Last Updated: 4 November, 2002

Toronto Quantum Information Seminars

 
PLACE : Fields Institute , 222 College Street, Toronto.
Time : Friday at 2:00 p.m.

The Toronto Quantum Information Seminar is held roughly every two weeks to discuss ongoing work and ideas about quantum computation, cryptography, teleportation, et cetera. We hope to bring together interested parties from a variety of different backgrounds, including math, computer science, physics, chemistry, and engineering, to share ideas as well as open questions.

To receive notices of upcoming seminars by email, please subscribe here.

To volunteer (please!) to give a talk, please email one of the organizers, Daniel Lidar or Aephraim Steinberg .
 
 

Schedule 2002-2003



NOTE: On Thursday, September 19th, 2002, a talk by Dr. Jon Dowling on Entanglement-Enhanced Quantum Metrology with Linear Optics and Projective Measurements will be given as the weekly Physics Department Colloquium.
 

Jon will also give a group-meeting-style talk on linear-optics proposals for quantum nondemolition devices, at 1:30 pm on Friday, September 20th, in room 408 of McLennan Physical Labs.
Members of the QUINF community are likely to be interested in these talks, and are invited to attend.



Friday, October 4, 2002:  Identical particles, symmetry and qubits
Dr. Lian-Ao Wu
Chemical Physics Theory Group
Chemistry Department, University of Toronto


Friday, October 11, 2002:  Range theorems for quantum probability
Prof. Itamar Pitowsky
Dept. of Philosophy
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Friday, October 18, 2002:  An upper bound on the size of the separable neighbourhood of a maximally mixed state in any dimension
Dr. Somshubhro Bandyopadhyay
Chemistry Dept.
University of Toronto


Friday, November 8, 2002:  The Cryptographic Universe: Speculations and Real Work on Simulating Quantum Correlations
Dr. Dave Bacon
Physics Dept.
California Institute of Technology


Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 4:10 p.m. in MP 408:  Quantum Information Processing and Precise Optical Measurement with Entangled Quantum States
Prof. Alexander Sergienko
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Physics
Boston University


Friday, December 13, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Library-3rd Floor:  In defense of the view that quantum states are states of incomplete knowledge
Dr. Rob Spekkens
Department of Physics
University of Toronto


Friday, January 17, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Library-3rd Floor:  Dressed qubits: a new method for eliminating inherent gate errors in quantum computation
Dr. Lian-Ao Wu
Chemistry Dept., Univ. of Toronto

Friday, January 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 2nd Floor: Imperfect Quantum Error Correction
Dr. Daniel Gottesman
Perimeter Institute


Friday, February 28, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Room MP408, Burton Tower, 60 St. George Street / 255 Huron Street: Optical Quantum Computing
Dr. Andrew White


SPECIAL SEMINAR: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 10.30 a.m. - 12 noon in Room MP137, 60 St. George Street:Nonmarkovian effects in solid-state decoherence
Dr. David P. DiVincenzo
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center


SPECIAL SEMINAR: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 3.00 - 4.00 p.m. in Room 1105, Sanford Fleming Building: Prospects for Quantum Computation
Dr. David P. DiVincenzo
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center


SPECIAL SEMINAR: Friday, March 21, 2003 at 2 p.m. in Dept. of Chemistry, Davenport Seminar
Room: Quantum Information Processing with Ultracold Atomic Qubits
Prof. Ivan Deutsch
University of New Mexico


Friday, March 28, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library:Quantum information approach to quantum control: finding an alphabet for the language of molecular dynamics
Dr. Misha Ivanov, NRC


Friday, April 4, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Quantum one-way permutations
Dr. Elham Kashefi, Imperial College


SPECIAL SEMINAR: Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Entanglement manipulation in continuous variable systems
Dr. Martin Plenio, Imperial College


Friday, April 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Quantum information is physical too
Dr. Terry Rudolph, Bell Labs


Friday, May 2, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Quantum Random Walks
Dr. Julia Kempe, University of Paris-Sud, France


Friday, May 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Silicon Quantum Computation
Dr. Xuedong Hu, Department of Physics, SUNY Buffalo


Friday, June 6, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: The interpretation of non-Markovian stochastic Schrodinger equations: Hidden variables
Dr. Jay Gambetta, Griffith University


Rescheduled to Friday, June 13, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Quantum information processing with semiconductor macroatoms
Dr. Paolo Zanardi, Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI), Torino, Italy


Friday, June 27, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Bell's Inequality Violation With Local Hidden Variables
Dr. Michael Revzen, Techion, Israel Institute of Technology


Friday, July 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Entanglement and disentanglement on particle separation
Dr. Bryan Sanctuary, Department of Chemistry, McGill University


Friday, July 25, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: 1/f noise in flux based qubit devices
Professor Jan Kycia, Department of Physics, University of Waterloo


Friday, August, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Fields Institute, 222 College Street, 3rd Floor Library: Experimental demonstration of an all-optical quantum controlled-NOT gate
Dr. Jeremy O'Brien, Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, University of Queensland


Schedule for 2001-2002