MATH-646 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Hongler Clément, Persson Ulf David

Language: English


Every year


Quantum computing has received wide-spread attention lately due the possibility of a near-term breakthrough of quantum supremacy. This course acts as an introduction to the area of quantum computing. After the course, the students will have an basic understanding of quantum algorithms.



The conditions to get credits is to attend at least 75% of the lectures and give one lecture (or more depending on the nr of participating students).


Quantum computing, linear algebra, quantum mechanics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

The students should have a solid understanding of basic linear algebra concepts such as inner products, outer products, Kronecker products, the spectral theorem, orthogonal projectors.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of quantum mechanics, measurements, and quantum algorithms.



The lecture will closely follow the book An Introduction to Quantum Computing by Phillip Kaye, Raymond Laflamme, and Michele Mosca. Other reseources include the lecture notes of Lin Lin (

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Number of places: 18
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Reading group in quantum computing
  • Lecture: 28 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 28 Hour(s)

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