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Lectures on Topological Codes and Quantum Computation

A short introductory lecture course on Topological Codes and Quantum Computation delivered at the University of Innsbruck in May and June 2014.

The syllabus, lecture notes and problem sheets will be available as attachments to this page.

This page can be accessed via the short-url: bit.do/topological


Lecture Schedule (To be confirmed)

Tuesday, May 13              IQOQI                      10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday, May 14         ITP SR 2/36             10:00 – 12:00

Monday, May 19               IQOQI                       14:30 – 16:30

Monday, May 26               IQOQI                       14:00 – 16:00     Please note earlier start time

Wednesday, May 28         ITP SR 2/36              10:00 – 12:00

Monday, June 2                IQOQI                       14:30 – 16:30

Wednesday, June 4          ITP SR 2/36              10:00 – 12:00

Tuesday, June 10             IQOQI                       10:00 – 12:00      Since Monday is a holiday



Syllabus (updated)

Lecture notes

Part 1 - Quantum Error Correction and The Stabilizer Formalism (Revision)
Part 2 - The Toric Code
Part 3 - Elements of Topology and Homology
Part 4 - Topological Codes from Homology - and introduction of Planar Surface Codes
Part 5 - Elements of Fault Tolerant Quantum Computation with Planar Surface Codes



Problem Sheets

Problem Sheet 1 Stabilizer codes
Problem Sheet 2 The Toric Code: Errors and Decoders
Problem Sheet 3 Topology and Homology

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