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Open Quantum Systems
Physics and Energy
Organization logo: Czech Technical University in Prague

About this course

Quantum description of composite subsystems and their subsystems, density operator. Pure and mixed states, entropy. Quantum correlations, entanglement, its basic properties and possible applications. Introduction to theory of generalized quantum measurement, positive operator-valued measure, physical realizations. Quantum operations, general description of state changes, superoperator theoretical framework, examples of quantum operations. Markovian quantum master equation, quantum dynamical semigroups. Basic models for description of decoherence and thermalization.

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge: Introduction to quantum physics of open systems.

Skills: Application of theory to particular physical situations.

Course requirements

Knowlege of quantum mechanics.



  • Local course code
  • Study load
    ECTS 2
  • Level
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Ing. Novotný Jaroslav Ph.D., doc. Ing. Štefaňák Martin Ph.D.
  • Mode of delivery
    Online - at a specific time
  • Course coordinator
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  • Start date

    19 February 2024

    • End date
      22 September 2024
    • Main language
    • Apply between
      11 Dec and 19 Jan 2024
    Enrolment period closed