VI QUANTUM INFORMATION SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP
School: 14th to 19th, August
Workshop: 21st to 25th, August
School: 14th to 19th, 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.
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 – 27 May – Selection and notification of Workshop participants
29 May – 07 July – Fee payment period (lower fees)
07 July – 04 August – Late applications (subject to availability)
07 July – 04 August – Late payment period (higher fees)
|School only||Workshop only||School + Workshop|
|Student (until 07th July)*||R$400||R$400||R$600|
|Student (after 07th July)*||R$550||R$550||R$750|
|Non-Student (until 07th July)||R$600||R$750||R$900|
|Non-Student (after 07th July)||R$750||R$900||R$1100|
* Prices might change (get smaller!) depending on the availability of funding.
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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.
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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.