This book explains quantum information, the science at the basis of the new quantum revolution of this century. Aimed at students who are about to begin a master's program or their graduate studies, it teaches the reader to build and program a quantum computer and leverage its potential.
- Comprehensive exposition of concepts
- Many figures to aid understanding, especially of more advanced concepts
- Features discussion of superconducting qubits
- Jointly written by an experimentalist and a theoretician
About the Author(s)
Riccardo Manenti, Senior Quantum Engineer, Rigetti Computing, and Mario Motta, Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center
Riccardo Manenti earned his DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2017 with a thesis investigating the coupling between a superconducting qubit and a mechanical oscillator based on surface acoustic waves. His research contributed to the formation of a new research field, now called circuit quantum acousto-dynamics. He is currently a Senior Quantum Engineer at Rigetti Computing, a quantum computing company based in Berkeley, California.
Mario Motta earned his Ph.D. at the University of Milano in 2015 with a thesis on quantum Monte Carlo simulation of fermionic systems. After postdoctoral positions at the College of William and Mary and the California Institute of Technology, he became a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center in 2019.
"Manenti and Motta provide a tour-de-force of quantum information science. This is the first textbook that I have seen that comprehensively begins with mathematics, moves on to quantum physics, and via quantum algorithms ends up in the discussion of hardware implementations. With detailed explanations, modern references, and further reading tips this book is poised to become one of the classics in every quantum information scientist's bookshelf" - Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science, University of Toronto and Scientific Advisor, Zapata Computing
"Manenti and Motta have navigated the vast field of quantum information science to create a well-rounded and accessible textbook. Though the subject is too broad to be covered in its entirety, the authors have carefully selected key topics and provide clear explanations including advanced topics on quantum simulation and superconducting devices. This is an excellent resource for anyone starting a career in this field." - Jay Gambetta, IBM Fellow and Vice President of IBM Quantum
"The text 'Quantum Information Science' is an admirable attempt by these two authors, a theorist and an experimentalist in the quantum information field, to guide readers from the very basics to the frontiers of research. The unusual breadth of topics ensures that every reader will learn something new and the inclusion of a large number of problems with detailed solutions means that this work is suitable for instructional use in graduate classes. A much needed and unique tour-de-force." - Garnet Kin-Lic Chan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, Caltech
"Manenti and Motta have made a great effort to introduce the basic concepts in the rapidly growing field of quantum information science and technology. With numerous exercises and references, this book will not only be a valuable resource for current students, but also serve as a foundation for the next generation of quantum engineers." - Yasunobu Nakamura, Professor of Quantum Information Physics, University of Tokyo