Background information on quantum computing

  Quantum information is a highly interdisciplinary research field. Copyright: © N. Hanacek/NIST

Quantum information is a highly interdisciplinary research field.


External Links

  • The engineering challenges in quantum computing

    Review paper on quantum computing, including the challenges to overcome for realizing a quantum computer. A good entry point for a compact and broad overview. 

  • Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond

    Easy-to-read review paper by John Preskill (Caltech) on the potential applications of quantum algorithms in the short and middle term. A balanced presentation of promises and limitations of quantum computing.    

  • Quantum computers | David DiVincenzo | TEDxEutropolis 2013 (Video)

    Non-expert introductory talk by David DiVincenzo

  • IDEA League Quantum Information Processing School 2015 (Video)

    Set of lectures from the "IDEA League Quantum Information Processing School" (2015).

    David DiVincenzo, "Basics of Quantum Information"

    Renato Renner (ETH Zürich), "Quantum Thermodynamics"

    Hendrik Bluhm, "Introduction to solid-state qubits"

    Fabian Hassler, "Topological Quantum Computing"

    Barbara Terhal, "Quantum error correction"

    Stephanie Wehner (TU Delft), "Entropies, randomness and cryptography"

  • Entwicklungsstand Quantencomputer

    Study commissioned in 2017 by the Federal Office of Information Security (BSI), to represent the state of affairs in the physical implementation of quantum computing, as well as in quantum algorithms algorithms and application in cryptanalysis. Authors: Frank K. Wilhelm (Saarland University), et al.  The study is in English.