### Quantum Computing

- The Basics

Covered in many meetings over the last year

References: The “Old Notes” - Quantum Teleportation

Tina presented this (for the 2nd time) on 21 May 2017

References: The “Old Notes” – Starting on page 61. - The Density Matrix, Measuring Entanglement

Meetings: 11 Dec 2016, 12 Feb 2017, 26 Feb 2017

References: The “New Notes”

- Grover’s Algorithm

Meeting on 9 April 2017

References: Emma Strubell’s Notes – Starting on page 20. - Superdense Coding

(Tentatively scheduled for 20 Aug 17)

References: Nielsen and Chuang – Starting on page 97. - (TBD) The Mach-Zehnder interferometer and its relationship to quantum circuits

### Quantum Mechanics

- Basic facts about the Schrödinger equation

Covered on 9 July 2017

References: Any quantum mechanics textbook. - The transition from discrete to continuous vector spaces

Meeting on 23 July 2017

References: (None so far, unfortunately.) - Some basic solutions to the Schrödinger equation
- (TBD) Infinite Well
- (TBD) Finite Step
- (TBD) Review of the Classical Oscillator
- (TBD) Harmonic Oscillator

- (1st introduction to) Interpretations of Quantum Theory
- (TBD) The “textbook” interpretation
- (TBD) Problems:

– The ontological status of the quantum state

– The measurement problem

– The “locality” debate - Interpretations

– (TBD) Everett

– (TBD) Pilot Wave (de Broglie / Bohm)

– (TBD) The “no interpretation” interpretation

– (TBD) Others

### Weird quantum scenarios

- (TBD) The Zeno and Inverse Zeno effects
- (TBD) The Delayed Choice experiment
- (TBD) The Elitzur–Vaidman bomb tester
- (TBD) The Double Slit experiment

### Special Relativity

- 11 June 2017: Special Relativity #1
- 18 June 2017: Special Relativity #2
- (Tentatively scheduled for 13 Aug 2017) Special Relativity #3

### General Relativity

- 04 June 2017: General Relativity #1

### Quantum Aspects of Life

- 28 May 2017: Jonathan did Quantum Photosynthesis

– References: photosynthesis.pptx - Also, see: resources/quantum-aspects-of-life