May 30, 2024

Quantum Information and Quantum Control Conference
July 19- 23, 2004

held at the University of Toronto and the Fields Institute

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Monday, July 19, 2004 Poster Sessions
8:00 - 8:40 Registration (with Coffee and Refreshments)
8:40 - 8:45 Barbara Keyfitz, Director, The Fields Institute
Welcome and Introduction
8:45 - 9:00 Peter Shor, MIT
Chair's Remarks
9:00 - 9:50 Keynote
Charles Bennett, IBM
Back Communication and Forward Capacities of Quantum Channels
9:50-10:30 David DiVincenzo, IBM Research
Control and decoherence in Josephson junction qubits
10:30-10:55 Coffee Break
10:55-11:35 Richard Cleve, University of Calgary
Consequences and Limits of Nonlocal Strategies
11:35-12:15 Ari Mizel, Penn State University
Teleportation in ground state quantum computation
Presentation (.pdf)
12:15-3:00 lunch break
3:00-3:15 Brian King, McMaster University
Chair's Remarks
3:15-3:55 Mark Dykman, Michigan State University
Localizing excitations in a quantum computer with perpetually coupled qubits
3:55-4:35 Mark Eriksson, University of Wisconsin
Silicon/Silicon-Germanium for Quantum Computation
4:35-5:00 coffee break
Contributed talks - parallel sessions

Quantum Computation and Information- chair: Brian King, McMaster University

5:00-J.D. Franson, Johns Hopkins University
Quantum Computing Using Single Photons and the Zeno Effect

5:20-Tommaso Calarco, University of Innsbruck
Exploiting quantum control for quantum computation in optical lattices: marker atoms and molecular interactions
(Presentation).pdf Presentation (.ppt)

5:40-Stephen Bartlett, The University of Queensland
Non-destructive weak measurement of a photonic qubit


Quantum Control - chair: Paul Brumer, University of Toronto

5:00-Robert Badzey, Boston University
Quantum Coherent Effects in the Presence of External Control Fields

5:20-Arlene D. Wilson-Gordon, Bar-Ilan University
Highly efficient frequency conversion in double lambda systems without maximal atomic coherence
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)

5:40-Timothy F. Havel, MIT
Quantum Control of Spin Systems by NMR
Presentation (.pdf)

  Reception and Poster Session at Fields
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
8:15 - 8:45 Morning coffee and refreshments
8:45-9:00 Mike Mosca, University of Waterloo
Chair's Remarks
9:00-9:50 Keynote
Gilles Brassard, Université de Montréal
A Quarter of Century of Quantum Cryptography
9:50-10:30 Claude Crepeau, McGill University
Cryptography in a Quantum World
(URL Link to Presentation)
10:30-10:55 coffee break
10:55-11:35 Daniel Gottesman, Perimeter Institute
High Fidelity to Low Weight
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)
11:35-12:15 Norbert Lütkenhaus, University of Erlangen
Quantum Correlations in Quantum Cryptography
Presentation (.pdf)
12:15-3:00 lunch break
3:00-3:15 Kiyoshi Tamaki, The Perimeter Institute
Chair's Remarks
3:15-3:55 Christian Kurtsiefer, University of Munich
Tools for Experimental Quantum Cryptography
Presentation (.pdf)
3:55-4:35 Peter Shor, MIT
4:35-5:00 coffee break
Contributed talks - parallel sessions

Quantum Computation and Information -chair: Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto

5:00 - Barry C. Sanders, University of Calgary
Optical quantum fingerprinting
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)

5:20 - Kai Chen, University of Toronto
Conference key-agreement and secret sharing through noisy GHZ states
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)

5:40 - Kiyoshi Tamaki, Perimeter Institute
Unconditional Security of the Bennett 1992 quantum key-distribution protocol over a lossy and noisy channel
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)


Quantum Cryptography - chair: Hoi-Kwong Lo, University of Toronto

5:00- Philip Walther, University of Vienna
Quantum Logics using Four-Photon Entanglement

5:20 - Anatoly Yu. Smirnov, D-Wave Systems Inc.
Decoherence and noise control in strongly driven superconducting quantum bits

5:40 - Sergey Babichev, University of Konstanz
Continuous-variable experiments with a nonlocal single photon

  Poster Session
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
8:15-8:45 Morning coffee and refreshments
8:45-9:00 David Tannor, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Chair's Remarks
9:00-9:50 Keynote
Stuart A. Rice, The University of Chicago
Variations on Adiabatic Passage in Optical Control of Molecular Processes
9:50-10:30 Gershon Kurizki, The Weizmann Institute of Science
A Unified Approach to Dynamical Control of Decoherence
Presentation (.pdf)
10:30 - 10:55 Coffee break
10:55-11:35 Ronnie Kosloff, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Quantum molecular computing: Optimal control theory for unitary transformations
Presentation (.pdf)
11:35-12:15 Herschel Rabitz, Princeton University
The Landscape for Controlling Quantum Phenomena
12:15-1:45 Lunch Break
1:45-2:00 Chair's comments (Robert Gordon)
2:00-2:40 Philip H. Bucksbaum, FOCUS Center and Department of Physics, University of Michigan
Control Analysis based on Learning Feedback Experiments
2:40-3:20 Thomas Baumert, Universitaet Kassel
Quantum control in intense phase shaped laser fields
3:20-3:45 Coffee break
Contributed talks - parallel sessions

Quantum Control - chair: Robert Gordon, University of Illinois at Chicago

3:45- Victor S. Batista, Yale Universisty
Creating molecular entanglement in functionalized semiconductor nanostructures
Presentation (.pdf)Presentation (.ppt)

4:05- Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute of Science
All-optical processing in coherent nonlinear spectroscopy
Presentation (.pdf

4:25 - Ioannis Thanopoulos, Weizmann Institute of Science -
Quantum Coherent Control of Current and Chiral Cat States


Quantum Cryptography - chair: Kiyoshi Tamaki, The Perimeter Institute

3:45 - Jean Christian Boileau, University of Waterloo
Polarization-Based Quantum Key Distribution Without Shared Reference Frame
Presentation (.pdf)Presentation (.ppt)

4:05 - J.A.Vaccaro, University of Hertfordshire
Secure quantum protocols for voting

4:25- Debbie Leung, Institute of Quantum Information
A systematics derivation of measurement-based schemes for quantum computation
Presentation (.ppt) Presentation (.pdf)

4:45-5:00 Coffee Break

Quantum Computation and Information - chair: Timothy Havel, MIT

5:00 - Dan Browne, Imperial College
Efficient linear optics quantum computation with Bell States

5:20 - Jose M. Fernandez, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal -
Theoretical Methods and Experimental Implementation of Heat-Bath Algorithmic Cooling

5:40 Somshubhro Bandyopadhyay, University of Toronto
Entangling capacities of noisy non-local Hamiltonians

Quantum Error Correction - chair: Daniel Lidar, University of Toronto

5:00 - Kaveh Khodjasteh, University of Toronto
Concatenated Dynamical Decoupling Pulse Sequences

5:20 - Masoud Mohseni, University of Toronto
Universal Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation with the Exchange Interaction

5:40 Robert Raussendorf, Caltech
Fault-tolerant quantum computation using graph states
Presentation (.pdf)

  Poster Session
Thursday, July 22, 2004
8:15-8:45 Morning coffee and refreshments
8:45-9:00 Dave Bacon, Caltech
Chair's remarks
9:00-9:50 Keynote
Manny Knill
Postselected Quantum Computation
Presentation (.pdf)
9:50-10:30 Robert Alicki, University of Gdansk
Is quantum error correction feasible?
10:30-10:55 coffee break
10:55-11:35 Vwani Roychowdhury, UCLA
11:35-12:15 David Meyer, UCSD
Topological Quantum Codes
12:15-1:45 lunch break
1:45-2:00 Lorenza Viola, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Chair's Remarks
2:00-2:40 Raymond Laflamme, University of Waterloo
Experimental quantum error correction
2:40-2:45 Break/room switch
2:45-3:25 Hideo Mabuchi, Caltech - Lecture to be held in BA1170
3:20-3:45 coffee break
Contributed talks - parallel sessions

Quantum Error Correction - chair: Lorenza Viola, Los Alamos National Laboratory

3:45 Charlene Ahn, Caltech
Quantum error correction for continuously detected errors

4:05 - Chikako Uchiyama, University of Yamanashi
Non-Markovian Effect and Control of Quantum Information

4:25 - Antonio Di Lisi, University of Salerno
Closed loop techniques for decoherence control and entanglement manipulation

Quantum Control - chair: Howard Wiseman, Griffith University

3:45 - Robert Kosut, SC Solutions
Quantum Tomography and Detection: Design via Convex Optimization

4:05 - Vladimir S. Malinovsky, University of Michigan
Quantum control of entanglement by phase manipulation

4:25 - Jiangbin Gong, University of Chicago - FI230
Entanglement-assisted Coherent Control in Bimolecular Scattering
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)

4:45-5:00 coffee break

Quantum Computation and Information - chair: Barry Sanders, University of Calgary

5:00 - Hilary Carteret, Université de Montréal
Preparing high purity entangled states for NMR quantum computing

5:20- Shohini Ghose, University of Calgary
Entanglement Dynamics in a Chaotic System

5:40 - Ashwin Nayak, University of Waterloo
A quantum algorithm for the Ising model


Quantum Control - chair: Victor Batista, Yale University

5:00 - Howard Wiseman, Griffith University
Feedback Control of Open Quantum Systems with Linear Dynamics: Recent Results
(Presentation) .pdf

5:20- Ignacio Franco, University of Toronto
Coherent Control of Change Transport in Photoexcitied trans-Polyacetylene

(Presentation) .pdf

5:40- Yossi Elran, University of Toronto
Decoherence in an Anharmonic Oscillator Coupled to a Thermal Bath

6:30 p.m. Banquet dinner at Golden Mile restaurant
Friday, July 23, 2004
8:15-8:45 Morning coffee and refreshments
8:45-9:00 Chair's comments
9:00-9:40 Aephraim M. Steinberg, University of Toronto
Shedding a Bit of Information on Light: Measurement and Manipulation of Quantum States
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)
9:40-10:20 Hoi-Kwong Lo, University of Toronto
Extending the distance of unconditionally secure quantum key distribution
(Presentation) .pdf Presentation (.ppt)
10:20-10:45 coffee break
10:45-11:25 Paul Brumer, University of Toronto
11:25-12:05 Daniel Lidar, University of Toronto
Hybrid quantum error prevention, reduction, and correction method
Presentation (.pdf) Presentation (.ppt)
12:05-12:55 CQIQC Keynote Lecture
Marlan Scully, Texas A & M University

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