Credits: 3

Schedule: 25.02.2020 - 02.04.2020

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Lecturer: Doc. Sorin Paraoanu,,

+ 358 50 344 2650

Rm. 174a Nanotalo

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is held by the staff or by visiting scientists. The topics of the course change every year. Includes for example:

Quantum Technologies (3 cr), IV (Spring 2019, 2020), Gheorghe-Sorin Paraoanu 


Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

Prerequisites: B.Sc.-level quantum physics and solid-state physics. The students should have a clear understanding of concepts such as energy levels and energy bands, Dirac formalism, and what happens when electromagnetic fields interact with matter. Nice to know: any advanced topics and methods in quantum field theory, quantum optics, superconductivity, quantum information.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Each lecture has an exercise session. Students are expected to solve the problems and present the solutions. There is a final exam at the end of the course.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Lectures = 2h /week. Exercise session = 2h /week.  

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Lecture 1: experimental platforms

Lecture 2: quantum computing

Lecture 3: quantum communication

Lecture 4: quantum sensing and metrology

Lecture 5: quantum devices

Lecture 6: commercial applications

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tfy-3.4510 Special Course in Physics

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5, may be graded with pass/fail

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

There are 6 lectures and 6 exercise sessions. There will be 5 assigments (exercises) to be submitted.


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