I'm an undergraduate student. I have learned something about research. But in my university currently most professors are working on condensed matter physics, a few AMO. I think I really need someone to guide my career because I can't get myself interested in condensed matter experiments (especially those to develop new materials or having seldom to do with the "physics things") for now.

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I am going to give you the same (very good) advice that I received when I asked a similar question a few months ago: don't ask us, ask them.

  1. Find the names of some quantum information theorists.
  2. Send a brief and polite email expressing interest in their research.
  3. Ask them what kind of things you should specialise in, or what type of courses you should take to help you reach your goal.
  4. Don't be surprised if you don't get too many responses; academics are busy people.
  5. Keep trying. If that's the area of research you really want to pursue, go for it. Read some journal articles. Find a good textbook and get stuck in.

Finally (and this is an important one), as Martin said in his answer to my question:

"Quite a lot of people in senior levels in cosmology are interested in cosmology and are glad to find interest in cosmology in other people."

and this applies to quantum information too.

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