Quantum Information Theory; Decoherence; Quantum Error Correction; First Experimental Implementations.
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"
"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 and engineering."