Contact Information


Department of Physics Sharif University of Technology P. O. Box: 11155-9161 Tehran, Iran


vahid AT

Office Tel:

+98 21 66164524

Cell Phone:

+98 912 2972504

Description of the course

    This is the first part of a two semester course on quantum computation (Fall semester of 1395) and quantum information (Spring semester of 1396) taught be me in Sharif University of Technology. It is open to all Phd and MS students from departments of physics, mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering. Only in rare cases undergraduate students can enroll in this course. At the end of the course, the student is supposed to be able to follow the the existing literature on the subject and prepare him or herself for doing original research.


    Knowledge with basic principles of quantum mechanics is absolutely necessary. Those who have not taken a course in quantum mechanics, can first go through the lecture notes of quantum mechanics. Our emphasis in the class will be on problem solving so the students are required to stuy a great deal on their own.

Sources for your study

    I will use various sources, books, review articles and lecture notes. Some of them are as follows:

  • Each time I teach the course, I update the content of the lecture notes. The old webpage is available here:
  • Quantum Computation and Information; Nielsen and Chuang, Cambridge University Press,
  • Lectures on Quantum Computation; John Preskill,
  • Lectures on Quantum Information, edited by Dagmar Bruß and Gerd Leuchs, (John Wiely 2007) which is a collection of very good pedagogical articles on various topics.

Important Notes:

    After each lecture I upload a pdf file in Persian which contains the main topic covered in the class and a set of problems. There will be two midterms + one final exam. Your success in these exams essentially hinges on solving these problems. Note that the lecture notes are in the form of preliminary drafts and require a lot of expansions and polishing. Hence they are not a substitute for your own study from books which you may find appropriate.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday 4 Aban 1391: First Mid-Term Exam: Grades
  • Thursday 16 Azar 1391: Second Mid-Term Exam: Grades
  • Thursday 28 Day 1391: Final Exam.

Lecture notes: