Nicolas Macris

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INR 134 (Bâtiment INR)
Station 14
1015 Lausanne

Administrative data


Selected publications


Teaching & PhD


Communication Systems

Computer Science
Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Lecture notes

N-body methods in condensed matter, Lecture notes of the troisième cycle de la physique en Suisse Romande, 160 pp, first version (2002), second revised version (2009), D. Baeriswyl and N. Macris,

Statistical Physics for Communications, Signal Processing, and Computer Science, 364 pp, Lecture notes in progress, doctoral class (2017 edition) N. Macris and R. Urbanke 


Introduction to quantum information processing

Information is processed in physical devices. In the quantum regime the concept of classical bit is replaced by the quantum bit. We introduce quantum principles, and then quantum communications, key distribution, quantum entropy, and spin dynamics. No prior knowledge of quantum physics is required.

Quantum Information Theory and Computation

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Introduction to quantum science and technology

Introduction (2 weeks):
  • Overview of the frontiers of quantum science, technology and applications.
  • Introduction to qubits, quantum states, measurements, evolution. Axiomatic formulation.
  • Illustration with two level systems, Bloch sphere, Spin, its manipulation in magnetic fields. Heisenberg and spin Hamiltonians, eleme

Aspects of quantum science and sustainability

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)