John Hutchinson

Emeritus Professor

QUANTUM FOUNDATIONS & QUANTUM COMPUTATION SEMINAR

A series of lectures on the foundations of quantum mechanics suitable if you have some knowledge of finite dimensional complex inner product spaces. Primarily C^n (i.e.  n-tuples of complex numbers), hermitian and unitary matrices/operators in this setting. Faculty, grad students or third year/honours mathematics students would be fine.

The background is also covered in the Appendices to the Notes, see below.

Versions of the Notes:  They are being regularly updated, so are both draft and incomplete!

28/3/19

Meetings  Seminar room 1.33, Hanna Neumann Building 145, ANU.  3-5pm Fridays.

22/3/19  Overview.  Chapter 1 of Notes

5/4/19  State space and measurement postulates.  Chapter 2.1, 2.2 

12/5/19  Noncommutative probability.  Scott Morrison speaking.

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