Caslav Brukner, University of Viena
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.
On-chip devices for quantum optics.
Michal Lipson&Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University
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.
D-Wave’s approach to quantum computing.
Emile Hoskinson, D-Wave Sys. Inc.
Lecture I: Introduction to superconducting circuits.
Lecture II: Architecture of the D-Wave processor.
Lecture III: Quantum computing with D-Wave processors.
Verification of Quantum Technology: From Theory to Practice.
Elham Kashefi, University of Edinburgh
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
On Quantum Contextuality and Nonlocality.
Marcelo Terra Cunha, Unicamp
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.
Alexia Auffeves, Institute Néel
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.