SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

December 21, 2014

Workshop on Quantum Information Geometry and Quantum Computing

May 8 - 17, 2004 (McMaster)
May 18 , 2004 (Fields Institute)

Supported by

Organizers:
Matheus Grasselli (McMaster ), Mary Beth Ruskai (Tufts), Daniel Lidar (Toronto).

Confirmed Participants:

Akio Fujiwara (Osaka)
Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute)
Matheus Grasselli (McMaster )
Anna Jencova (Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Daniel Lidar (Toronto)
Hoi-Kwong Lo (Toronto)
Hiroshi Nagaoka (University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo)
Denes Petz (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Mary Beth Ruskai (Tufts)
Rob Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)

Format:
9 days workshop (invitation only) at McMaster University followed by a one day Open Symposium at the Fields Institute (Symposium schedule).

Overview:
Information Geometry consists of the application of differential geometrical methods to the study of families of probabilities, both classical and quantum, either parametric or nonparametric. Much of the work in its quantum version has been concentrated on manifolds of density operators for both finite and infinite dimensional quantum systems and their associated monotone metrics, alpha connections, quantum entropies and projection theorems.

While quantum information has always been a motivation for the geometric study of quantum state spaces, this activity will bring together leading experts in quantum information geometry with a common interest in the application of geometric techniques to specific problems of quantum computing, such as quantum estimation, quantum channel entropy,quantum noise and entanglement and quantum algorithms. At the same time, it aims to review the existing different trends in order to establish a unified framework for further research into the differential geometric properties of quantum state spaces in general.


Accommodation in Hamilton

Hotel Rate Parking Comments
McMaster University
Mary Keyes Residence
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 24781
Fax: (905) 529-3319
e-mail: confs@mcmaster.ca
Single $62 included Student residence (suites).
Four rooms, two washrooms, and common area in each suite.
Visitor's Inn
649 Main Street West
Tel: (905) 529-6979
Toll-free: 1-800-387-4620
Fax: (905) 529-6979
http://www.visitorsinn.com
Single $87 Double $93 Free Pool, restaurant, 2 km from University
Admiral Inn
149 Dundurn Streeet North
Tel: (905) 529-2311 Toll-free: 866-236-4662
Fax: (905) 529-9100
http://www.admiralinn.com
Single $90 Double $90 Free Restaurant, 4 km from University

McMaster Local Information

McMaster University and the recently renovated James Stewart Centre for Mathematics is located in Hamilton Hall and home of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

The McMaster campus is a 45-minute drive from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Hamilton also has a small airport of its own with regular service to Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and other cities in Canada on Westjet

For Participant flying into Toronto's Pearson Airport, and there is a convenient shuttle service that will bring you directly to Hamilton offered through Airways Transit. The one-way fare is approx. $40 per person. Reservations can be made online at the Airways Transit Website, or by calling (905) 689-4460.

Other transportation options:
Airways Transit shuttle van, one way fare: approx. $40 per person
Symphony Limousine private car, one way fare $85 flat rate. 
Car rental agencies from Toronto (Pearson) Airport

If you are driving, follow these directions to get to campus and then use the campus map. The conference building is Hamilton Hall. See here for current Hamilton weather.

For more information contact: Program Coordinator at Fields gensci(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE)fields.utoronto.ca
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