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This website will be updated with more information in due course. In the meantime, here is some preliminary information.

**Time:**Spring term 2022**Instructors:**Roy Araiza, Felix Leditzky**Topics:**To be determined, but likely one of the following.- stabilizer formalism, graph states
- semidefinite programming techniques in quantum information

**Prerequisites:**Linear algebra

Some basics from graph theory, group theory, or convex analysis/optimization could be helpful, but are not strictly necessary.

One of the main goals of the IGL project is to learn the basics of quantum information theory through hands-on experience with (some aspects of) current research topics. At the beginning of the term, Roy and I (Felix) will give some introductory lectures on the basics of quantum information theory. In addition, it might be useful to read parts of the resources listed below, which all provide introductions to quantum information theory.

### Useful resources for an introduction to quantum information theory

- Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory, lecture notes by Robert Griffiths, Carnegie Mellon University
- Quantum computation, lecture notes by John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
- Chapters 1-3 in From Classical to Quantum Shannon Theory, textbook by Mark M. Wilde, Louisiana State University

Feel free to contact us at **{raraiza,leditzky}@illinois.edu** if you have any questions!