Lectures and Lecture Notes

Interested in learning about quantum information science?

Yale Quantum Institute and Yale College

Friday, July 17, 2020

If you are interested in a gentle introduction to quantum information science for beginning undergraduate students, you may wish to view some of the videos available under the videos link in the main menu of this website.  You may also want study the lecture notes from my first-year undergraduate class Physics 261.  (Link to the pdf file is at the bottom of this page.)

Another useful resource is the online textbook developed for Qiskit:


You can begin programming quantum computers even without learning the Qiskit language, just using a graphical interface:


Students in P261 did their quantum programming assignments on this system.

Once you have some more expertise, you may be interested in my lectures on the current grand challenge in the field: quantum error correction and fault-tolerance
If you are a beginner you may want to first watch this video on a basic introduction to quantum error correction.

The Yale Quantum Institute website is here: https://quantuminstitute.yale.edu/

Circuit QED: Quantum Optics and Quantum Computation with Electrical Circuits

Seventh Arnold Sommerfeld Lecture Series

Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen

Sunday, December 6, 2009