TEACHER
Prof. Claudio Carmeli (University of Genova)
Prof. Claudio Carmeli (University of Genova)
DECSCRIPTION
The common thread of the lectures is a collection of impossible machines that have stimulated the research in quantum information. Using group representation theory, we review some approximate realizations of such machines. For instance, the nocloning theorem prohibits the existence of a universal cloning machine, and the question is then what kind of approximate cloning machines are possible. The necessary group theoretical background with an introduction to the representation theory of finite groups and SU(2) will be provided.
The common thread of the lectures is a collection of impossible machines that have stimulated the research in quantum information. Using group representation theory, we review some approximate realizations of such machines. For instance, the nocloning theorem prohibits the existence of a universal cloning machine, and the question is then what kind of approximate cloning machines are possible. The necessary group theoretical background with an introduction to the representation theory of finite groups and SU(2) will be provided.
LECTURES

LOCATION: seminar room 314, Quantum 3rd floor. TIME: 10:15  12:00 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 No registration is needed. Just come to the first lecture.
 Recommended prequisites: basic knowledge of linear algebra, group theory (e.g. Algebran peruskurssi 1) and quantum mechanics (e.g. Quantum Mechanics 1)
 You can get 1 study point from this minicourse. This requires an attendance to the lectures and one page of written summary of the main points of the course. More information will be given in the first lecture.
 Contact person: Teiko Heinosaari (firstname.lastname@utu.fi)