 2:00 - 4:50
Term: Winter 2018
Office Hours: by appointment, at Perimeter Institute
Course web page: http://perimeterinstitute.ca/personal/dgottesman/QECC2018

Grading: 70% of the grade will come from problem sets (suitably processed) and 30% from the final project. The final project will consist of a paper and presentation of material from research papers on a topic related to the subject of the class.

Tentative Syllabus

Course Material

The textbook (a work in progress), Surviving as a Quantum Computer in a Classical World, will be available in class. Please send any comments you may have on it to me (DG). Also, please do not distribute copies of the book outside the class.

Final Project

I recommend that students tell one of us the subject of their final project by Mar. 1. Then one of us will discuss with you which research papers (usually 1-3, depending on size) to cover.

Due: March 29, written term paper plus a presentation to the class
Recommended length: about 20 pages
Length of presentation: roughly 20 minutes (subject to change, depending on the number of projects)

Possible paper topics

This is not an exhaustive list. If you want a subject not on this list, let me know and we can discuss if it is acceptable.