Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
 6.050J / 2.110J     Information and Entropy     Spring 2004

Unit 13: Quantum Information


Lecture Monday, May 10, 2004, 1:00 PM
Prof. E. Farhi
Room 2-105
Recitation Wednesday, May 12, 2004, 1:00 PM
Semester review
Room 2-105
Problem Set None  
Final exam Friday, May 21, 2004, 1:30 - 4:30 PM Room 2-105
Closed book except that two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper,
with notes on both sides, are allowed.

Lecture Handouts

Students who for any reason did not receive these items can pick up a copy in Room 38-344. Some of this material is also available on the 6.050J/2.110J Web site

Reading Assignment



Prof. John Preskill teaches a course on quantum information at Caltech. Lecture notes.
Centre for Quantum Computation, University of Oxford.
An extensive set of links to tutorials on quantum information.

One of the most active industrial research groups in quantum information is at IBM Research Yorktown. This was the home of one of the early leaders in the field, the late Rolf Landauer, and younger people including Charles Bennett, who is known for his work on quantum teleportation.



There are already many books and conferences on quantum information, even though the field is new.

Maxwell's Demon in its many forms has captured the imagination of both scientists and the general public.

Help Wanted

6.050J/2.110J students: be the first to suggest a resource, for example a useful Web site or a good book or article, to add to the list above. If your suggestion is accepted by the 6.050J/2.110J staff, you will get a $5 ice-cream gift certificate. Send your suggestion by e-mail during Spring 2004 to 6.050-staff (at)

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