6.S979 Quantum Nonlocality

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Graduate Level
Units: 3-0-9
Prerequisites: 2.111, 8.371, or equivalent
Instructor:  Prof. Anand Natarajan
Schedule: Lectures MW2-3:30
 
Description
 
Explores the phenomenon of nonlocality, one of the unique features distinguishing quantum mechanics from classical physics, and its applications to quantum (and classical) computation. Topics include Bell inequalities, hidden variable theories and contextuality, the convex geometry of quantum correlations, nonlocal games and interactive proofs, and applications of super-quantum correlations to classical cryptography. Will assume basic knowledge of quantum computing (states, measurements, and quantum circuits) at the level of 2.111.