Quantum information science

Information and Communication Science and Technology is built on an edifice of binary numbers and Boolean logic and provides us with digital communication and computation that are so important for our society. Quantum information marries the weird and wonderful aspects of quantum theory with communication and computation, which could make some computational problems solvable that aren't with existing computers and could provide perfectly secure communication. We will discuss what makes quantum theory so important for information and communication, understand what important accomplishments are within reach, and see simulations of how quantum information is performed in the laboratory.