Quantum Information Theory; Decoherence; Quantum Error Correction; First Experimental Implementations.
"The book by Benenti, Casati and Strini is an excellent
introduction to the fascinating field of quantum computation and
information. The reader is gently introduced to this field starting
from the basics in computation and quantum mechanics to the more
advanced topics of quantum computation of dynamical systems. The
book is written in a very clear way, accessible both to
undergraduate and graduate students in physics, computer science
The authors have not only considered the students and young researchers in their field, but, without explicitly saying so and with great tact, they have also thought of professors in other fields, who desperately try to keep up-to-date and to understand the formidably concise and technical articles which appear in Physical Review Letters, Nature and Science These two volumes, which I recommend to all colleagues in the aforementioned situation, take us back to the solid ground of sound quantum mechanics. -- II Nuovo Saggiatore "II Nuovo Saggiatore"