Entanglement and Decoherence

Foundations and Modern Trends

  • Andreas Buchleitner
  • Carlos Viviescas
  • Markus Tiersch

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 768)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. A. Uhlmann, B. Crell
    Pages 1-60
  3. F. Mintert, C. Viviescas, A. Buchleitner
    Pages 61-86
  4. L.H. Kauffman, S.J. Lomonaco Jr.
    Pages 87-156
  5. A.M. Ozorio de Almeida
    Pages 157-219
  6. K. Hornberger
    Pages 221-276
  7. C.A. Müller
    Pages 277-314
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


Entanglement and (de-)coherence arguably define the central issues of concern in present day quantum information theory. Entanglement being a consequence of the quantum mechanical superposition principle for composite systems, a better understanding of the environment-induced destruction of coherent superposition states is required to devise novel strategies for harvesting quantum interference phenomena.

The present book collects a series of advanced lectures on the theoretical foundations of this active research field, from mathematical aspects underlying quantum topology to mesoscopic transport theory.

All lectures start out from an elementary level and proceed along a steep learning curve. This makes the material particularly suitable for student seminars on the more fundamental theoretical aspects of quantum information, and equally useful as supplementary reading for advanced lectures on this topic.


decoherence entanglement states information theory quantum computation quantum topology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Buchleitner
    • 1
  • Carlos Viviescas
    • 2
  • Markus Tiersch
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. PhysikUniv. FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Depto. FísicaUniversidad Nacional ColombiaColombia

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