PHYS4021 Frontiers in Quantum Computation

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Computer Science and Software Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Quantum computation offers the prospect of harnessing nature at a much deeper level than ever before, providing a wealth of new possibilities for information processing, numerical simulation, and secure communication.
Students are able to (1) explain the principles and concepts in quantum information, simulation, and computation; (2) explain quantum bits, quantum logic gates, quantum circuits, and their physical implementation; (3) evaluate quantum algorithms and quantum protocols for information processing, simulation, and communication; (4) communicate effectively through scientific writing and presentation; and (5) work as a team on projects relating to quantum computation.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignements; (2) oral presentation; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jingbo Wang
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Physics
Master of Professional Engineering
Master of Data Science
Honours in Computer Science and Software Engineering
the Honours in Mathematics and Statistics
Honours in Physics
Advisable prior study:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Contact hours
lectures/workshop: 3 x 45 minutes per week
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