Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Quantum Probability, Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Information

Jan 16, 2012 - Jan 18, 2012

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

Organisers

Name Institution
Belton, Alexander Lancaster University
Dritschel, Michael Newcastle University
Lindsay, Martin Lancaster University
Sinha, Kalyan Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

The final meeting of the UKIERI Research Network.

Over the past four years the UKIERI Researach Network Quantum Probability, Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Information has undertaken fundamental research in quantum probability and noncommutative geometry, and developed new applications in quantum information and quantum control. It has built upon and strengthened links between leading researchers from across India and the UK, and has led to new and higher levels of engagement between these two countries. This final meeting will allow research findings to be presented, new developments to be discussed and further collaborations to be planned. Distinguished speakers from inside and outside the network will take part, and there will also be opportunities for younger researchers to present their work.

The meeting will consist of invited speakers and registered participants, and will be limited to 40 people. The event is sponsored by the British Council's UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).
 

Arrangements

Please note that this workshop will commence with Registration at lunchtime on Monday 16 January to enable UK and some European participants to travel to Edinburgh in the morning of that day.  The workshop will close late afternoon on Wednesday 18 January to allow for travel home that evening. 

Participation
Participation is by invitation only.  Invited Speakers and Participants will receive an email which will have a link to a personalised on-line registration form.

If you would like to participate then please contact Martin Lindsay (j.m.lindsay@lancaster.ac.uk)

UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

Venue
The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.  You may also find this map useful for the workshop.  All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  To view this room and a list of the visual equipment available click here.  In addition, two blackboards have recently been installed.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  

Travel
Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.  This map may also be useful.

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies (volcanic ash disruptions) that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 15.00 to 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 3.50 single or 6.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.30 for a single, £3.20 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has two railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.

Accommodation
Please refer to your individual invitation email for information about accommodation.
  Those staying from Monday onwards will be housed in Masson House at Pollock Halls of Residence.  Unless otherwise notified by email, those arriving before Monday will be housed until the Sunday night at the Minto Hotel, moving to Masson House at Pollock Halls on the Monday.   Please click here for a map showing the location of both Masson House and the Minto Hotel.  

Catering
Refreshments will be provided during the coffee breaks for the duration of the event.  The workshop will commence with Registration and a light lunch in the Chapterhouse of 15 South College Street.  It is intended that lunch will be provided on all days of the workshop. There will be a conference dinner at Blonde Restaurant, 75 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QR on Tuesday 17 January at 19.30.  

Wireless Access
On arrival at Registration you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.  For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails. 

Financial Matters
The UKIERI grant will cover the cost of bed and breakfast accommodation for participants.  Refreshments and lunch will be also be provided each day.

 

Programme

To download a PDF file of the abstracts for this workshop, please click here

Monday 16 January

11.30-12.45

Registration opens

12.45-13.45

Lunch in Chapterhouse, Level 1

13.45-14.00

Martin Lindsay - Welcome and opening remarks

 

Session chair: Alexander Belton

14.00-14.40

Uwe Franz                
Lévy processes on compact quantum groups and their symmetries

14.45-15.10

Claus Köstler
Quantum coin tosses and their central limit theorems

15.15-15.40

Biswarup Das
Quantum stochastic dilation of Markov semigroups on compact quantum groups

15.45-16.15

Coffee/Tea in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Session Chair: Rajarama Bhat

16.15-16.40

Alexander Belton
Multiplier cocycles and quantum Feynman–Kac formulae

16.45-17.10

Kalyan Sinha
Stochastic Trotter–Kato-type product formula


Tuesday 17 January

 

Session chair: Robin Hudson

09.00-09.40

Giovanni Landi
Geometry of quantum projective spaces

09.45-10.10

Jyotishman Bhowmick                                           
Quantum groups of unitaries and quantum gauge groups

10.15-10.40

Adam Skalski
On some quantum symmetry groups related to liberations

10.45-11.15

Coffee/Tea in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Session chair: Adam Skalski

11.15-11.40

Srinivasan Raman
Hilbert von Neumann modules

11.45-12.10

Tirtha Bhattacharyya
Operators with the symmetrised bidisc as a spectral set

12.15-12.40

Sourav Pal
A functional model and a complete unitary invariant of a Γ contraction

12.45-14.00

Lunch in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Session chair: Tirtha Bhattacharyya

14.00-14.40

László Zsidó
Non-commutative Wermer-type maximality theorems

14.45-15.10

Volkher Scholz
Tsirelson's problem and Connes' embedding problem

15.15-15.40

Gadadhar Misra
Homogeneous operators

15.45-16.15

Coffee/Tea in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Session chair: Gadadhar Misra

16.15-16.40

Arup Chattopadhyay
Koplienko trace formula for unbounded operators

16.45-17.10

Joachim Zacharias
On topological versions of Rokhlin's lemma

19.30

Conference Dinner at Blonde Restaurant, 75 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh

 

Wednesday 18 January

 

Session chair: Kalyan Sinha

09.00-09.40

Reinhard Werner
Index theory of quantum cellular automata

09.45-10.10

Bernhard Neukirchen
Continuous-time limit of repeated quantum observations

10.15-10.40

Mădălin Gută
Asymptotic statistics for quantum Markov processes

10.45-11.15

Coffee/Tea in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Session chair: Claus Köstler

11.15-11.40

 

Oliver Margetts
Quasifree martingales

11.45-12.10

Stephen Wills
Subordinate E-semigroups

12.15-12.40

Robin Hudson
Quantum Lévy area as a quantum martingale limit

12.45-14.00

Lunch in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Session chair: Mădălin Gută

14.00-14.40

Hans Maassen
Entanglement of completely symmetric quantum states

14.45-15.10

John Gough
Quantum feedback networks

15.15-15.40

Rolf Gohm
Weak Markov processes as linear systems

15.45-16.15

Coffee/Tea in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Session chair: Martin Lindsay

16.15-16.40

Slava Belavkin
A representation theorem for noncommutative Itô algebras

16.45-17.10

Rajarama Bhat
Roots of states

17.30

Conference ends

 

To download a PDF file of the abstracts for this workshop, please click here

 

Participants

Name Institution
Alrashed, Maryam Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
Barbarski, Pawel University of Gdansk
Belavkin, Slava Nottingham Univesrsity
Belton, Alexander Lancaster University
Bhat, Rajarama B V Indian Statistical Institute
Bhattacharyya, Tirthankar Indian Institute of Science
Bhowmick, Jyotishman University of Oslo
Catana, Catalin University of Nottingham
Chattopadhyay, Arup Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research
Das, Bata Krishna Lancaster University
Das, Biswarup Lancaster University
Franz, Uwe Université de Franche-Comté
Gnacik, Michal Lancaster University
Gohm, Rolf Aberystwyth University
Gough, John Aberystwyth University
Guta, Madalin University of Nottingham
Hawkins, Andrew University of Nottingham
Hudson, Robin Loughborough University
Jones, Paul Loughborough University
Koestler, Claus Aberystwyth University
Landi, Giovanni University of Trieste
Lindsay, Martin Lancaster University
Maassen, Hans Radboud University Nijmegen
Margetts, Oliver Lancaster University
Misra, Gadadhar Indian Institute of Science
Mukherjee, Mithun Lancaster University
Neukirchen, Bernhard Leibniz Universität Hannover
Pal, Sourav Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Raman, R Srinivasan Chennai Mathematical Institute
Scholz, Volkher Leibniz University Hannover
Shyam Roy, Subrata Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Sinha, Kalyan Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Skalski, Adam Mathematical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Tylec, Tomasz University of Gdansk
van Horssen, Merlijn University of Nottingham
Werner, Reinhard Leibniz Universität Hannover
Wills, Stephen University College Cork
Zacharias, Joachim University of Glasgow
Zsidó, László Universita' di Roma