SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

October 22, 2014

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Conference on Quantum Groups and Quantum Information Theory
July 13-17, 2015

to be held at Herstmonceux Castle, UK

Organizing Committee:
Benoit Collins (University of Ottawa)
James Mingo (Queen’s University
Ashley Montanaro (University of Bristol)
Maria Grazia Viola (Lakehead University
Moritz Weber (Saarland University)

Advanced Grant held by Roland Speicher,
Starting Grant held by Matthias Christandl
 

Overview

Free quantum groups were introduced by Wang in the 1990s and they quickly turned out to provide powerful examples of noncommutative symmetries. Recent work suggests the existence of links between free quantum groups and quantum information theory. Both fields have common problems and areas of interest, for example random matrix theory. They also share important technical tools, despite developing independently.

So far there has not been a joint meeting involving the fields of free quantum groups, quantum information theory and random matrix theory. This workshop aims at filling this gap by bringing together researchers from these areas so that they can learn from each other's techniques, approaches and open problems. The topics discussed during the workshop will range from the Weingarten calculus and planar combinatorial calculations to quantum de Finetti theorems and free probability.

 


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