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763635S Quantum information, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 763635S  Validity 01.01.2019 -
Name Quantum information  Abbreviation Quantum informa 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3253 Theoretical Physics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Physics 

Matti Silveri 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



The course is held in the autumn semester, during period 1. It is recommended to complete the course during the MSc phase of studies.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

* understand and apply the central concepts of quantum mechanics such as entanglement, no-cloning theorem, and unitary operations with qubits

* knows how quantum communication and quantum cryptography works through quantum teleportation and BB84 protocols

* knows principles of quantum computation based on quantum mechanical search and simulation algorithms

* knows basics of quantum error correction

* is able to explain what are the modern materials and platforms used to pursuit future quantum technologies and quantum computers


Introduction to quantum mechanical communication, crytography, computation and quantum error correction through elementary algorithms and protocols. Furthermore, the course gives an overview on the modern materials and platforms of quantum technologies.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 26 h, exercises 14 h, group work 10 h, self-study 85 h

Target group 

Advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics. Everyone, who is interested in quantum information.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

The recommended prerequisite is the courses of 763312A/763612S Quantum mechanics I and 763313A/763613S Quantum mechanics II or corresponding knowledge.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final examination.


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

Person responsible 

Matti Silveri

Working life cooperation 

The course does not contain working life cooperation.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Quantum information  Course  Matti Silveri  01.09.20 -15.10.20

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Quantum information exam  Exam  Matti Silveri  28.10.20