VI QUANTUM INFORMATION SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP
School: 14th to 18th, August
Workshop: 21st to 25th, August
School: 14th to 18th, August
Workshop: 21st to 25th, August
This is an introductory- to mid-level postgraduate school, focusing on theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum information and quantum computation. Each course will consist of 5:15hrs of lectures in English.
It is targeted at MSc. and PhD students wishing to quickly learn the basics of these rapidly developing fields from some of the world’s leading experts.
Following the school there will be an international workshop covering current research and recent advances in these fields. Students are strongly recommended to apply to both events.
|Monday (14/08)||Tuesday (15/08)||Wednesday (16/08)||Thursday (17/08)||Friday (18/08)|
|09:00-10:30||Caslav 1/3||09:00-10:30||Terra 2/3||09:00-10:30||Caslav 3/3||09:00-10:30||Michal 1/3||09:00-10:30||Michal 2/3|
|11:00-12:30||Alexia 1/3||11:00-12:30||Caslav 2/3||11:00-12:30||Hoskinson 3/3||10:45-12:15||Elham 2/3||11:00-12:30||Elham 3/3|
|12:30-16:00||lunch / registration||12:30-14:30||lunch||12:30-16:00||lunch||13:00-18:00||boat trip||12:30-14:00|
|16:00-17:30||Terra 1/3||14:30-16:00||Hoskinson 2/3||16:00-17:30||Alexia 3/3||14:00-15:30||Michal 3/3|
|18:00-19:30||Hoskinson 1/3||16:15-17:45||Alexia 2/3||18:00-19:30||Elham 1/3||17:30-18:00||closing|
|18:00-20:00||posters + cocktail|
Lecture I: Device-independent approach to causality: Causal inequalities and causal polytope.
Lecture II: Device-dependent approach to causality: Causally non-separable processes.
Lecture III: Quantum information processing on indefinite causal structures.
Lecture I: On-chip passive devices for integrated quantum optics: wave guiding theory, spatial modes, methods for calculating propagation constants.
Lecture II: Material for integrated quantum photonics: thin films vs crystalline materials. Fabrication methods- challenges, tradeoffs and state of art.
Lecture III: On-chip active photonic devices for quantum optics including switches and modulators: principle of operation, fundamental limitations, state of art.
Lecture I: Introduction to superconducting circuits.
Lecture II: Architecture of the D-Wave processor.
Lecture III: Quantum computing with D-Wave processors.
The quantum technology has an acute verification and validation problem: On one hand since classical computations cannot scale up to the computational power of quantum mechanics, verifying the correctness of a quantum-mediated computation is challenging, on the other hand the underlying quantum structure resists classical certification analysis. The central objective of the lecture series is to present recent advances in this field.
Lecture I: Universal Blind Quantum Computing.
Lecture II: Verifiable Blind Quantum Computing
Lecture III: Price of Trust
Quantum theory defies the classical view of the physical phenomena in many aspects. Probably, the two most striking ones become known by Contextuality and Nonlocality. In this series of lectures, I intend to discuss some of the history and some of the modern view of these important characters, including the interplay between they and also some of the experimental ground breaks in the field.
Quantum thermodynamics is an exploding topic lying at the boundary between quantum information, quantum open systems, quantum foundations and stochastic thermodynamics. I will review the main challenges of the field, as well recent experimental proposals and realizations.
Lecture I: Time arrow and entropy production in quantum thermodynamics
Lecture II: Quantum information thermodynamics: From quantum Maxwell demons to measurement driven quantum engines
Lecture III: Prospects on experimental platforms. Optomechanics vs circuit QED.
The Workshop aims to convene some of the world’s experts in quantum information to discuss the latest results in this and related fields. The main aim is to provide a relaxed setting, avoiding an excess of talks, in order to stimulate discussion and new ideas.
It will also present an ideal opportunity for students beginning in the field to broaden and deepen their knowledge, especially those who will have just attended the preceding School.
Fernando de Melo (CBPF)
Frederico Brito (IFUSP-SC)
Marcelo França (UFRJ)
Nadja K. Bernardes (UFMG)
Thiago de Oliveira (UFF)
Stephen Walborn (UFRJ)
Adán Cabello – Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Antonio Acin – ICFO, Spain
Artur Ekert – CQT, Singapore
Barbara Terhal – TU Aachen, Germany
David DiVincenzo – TU Aachen &
Research Center Juelich, Germany
Juan Pablo Paz – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Werner Vogel- University of Rostock, Germany
Richard Jozsa – University of Cambridge, UK
16 February – 14 April – School application period.
16 February – 19 May – Workshop application period.
17 April – 28 April – Selection and notification of School participants
22 May – 30 May – Selection and notification of Workshop participants
29 May – 16 July – Fee payment period (lower fees)
16 July – 04 August – Late applications (subject to availability)
16 July – 04 August – Late payment period (higher fees)
|School only||Workshop only||School + Workshop|
|Student (until 16th July)*||R$400||R$400||R$600|
|Student (after 16th July)*||R$550||R$550||R$750|
|Non-Student (until 16th July)||R$600||R$750||R$900|
|Non-Student (after 16th July)||R$750||R$900||R$1100|
* Good news! We got funding from the Brazilian agency CAPES (EAE-CAPES) which allows us to waive the school’s registration fee for students from Brazilian institutions.
Please read the instructions carefully before filling in the registration forms below. Contact us if any clarification is needed.
Below you will find the link to access the payment gateway. Please DO NOT click it unless you have received confirmation of your acceptance to the conference. The organizers will not reimburse payments made in error.
NOTE 1: If you are a student from a Brazilian institution accepted ONLY to the School, you do not need to click on the link, or take any other further action. The registration fee for students from Brazilian institutions was waived by a program from the Brazilian agency CAPES. All the other cases must click the link below in order to pay the corresponding fee.
NOTE 2: Researchers from São Paulo Institutions may be entitled to financial support through a joint application to be presented to FAPESP. If you would like to participate of it, please contact fbb[at]ifsc.usp.br until June 7.
The venue for the conference, including registration, lectures, talks and poster sessions will be the Casa da Cultura de Paraty, a cultural centre in the heart of the Historical Centre of Paraty.
See the map
Rua Dona Geralda, 177 – Centro Histórico – Paraty RJ – Cep: 23.970-000
Tel/Fax.: (24) 3371-2325
Tucked between the lush green mountains of the Bocaina National Park and the island-studded bay of Angra dos Reis, Paraty (pron. pah-ra-CHI) is one of the most charming little towns in Brazil.
Its Centro Histórico (old town) has been preserved as it was in its 18th century heyday, with cobblestoned, pedestrian-only streets and renovated colonial-style mansions. Many of these have now been converted into restaurants, art galleries, guesthouses and shops, which give the town a unique atmosphere that is at once laid-back, traditional and cosmopolitan.
The colonial architecture is complemented by the stunning natural setting, with unspoilt beaches, forests, waterfalls and islands all within easy reach. All kinds of sports and outdoor activities can be enjoyed, from hiking to sailing to scuba diving.Praia da Ponta Negra, Trindade
Paraty has a busy tourist calendar, hosting several annual events such as its renowned international literary festival. The region produces some of Brazil’s best cachaças or ‘pingas’ and so another of its attractions is the annual Festival da Cachaça. This year’s festival will take place Aug 17-20, partly overlapping with our event.
As Paraty is so small and easy to walk around, there will be no centralized accommodation for the conference – each participant is free to choose according to her/his taste and pocket.
There are no large hotels in Paraty – instead, accommodation is provided by dozens of small pousadas (guesthouses) and albergues (hostels). All levels of quality and price are well represented. Accommodation in the historic sector (Centro Histórico), where the conference venue (Casa da Cultura) is found, tends to be more expensive. Closer to the bus station, or on the further side of the small river that crosses the town, prices can be considerably lower. Even in these cases, though, a 10-15 min walk will suffice to reach the Casa da Cultura.
Are you on a low budget?
We arranged a special deal with the Geko hostel, and they are offering 10% of discount for all participants of the school. In order to receive the discount, you have to book directly with them and in the message’s subject you should write: “VI Quantum Information School and Workshop- Contato Nadja Kolb Bernardes”.
Arriving in Brazil
Paraty lies roughly 250km southwest of Rio de Janeiro and 300km northeast of São Paulo, so both cities are convenient points of entry for those arriving by plane.
Most Europeans and Latin Americans do not need visas to enter in Brazil, but US, Canadian and Australian citizens, among others, do. Up-to-date information on your country’s visa status can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Arriving in Paraty for the School: Conference Bus
For those going to the Quantum Information School, we arranged for special (free) Conference buses. The buses will depart from both Rio and São Paulo on the morning of Sunday, August 13th. Click here to book a seat (closed).
Arriving in Paraty by regular coach
There are frequent, reliable and comfortable coach (bus) lines to Paraty from Rio (Novo Rio bus station), São Paulo (Tietê bus station) and other cities. A one-way ticket from either of these cities costs around R$80-90. You can book a bus ticket here (tickets become available 1 month before the trip date), or directly at the bus station (see links above). It is also possible to arrange for a private shuttle service by contacting Paraty Tours.
For this edition, the Quantum Information School and Workshop has found a local partner that has offered to host the children of participants during our event at a cost of R$60,00/day, from 8am to 5pm. This price already includes meals and transportation.
Named Jardim do Beija Flor, our partner is located near Paraty, but not inside the city, in a very bucolic environment where the kids have plenty of space and direct contact with nature.
The logistics regarding this service are to be arranged directly with the director of the kindergarten, Mônica, at movi03[at]gmail.com who will be responsible for the hosting and transportation of the children. Contact can be made in Portuguese, English or Spanish and, when contacting her, the participant of our event should mention our event as well as the number of kids, their age, the dates and any other detail that could help her with the logistics.