Student's seminar on quantum computing
C. Koch, W. Harneit
Thursday 12h15 (weekly), seminar room T3 (1.3.48)
Summer term 2007, starting April 19th
|Course type :||Theoretical / Experimental seminar|
|Optional:||solid state physics, atoms & molecules, quantum mechanics II (depending on the topic)|
|Credits (2 ECTS) based on :||Active and regular participation and preparation of at least one topic including rehearsal talk, presentation und term paper.|
|Description:||You will benefit from this course in two different ways:
1) you will learn essential scientific skills by giving a talk in front of your colleagues about a contemporary scientific topic (and writing a term paper).
2) you will learn a lot of exciting physics.
Don't underestimate the first task! You first have to get a grasp of your topic by reading a lot of stuff that will be hard to understand on first sight. Then, you have to decide on what you want to present and how you're going to present it. Then, you have to prepare slides in powerpoint or TeX (which for at least some students is entirely new). A week before your special day, you are given the opportunity to rehearse your talk in front of the supervisors, so that your talk will be a success. Finally, a write-up (~10-15 pages) of your topic is required to get the "Schein". This constitutes a very good preparation for your thesis work at the end of your studies.
In exchange of all that hard work, you will learn the theoretical framework necessary to understand and discuss physical implementation concepts and current experimental studies in the field of quantum computing. This includes atom and ion traps, nuclear and electron spin quantum computers, quantum dots and superconductors.
(available in a special corner of the library, ask the librarian)