141.296 Journal Club Quant-Ph
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to parse the newly-published literature to distinguish papers which are worth reading from ones which are not. They can read scientific publications to extract the useful information from them for their own research, and identify when it may be useful for others. Students can summarise the content of a scientific paper to others, they can appraise a paper's validity, accuracy, utility, and overall quality, and argue for the quality or lack of quality of a particular publication to others.

Subject of course

Quantum physics, in particular: -Quantum information, including entanglement theory, continuous variables, quantum cryptography -Quantum thermodynamics, including thermodynamic costs, eigenstate thermalisation, thermometry -Quantum foundations, including Bell's theorem, quantum reference frames, measurement paradoxes

Teaching methods

At the meeting, the lecturers will present papers they found during the week and explain their reasons for bringing them, encouraging the students to do the same.

Mode of examination


Additional information

First meeting Tuesday 10th October, Atominstitut ZE Building

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

How it works: each week all participants will search through journals and arXiv and select a number of new papers to share with the group. The links to these papers will be provided before the start of the session. Papers should be selected for relevance to the Quantum Information and Thermodynamics group as a whole, and to specific individual members of the group wherever possible. During the session, participants who brought papers will spend approximately three to five minutes explaining each paper briefly, answering queries about it, and justifying why it should be read by at least one other member of the group due to its relevance to their reseach. It is expected that approximately everyone will have at least one small contribution each week. Participants are encouraged to describe the papers with brevity and conciseness in mind, without sacrificing accuracy. Participants are not expected to be able to answer in-depth questions about the papers that would require extensive reading.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 461 Technical Physics Elective
810 FW Elective Courses - Technical Physics Elective


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