THEMATIC PROGRAMS

September  1, 2014

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

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)

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INVITED SPEAKERS

Panos Aliferis, IBM Watson Research Center
Jonathan Baugh, University of Waterloo
Daniel Gottesman, Perimeter Institute
David Kribs, University of Guelph
Daniel Lidar, University of Southern California
Norbert Lutkenhaus, University of Waterloo
Michele Mosca, University of Waterloo
Barry Sanders, University of Calgary
Guifre Vidal, University of Queensland
John Watrous, University of Waterloo
Jon Yard, Los Alamos National Laboratory

OVERVIEW

The Canadian Quantum Information Summer School has become an annual Canadian tradition. The School is designed for graduate students, post-docs and researchers in mathematics, physics or computer science who are interested in learning about quantum information. Over five intense days, students will be introduced to the exciting and growing field of quantum information science by participating in seminars led by experts in the field. This year, participants will have the opportunity to learn about ground-breaking research in emerging areas of quantum information, as well as the basics of established areas. A list of topics to be covered follows below.

* quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution (N. Lutkenhaus)
* quantum algorithms (M. Mosca)
* quantum error correction (D. Gottesman)
* fault tolerant quantum computation (P. Aliferis)
* quantum control (D. Lidar)
* quantum computational complexity (J. Watrous)
* implementations (J. Baugh, B. Sanders)
* quantum information theory (J. Yard)
* quantum many-body problems and quantum information (G. Vidal)

Schedule

Monday August 17
8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome and Introduction - Fields Director and Organizers
9:00 - 9:30 David Kribs (University of Guelph)
Quantum information basics
9:30 - 10:30 Michele Mosca (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Computer Algorithms
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Michele Mosca (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Computer Algorithms cont.
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30 Barry Sanders (University of Calgary)
Implementing quantum information with light
2:30 - 3:30 Barry Sanders (University of Calgary)
Implementing quantum information in silicon
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00 Distinguished Lecture Series - Matthew Hastings
Communicating over Quantum Channels
5:00 - 6:00 Reception
Fields Institute
Tuesday August 18
9:00 - 10:00 John Watrous (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Computational Complexity part 1
10:00 -10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 -11:30 John Watrous (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Computational Complexity part 2
11:30-12:30 pm Guifre Vidal (University of Queensland)
Entanglement
12:30 -2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Guifre Vidal (University of Queensland)
Entanglement in quantum many-body systems
3:00 - 3:30 Possible problem session
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00 Distinguished Lecture Series - Matthew Hastings
The Computational Complexity of Ground States of Quantum Systems
Wednesday August 19
9:00 - 10:00 Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute)
Quantum Error Correction
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute)
Quantum Error Correction cont.
11:30 - 12:30 pm Panos Aliferis (IBM Watson Research Center)
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch Break
  Free Afternoon
Thursday August 20
9:00 - 10:00 Panos Aliferis (IBM Watson Research Center)
10:00 -10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 -11:30 Jon Yard (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Asymptotic theory of quantum communication
11:30-12:30 pm Jon Yard (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Asymptotic theory of quantum communication cont.
12:30 -2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Jonathan Baugh (University of Waterloo)
NMR Quantum Information Processing
3:00 - 3:30 Possible problem session
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00 Distinguished Lecture Series - Matthew Hastings
The Computational Complexity of Time Evolution of Quantum Systems
Friday August 21
9:00 - 10:00 Jonathan Baugh (University of Waterloo)
Advances and prospects in QIP implementations
10:00 -10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 -11:30 Norbert Lutkenhaus (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Key Distribution: Theory and Practice
11:30-12:30 pm Norbert Lutkenhaus (University of Waterloo)
Quantum Key Distribution: Theory and Practice cont.
12:30 -2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 - 3:00 Daniel Lidar (USC)
Hybrid quantum error prevention, reduction, and correction methods
3:00 - 4:00 Daniel Lidar (USC)
Hybrid quantum error prevention, reduction, and correction methods cont.
4:00 - 4:30 Coffee Break

 


Confirmed Participants as of August 25, 2009

Fullname University/Affiliation
Aliferis, Panos IBM Watson Research Center
Andrews, Rob (no affiliation)
Baugh, Jonathan University of Waterloo
Ben Hamza, Abdessamad Concordia University
Brodutch, Aharon Macquarie University
Chiang, Chen-Fu University of Central Florida
Choi, Man-Duen University of Toronto
Chun Hung, Cheung  
Church, Amber University of Guelph
Cosentino, Alessandro  
Crann, Jason University of Guelph
Denhez, Gabrielle Université de Sherbrooke
Díaz-Caro, Alejandro Université de Grenoble
Duclos-Cianci, Guillaume Université de Sherbrooke
Ernst, Moritz Universitaet zu Koeln
Evans, Julia McGill University
Fiedler, Heinz Université de Montréal
Fung, Jennifer University of Waterloo
Gavenda, Miroslav Palacky University Olomouc
Gottesman, Daniel Perimeter Institute
Guenda, Kenza University of Algiers
Halevy, Itamar  
Hastings, Matthew Microsoft Research Station Q
Helwig, Wolfram University of Toronto
Ho, Shen Yong University of Toronto
Hsieh, Genie Sandia National Laboratories
Jeffery, Stacey University of Waterloo
Ji, Zhengfeng Perimeter Institute
Khan, Yaser University of Toronto
Kotler, Shlomi Weizmann Institute of Science
Kribs, David University of Guelph
Kubica, Aleksander University of Warsaw
Kumar, Daniel UNC- Chapel Hill
Landon-Cardinal, Olivier Universite de Montreal
Lang, Alex McGill University
Lehman, Lauri Macquarie University
Leone, Federico  
Levick, Jeremy University of Guelph
Lidar, Daniel University of Southern California
Lim, Jacques Bunrith IRMAR
Liu, Xiao Perimeter Institute
Lütkenhaus, Norbert University of Waterloo
Magesan, Easwar IQC
Marvian, Iman IQC
Mosca, Michele University of Waterloo
Mudalige, Nishan University of Guelph
Nassimi, Ali University of Toronto
Nikulina, Yelena University of Toronto
O'Meara, Corey University of Guelph
Pachl, Jan Fields Institute
Plosker, Sarah University of Regina
Poon, Yiu Iowa State University
Prabh, Shashi ISEP, Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Przepiora, Mark University of Calgary
Raeisi, Sadegh Institute for Quantum Information Science
Redelmeier, Emily Queen's University
Said, Ressa Macquarie University
Sanders, Barry University of Calgary
Schönfeldt, Johann-Heinrich Macquarie University
Severini, Simone University of Waterloo
Sze, Raymond Nung-Sing University of Connecticut
Szeto, Kwok Yip Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tafliovich, Anya University of Toronto
Tamon, Christino Clarkson University
Vidal, Guifre University of Queensland
Wei, Tzu-Chieh University of Waterloo
Yard, Jon Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

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