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### 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

### General Relativity

### Quantum Aspects of Life