In the seminar Quantum Computing the following topics will be covered:
• A short introduction to logic
• An introduction to quantum mechanics
• An introduction to quantum information theory
• Presentation of some quantum algorithms
• Descriptions of some physical realizations of quantum computers
All of these topics can be found in the book Quantum computation and quantum information, by Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang. The participants of the seminar are recommended to obtain a copy of this book prior to participating.
INSTRUCTOR: GEORGE ANDROULAKIS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
George obtained his Ph.D. from the Mathematics Department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. He has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Texas A&M University and a visiting position at Georgia Tech. He is an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. He has worked in several areas of mathematics and he enjoys working with graduate students. His current research interests include quantum mechanics and quantum information theory. His detailed curriculum vitae, research activities and contact information can be viewed in http://people.math.sc.edu/androula. Perspective participants can email him directly with any questions about the seminar.