Analytical and combinatorial aspects of quantum information theory

ICMS, Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT

9-13 September 2019

Organisers

Monique Laurent, CWI Amsterdam
Simone Severini, University College London
Ivan Todorov, Queen's University of Belfast
Andreas Winter, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

This workshop will bring together researchers in functional analysis, quantum computing, combinatorics and optimisation in order to make further progress in non-locality and zero-error quantum information. The workshop will enhance the interest of the UK quantum computing community in the operator algebraic and combinatorial underpinnings of non-locality and will create momentum to turn the UK into an international leader in this topic.

Main speakers:

Aida Abiad
Jop Briet
Gemma de las Cuevas
Hamza Fawzi
Debbie Leung
Laura Mancinska
Tim Netzer
Pieter Naaijkens
Vern Paulsen
David Roberson
Sergii Strelchuk
Peter Vrana
Nik Weaver

Further information/background on this workshop is available here.

Arrangements

Invited speakers
Invited speakers were sent their invitations by ICMS in March 2019.

Public applicants
There were a number of spaces available at the workshop for other participants. The date for applications has passed and all applicants have been notified of decisions. All successful applicants are required to pay a registration fee of 100.00 GBP.

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Programme

 

Talk titles and abstracts are here

Monday 9 September 2019

08:45-09:30

Registration & coffee

09:30-10:30

Vern Paulsen (University of Waterloo)
Bisynchronous correlations
pdf of presentation

10:30-11:00

Tea & coffee

11:00-12:00

Jop Briet (CWI Amsterdam)
Arithmetic progressions in nonlocal games and quantum query algorithms

12:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Laura Mancinska (QMATH, University of Copenhagen)
Nonlocal games and quantum permutation groups

15:00-15:30

Yinan Li (CWI & QuSoft)
Quantum asymptotic spectra and quantum Shannon capacities

15:30-16:00

Tea & coffee

16:00-17:00

Pieter Naaijkens (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Classical capacity of channels between von Neumann algebras
pdf of presentation

17:00-18:30

Wine reception

 

Tuesday 10 September 2019

09:30-10:30

Sergii Strelchuk (University of Cambridge)
Classical and quantum aspects of permutational quantum computing model  

10:30-11:00

Tea & coffee

11:00-12:00

Gemma de las Cuevas (Universität Innsbruck)
Local descriptions of mixed states

12:00-12:30

Evgenios Kakariadis (Newcastle University)
Amalgamated free products of operator algebras

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Peter Vrana (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Semiring-homomorphic graph parameters
pdf of presentation

15:00-17:00

Research discussions and tea & coffee

17:00-17:30

Sergiu Vacaru (California State University at Fresno)
Quantum geometric information flows and (modified) gravity theories

 

Wednesday 11 September 2019

09:30-10:30

Nik Weaver (Washington University, St Louis)
The "quantum" Turan problem for operator systems

10:30-11:00

Tea & coffee

11:00-12:00

Aida Abiad (Maastricht University & Ghent University)
On the k-independence number of graphs

12:00-13:00

Open problem session

13:00-13:05

Group photo

13:05-14:00

Lunch

14:00 onwards

Free afternoon


Thursday 12 September 2019

09:30-10:30

David Roberson (Technical University of Denmark)
Quantum isomorphism and counting homomorphisms

10:30-11:00

Tea & coffee break

11:00-12:00

Hamza Fawzi (University of Cambridge)
The set of separable states has no finite semidefinite representation except in dimension 3×2
pdf of presentation

12:00-12:30

Gareth Borland (Queen's University Belfast)
A sandwich theorem and a capacity bound for non-commutative graphs
pdf of presentation

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Tim Netzer (University of Innsbruck)
Free spectrahedra, operator system, and separable states
pdf of presentation

15:00-17:00

Research discussions and tea & coffee

17:00-19:00

Free time

19:00

Dinner at Blonde Restaurant

 

Friday 13 September 2019

09:30-10:30

Debbie Leung (University of Waterloo)
Simple proof of non-closure of quantum correlations using embezzlement

10:30-11:00

Tea & coffee break

11:00-11:30

Dor Bitan (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Information-theoretically secure quantum gate computation and applications

11:30-12:00

Gabriel Coutinho (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
The average mixing matrix of a continuous-time quantum walk

12:00-13:00

Discussions

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00

Close of workshop