April 23, 2014

Thematic Program on Mathematics in Quantum Information
July-August, 2009

Organizing Committee:
David Kribs, Chair (Guelph)
Raymond Laflamme (IQC, Waterloo)
Kevin Resch (IQC, Waterloo)
Mary Beth Ruskai (Tufts)
Scientific Advisory Committee
Man-Duen Choi (Toronto)
David Cory (MIT)
Edward Effros (UCLA)
Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute)
Daniel James (Toronto)
Marius Junge (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Barry Sanders (Calgary)
Aephraim Steinberg ( Toronto)
Andreas Winter (Bristol & Singapore)
Additional support provided by:

Institute for Transdisciplinary Research
In Quantum computing

The focus of the program will be three streams each combining established lines of investigation with more speculative endeavours:
(1) Operator Structure Stream
(2) Quantum Marginal Stream
(3) Mathematics in Experiment Stream

Workshops will act as the main scientific events for each stream. In additon there will be:
(1) 9th Canadian Quantum Information Summer School
(2) 6th Canadian Quantum Information Student Conference

Scientific Activities

July 6-10, 2009
Workshop on Operator Structures in Quantum Information
Organizing Committee:
Patrick Hayden (McGill University)
Marius Junge (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
David Kribs (University of Guelph)
Debbie Leung (University of Waterloo)
Mary Beth Ruskai (Tufts University)
Andreas Winter (University of Bristol and National University of Singapore)

July 27-31, 2009
Workshop on Quantum Marginals and Density Matrices
Organizing Committee:
Matthias Christandl (LMU Munich)
Robert Erdahl (Queen's University)
Patrick Hayden (McGill University)
Mary Beth Ruskai (Tufts University)

August 10-14, 2009
Workshop on Mathematics in Experimental Quantum Information Processing
held at Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo
Organizing Committee:
David Cory (MIT)
Joseph Emerson (University of Waterloo)
David Kribs (University of Guelph)
Raymond Laflamme (University of Waterloo)
Kevin Resch (University of Waterloo)
Aephraim Steinberg (University of Toronto)

Distinguished Lecture Series
August 17, 18, 20
Matthew B. Hastings
(Microsoft Research Station Q)
August 17 Communicating over Quantum Channels
August 18 The Computational Complexity of Ground States of Quantum Systems
August 20 The Computational Complexity of Time Evolution of Quantum Systems

August 17-21, 2009
Canadian Quantum Information Summer School
Organizing Committee:
Jonathan Baugh (University of Waterloo)
Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute)
David Kribs (University of Guelph)
David Poulin (University of Sherbrooke)
Barry Sanders (University of Calgary)

August 22- 23, 2009
Canadian Quantum Information Student Conference
Organizing Committee:
Osama Moussa (Waterloo), Chair
Nathaniel Johnston (Guelph)
Gina Passante (Waterloo)
Chao Zhuang (Toronto)

Affiliated activities

May 11-13, 2009
The 4th Workshop on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography (TQC 2009)
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

August 24-28, 2009
CQIQC III conference

Apply to the Program:
All scientific events are open to the mathematical sciences community. Visitors who are interested in office space or funding are requested to apply by filling out the application form (open in early 2009). Additional support is available (pending NSF funding) to support junior US visitors to this program. Fields scientific programs are devoted to research in the mathematical sciences, and enhanced graduate and post-doctoral training opportunities. Part of the mandate of the Institute is to broaden and enlarge the community, and to encourage the participation of women and members of visible minority groups in our scientific programs. For additional information contact

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