I am about to complete my undergraduate studies and am trying to investigate some areas I might like to study in postgrad.

I have read some very interesting things about the application of quantum complexity theory to theoretical physics. However I have been struggling to find any good resources on the topic.

Already I have struggled to find any good books on information theory applied to theoretical physics* so I am hoping maybe I'll have more luck here.

In your recommendations please indicate the mathematical prerequisites to the book, what topics it covers, and how focused it is on theoretical physics (because I know many focus on quantum computing).

Quantum complexity that err more on the computing side would still be appreciated, but a theoretical physics approach would be ideal.

*What are good books covering information theoretic approaches to theoretical physics?


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  • $\begingroup$ Scott Aaronson's "Quantum Computing Since Democritus" is a must-read. $\endgroup$ – d_b Dec 28 '18 at 7:08

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