Quantum Internet and Quantum Metrology

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UNM Physics and Astronomy, Summer 2023 course

Organized by the Center for Quantum Information and Control

Course coordinators

  • Tzula Propp
    Email: tzpropp@unm.edu
    Office: PAIS 2522
  • Office Hours:
    May 31st – June 21st, Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:50pm in PAIS 2522
    July 12th – August 2nd, time-zone dependent and TBD, probably Wednesdays still.
  • Marco Rodriguez
    Email: gateishion2@unm.edu
    Office: PAIS 2556
  • Office Hours:
    May 31st – August 2nd, Thursdays 4:00pm-6:50pm in PAIS 2556

Course duration

Day and Time Location Zoom Link
Thursday (Apr 27 and May 4) 3:30pm-4:30pm PAIS 2540 https://unm.zoom.us/j/95511018285
Weds. (May 31, Jun 7, Jun 14) 3:00pm-4:00pm PAIS 2540 https://unm.zoom.us/j/96260572464
Friday (Jun 16) 3:00pm-4:00pm PAIS 2540 https://unm.zoom.us/j/96260572464
Wednesdays (Jun 28 - Ago 2) 3:00pm-4:00pm PAIS 2540 https://unm.zoom.us/j/93091757450

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Course prerequisites

This course assumes familiarity with quantum mechanics at the level of Physics 521-522.


Participants are required to read the materials assigned for each session in advance, and to participate in the group discussions during each session. Additionally, participants should be willing to present the assigned material.

Teach-Along-Tract: In parallel with the sessions, students are encouraged to work with Tzula to experiment with science of learning tools in their lectures. Emphasis will be on promoting metacognition (guides-sub-pages/metacognition/) and utilizing classroom activities (classroom-activities-from-the-science-literacy-program), as well as helping presenters’ access their creativity and feel empowered to develop their own teaching tools and techniques!

General course information

This 11-week course offers a comprehensive exploration of topics related to quantum internet and quantum parameter estimation. The first half of the course (sessions 1-6) will focus on the fundamental principles necessary to understand the development of quantum internet technology, including distributed quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum key distribution. The second half of the course (sessions 7-11) will delve into topics related to quantum parameter estimation theory from the mathematical foundations to the applications, including quatum sensing and quantum metrology.

The course sessions will be held every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm Mountain Daylight Time and will be conducted in a hybrid format, with both in-person attendance at PAIS room 2540 and virtual attendance using Zoom:

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