Quantum Information Theory
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Quantum Information Theory (QIT) is an exciting, young field which lies at the intersection of
Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. It was born out of Classical Information Theory,
which is the mathematical theory of acquisition, storage, transmission and processing of information.
QIT is the study of how these tasks can be accomplished, using quantum-mechanical
systems. The underlying quantum mechanics leads to some distinctively new features which
Quantum Error Correction
Andrew M. Steane
Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford OX1 3PU, England.
This is the text of a contribution I made to ``Dark matter in cosmology, quantum measurements and experimental gravitation,'' Proc. XXXIst Recontres de Moriond, January 1996. For further references, see our publications list .