67596 Introduction to Quantum Computation

Lecturer: Prof. Michael Ben-Or

Over the past decade a new field called "Quantum Computation" has emerged and has become one of the most revolutionary and interesting areas of science today. The essence of this field is the understanding that quantum physics based physical systems will be able to perform calculations operations and information processing at unprecedent speeds compared to existing "normal" computers. The course will go over important theoretical developments of the field, including fast quantum algorithms of factorization and finding a needle in a haystack, quantum error correction, quantum cryptography information and more. The material covered will touch some mathematics and physics subjects but no prior knowledge of these shall be needed.

2nd semester