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A second-quantised Shannon theory

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Shannon's theory of information laid the groundwork for the rapid developments in information and communications technologies over the last century. Yet, it assumed that information carriers were described by the laws of classical physics, whilst at the most fundamental level, nature obeys the laws of quantum physics. Quantum Shannon theory, which describes information carriers as quantum states, has led to a new era of possibilities, such as perfectly secure cryptography without pre-estab...

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MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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ORCID:
0000-0002-1339-0656
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Kristjánsson, H
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EP/R513295/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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