Teaching 2021


Course information on Moodle

It's a relatively new idea to exploit the laws of quantum mechanics to target hard computational problems. It has impact on physics, chemistry, computer science, math and many more disciplines because quantum computers, in principle, can outperform classical computers. Furthermore, quantum information represents a post-Moore paradigm, because Moore's scaling law will saturate during the next few years limited by fundamental laws of physics. Although useful quantum computers are still far outside reach, small toy versions are already demonstrated in experiment. Actually, IBM offers some of their chips as open access in the cloud. This lecture's goal is to give a broad overview on the main concepts and applications on the field of quantum information.

Lecturer: Frank Wilhelm-Mauch
Assistants: Jurek Frey, Yannik Weber, Marco Schumann, Alexander Simm
Host institution: Universität des Saarlandes


Course information on Moodle

In this course we introduce the basic concepts underlying the development of quantum field theory, and then present the theory for spin zero and spin one particles. Details include quantisation, and spontaneous symmetry breaking. The course might touch on spin one half particles, depending on progress.

Lecturer: Dr. David Edward Bruschi
Assistant: Ashutosh Mishra
Time:  to be determined
Host institution: Universität des Saarlandes
Location: virtual

The course will take place at: https://jitsi.lusi.uni-sb.de/QFT
UserID and password are provided upon request or via Moodle.

Material: Quantum Field Theory at https://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~mark/ms-qft-DRAFT.pdf

Notes: ACHTUNG! Due to the pandemic situation and closure of the university, a combination of Microsoft teams and other software will be used to present the lectures.

Last Modified: 08.01.2023