## ELE 538B: Quantum Information TheoryProf. Paul Cuff, Princeton University, Fall Semester 2014-15.
## Course DescriptionInformation theory addresses the fundamental mathematical limits of communication (error correction), compression, and security, built upon probability theory. This material brings quantum mechanics into the picture to derive the mathematical limits of information processing in the physical world. This includes error correction encoding for preserving a quantum state, secret key agreement via quantum channels, etc. This course builds quantum information theory from the ground up, connecting it to classical informaiton theory at each step of the way. No prior expertise is assumed. Prerequisites: comfortable with probability and linear algebra ## Topics
## Teaching Staff## InstructorProf. Paul Cuff ## Time and Location## LecturesRoom: Friend Center 111 ## TextWe will follow this textbook in the lectures and use it for reading and assignments: Quantum Information Theory, Mark Wilde. (available online here) ## Optional ResourcesAnother information theory resource is the popular text by Cover and Thomas: ## BlackboardBlackboard will not be used for this course. |