



August
812, 2011
the Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto
Organizing
Committee:
Greg Scholes(Chair), Dept. of Chemistry, University
of Toronto
Paul Brumer (Program Chair), Dept. of Chemistry, University
of Toronto
Man Duen Choi, Dept. of Mathematics, University of
Toronto
Daniel James, Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto
HoiKwong Lo, Dept. of Physics and Dept. of Electrical
& Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Kevin Resch, Institute for Quantum Computing, University
of Waterloo
Harry Ruda, Dept. of Materials Science and Dept. of Electrical
& Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Anna Ho, Administrative POC


Overview
Future developments in the field of Quantum Computing and Quantum
control are eagerly anticipated and include the discovery of new
algorithms which could efficiently employ quantum computers, especially
the relatively small size devices available today and in the near
future; the development of improved threshold theorems to determine
the requirements for scalable quantum computing; security proofs
for a number of the alternate proposals for secure quantum communications;
further elucidation of the various measures of entanglement, their
relationship, and how they can be efficiently extracted from experimental
data; and overall, the continued work on a number of parallel candidate
systems for quantum computation, and development of the necessary
logic gates and errorcorrection techniques to bring this theory
to practice.
Developments continue to rely upon system coherence and decoherence.
As such focus will also be directed towards recent developments
in coherence and control in larger molecular systems such a nanostructures
and biomolecules.
Outline of the program
The conference will involve a mix of invited and contributed talks,
and posters, interspersed with coffee and discussion breaks. There
will be invited talks, delivered by acknowledged world leaders of
the field and 20minute contributed talks.
Invited Speakers
Marco Bellini, University of Florence
Charles Bennett, IBM
Robin BlumeKohout, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ben Buchler, The Australian National University
Vladimir Buzek, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Jianshu Cao, MIT
John Howell, University of Rochester
Vladimir Korepin, SUNY
David Kribs, Guelph University

Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute
of Science,
Adrian Lupascu, University of Waterloo
Alexander Lvovsky, University of Calgary
Tomas Mancal, Charles University in Prague
Alexandra OlayaCastro, University College London
Sandu Popescu, University of Bristol
Christine Silberhorn, Universität Paderborn
Shigeki Takeuchi, Hokkaido University
TzuChieh Wei, University of British Columbia
Junde Wu, Zhejiang University

Contributed talks and Poster Session
The organizing committee looks forward to receiving abstracts for
contributed talks.
There will also be at least one poster session, during which we
expect to give an opportunity to more young researchers to present
work that did not fit into the main schedule, as well as several
sessions devoted to focused discussion on a number of topics raised
during the meeting. The meeting will involve researchers at all
stages of their careers, including participation by graduate students.
The poster boards are 6 feet wide by 3 feet high, and they mount
on poles that are 6 feet tall. Posters should be no more than 3
feet wide but can be as high as presenters wish. 33x44 portrait
orientation is preferred.
This year the conference will feature the award of the second biannual
J.
S. Bell Prize for Research in Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics
and their Applications. The 2011 Bell Prize is awarded to Sandu
Popescu of the University of Bristol.
List of Confirmed Participants
Full Name 
University/Affiliation 
Albert, Victor 
University of Toronto 
Ampadu, Clement 

Arévalo Aguilar, José Luis 
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla 
Bamber, Charles 
National Research Council 
Behan, Connor 
University of Toronto 
Bellini, Marco 
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INOCNR) 
Bennett, Charles H. 
IBM Research 
BlumeKohout, Robin 
Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Branczyk, Agata 
University of Toronto 
Brumer, Paul 
University of Toronto 
Buchler, Ben 
The Australian National University 
Cao, Jianshu 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Chang, Rockson 
University of Toronto 
Chitambar, Eric 
University of Toronto 
Choi, ManDuen 
University of Toronto 
Cyrenne, Benoit 
University of Toronto 
Czerwinski, Artur 
Nicolaus Copernicus University 
Darabi, Ardavan 
University of Toronto 
Dmochowski, Greg 
University of Toronto 
Feizpour, Amir 
University of Toronto 
Fung, ChiHang Fred 
University of Hong Kong 
Gamel, Omar 
University of Toronto 
Garmon, Savannah 
University of Toronto 
Ghose, Shohini 
Wilfrid Laurier University 
Gottesman, Daniel 
Perimeter Institute 
Grinev, Timur 
University of Toronto 
Hallaji, Matin 
University of Toronto 
Hayat, Alex 
University of Toronto 
Higgins, Brendon 
University of Waterloo 
Ho, Anna 
University of Toronto 
Howell, John 
University of Rochester 
James, Daniel 
University of Toronto 
Kang, Dongpeng 
University of Toronto 
Khan, Yaser 
University of Toronto 
Kolenderski, Piotr 
Institute for Quantum Computing 
Kopp, Eric 
University of Toronto 
Korepin, Vladimir 
Stony Brook University 
Kribs, David 
University of Guelph 
Kurizki, Gershon 
The Weizmann Institute of Science 
Kyriakidis, Jordan 
Dalhousie University 
Li, ChiKwong 
College of William and Mary 
Lo, HoiKwong 
University of Toronto 
Lu, Dawei 
University of Science and Technology of China 
Lupascu, Adrian 
University of Waterloo 
Lvovsky, Alexander 
University of Calgary 
Mahler, Dylan 
University of Toronto 
Mancal, Tomas 
Charles University in Prague 
Marvian, Iman 
IQCPI 
Nazir, Ahsan 
Imperial College London 
OlayaCastro, Alexandra 
University College London 
Pachon, Leonardo A 
University of Toronto 
Piani, Marco 
University of Waterloo 
Politi, Alberto 
University of Bristol 
Poon, Yiu 
Iowa State University 
Popescu, Sandu 
University of Bristol 
Potnis, Shreyas 
University of Toronto 
Qi, Bing 
University of Toronto 
Quesada, Juan Nicolás 
University of Toronto 
Rapcan, Peter 
Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences 
Ren, Changliang 
Hiroshima University 
Resch, Kevin 
University of Waterloo 
Rong, Yongwu 
National Science Foundation 
Rozema, Lee 
University of Toronto 
Ruda, Harry 
University of Toronto 
Sadeq, Zaheen 
University of Toronto 
Saunders, Dylan 
Griffith University 
Scholak, Torsten 
University of Toronto 
Sergeevich, Alexandr 
University of Sydney 
Silberhorn, Christine 
Universität Paderborn 
Silva, Marcus 
Raytheon BBN Technologies 
Sinclair, Neil 
University of Calgary 
Smyth, Cathal 
University of Toronto 
Sparkes, Ben 
The Australian National University 
Steinberg, Aephraim 
University of Toronto 
Takeuchi, Shigeki 
Hokkaido University 
Tamaki, Kiyoshi 
NTT Basic Research 
Tang, Zhiyuan 
University of Toronto 
Tavakoli Dinani, Hossein 
Lakehead University 
Taylor, Edward 
McMaster University 
Thanopoulos, Ioannis 
National Hellenic Research Foundation 
Turner, Peter 
University of Tokyo 
Virally, Stephane 
École Polytechnique de Montréal 
Weedbrook, Christian 
University of Toronto 
Wei, TzuChieh 
University of British Columbia 
White, Andrew 
University of Queensland 
Wiebe, Nathan 
University of Waterloo 
Wu, LianAo 
University of Basque Country 
Wu, Shengjun 
University of Science and Technology of China 
Xu, Feihu 
University of Toronto 
Yu, Claire 
University of Toronto 
Zhu, Eric 
University of Toronto 
Zhuang, Chao 
University of Toronto 
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