Introduction to quantum computing (CMSC457/PHYS457, Spring 2019)


Quantum computers have the potential to efficiently solve certain problems that are intractable for ordinary, classical computers. This course will explore the concept of a quantum computer, including algorithms that outperform classical computation and methods for performing quantum computation reliably in the presence of noise. As this is a multidisciplinary subject, the course will cover basic concepts in theoretical computer science and physics in addition to introducing core quantum computing topics. No previous background in quantum mechanics is required.