ITP Lecture Archive

Quantum Systems for Information Technology: Theory – HS 2012

This is the web page for the theory part of the lecture QSIT: Theory & Experiment. See the complementary web page here.

Lecture: Prof. Matthias Christandl

Monday 10:45-12:30, HCI H8.1   (first four weeks: Monday, 13:45 - 15:30, HCI H8.1)

Exercise Session: Lídia del Rio and Philippe Faist

Monday 15:45-16:30, HCI H8.1

Testat condition: 50% of the exercise series

Lecture notes

The Lecture notes for the first few lectures can be downloaded here. Typos and suggestions should be reported to Lídia.

Official slides for the course:

Part 1

(more to be updated)

Roger Colbeck's lecture notes on QKD.


Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information.  (buy it, borrow it).

Renato Renner and Matthias Christandl, QIT lecture notes.

Other resources

Historic paper by Wiesner, in which he sketches the first scheme for quantum cryptography (and introduces quantum money).

Original scribbles by Schroedinger, in which he discovers entanglement, and is frankly puzzled by it. 

Paper on Entropic Uncertainty Relation:

For videos of talks on quantum information, check out qutube

Semester/Master Projects

Students that are interested in semester or master projects in the topic of quantum information theory are welcome to attend the presentation of possible topics on Dec 11, 2012 at 15:30 in front of Prof. Renner's and Prof. Christandl's offices, at HIT 41.2. This meeting is announced on and any updates will be posted there.

Exercise series

Tips for Exercises

Solution Sheets