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Graduate courses in quantum theory offered

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Graduate courses in quantum theory offered

The MIT Physics department offers two semesters of graduate courses in quantum theory (8.321 and 8.322). This year, in an effort endorsed by the iQuISE IGERT program, Prof. Leonid Levitov, an iQuISE IGERT faculty member, extended coverage of topics relevant for Quantum Information, which was rudimentary before and now has become substantial. These courses now include discussions of entanglement (relative, absolute, von Neumann's), various ways to measure it in solid-state, atomic and optical experiments, Wheeler's delayed choice experiments, various realizations of qubits and quantum algorithms. Motivated by this material, several students picked their term paper topics in the areas related to quantum information processing.