CODE  98389 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2021/2022 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  FIS/02 
LANGUAGE  Italian 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  1° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
The course is an introduction to quantum information and computation.
There are no particular prerequisites for the mathematics and physics.
The mathematical tools needed will be introduced during the course.
Theoretical lectures supported by more applicative ones focused on the quantum computers languages (Qiskit by IBM and CIRQ by Google)
1. Physics of computation
1.1 Basic concepts in Informatics: logical gates, universal and reversible logical gates
1.2 Billiard ball and DNA computers
2 Mathematical tools
2.1 Complex numbers, vector space and operations
2.2 Tensor product
2.3 Hermitian operators, eigenvectors and eigenvalues and matrix representation of an operator
3 Introduction to quantum phenomena
3.1 Double slit and light polarization experiments
3.2 Quantum state, quantum superposition and quantum bit (qubit)
3.3 Quantum measurement
3.4 Composite quantum systems and entanglement
3.5 Unitary transformations, logical gates with one and two qubits
3.6 Pauli operators and Bloch sphere representation
4 Introduction to quantum information
4.1 Quantum parallelism, nocloning theorem, superdense coding and quantum teleportation
4.2 Quantum algorithm: Deutch, DeutchJoza, BernsteinVazirani and Simon
5 Quantum cryptography
5.1 Fundamental concepts in classical cryptography: public and private key cryptography
5.2 Quantum cryptography protocols: BB84 and Ekert91
6 Quantum algorithm for the search in a database: (Grover’s algorithm)
6.1 Fundamental concepts in database search algorithms
6.2 Grover’s algorithm
7 Quantum Fourier transform and quantum phase estimation algorithm
7.1 Mathematical tools
7.2 Quantum Fourier transform and quantum phase estimation algorithm
7.3 Applications: quantum counting algorithm
8 HHL algorithm (for linear algebra) and Shor’s algorithm (for integer factorization)
9 Introduction to error correcting codes
9.1 Fundamental concepts in the classical case and differences with the quantum case
9.2 Composite observables and their eigenvalues
9.3 Quantum error correcting codes
10 Algorithm and quantum protocols implementation with the IBM quantum experience
P. Solinas – Notes: “Introduzione all’Informatica quantistica”
M. A. Nielsen e I. L. Chuang "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information", Cambridge University Press (2011)
N. S. Yanofsky e M. A. Mannucci "Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists", Cambridge University Press (2008)
E. G. Rieffel and W. H. Polak "Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction (Scientific and Engineering Computation)"
The MIT Press (2011)
Office hours: Meeting with the students are taken by appointments. Contact: Paolo Solinas, Dipartimento di Fisica, via Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova piano 8, studio S819 telefono: 010 3536260 email: solinas@fisica.unige.it
PAOLO SOLINAS (President)
PIERANTONIO ZANGHI'
ALESSANDRO VERRI (Substitute)
The lectures will start according to the academic calendar
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam is composed by an oral examination and a home assignment.
In home assignment the student will be asked to solve a simple problem by writing a code for a quantum computer and he/she will be asked to write a short report.
Date  Time  Location  Type  Notes 

14/01/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  
31/01/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  
10/06/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  
05/07/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Orale  
15/09/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Orale 