Combinatorics and Operators in Quantum Information Theory

20 May 2016, by ablahatherell in Sponsored events

Monday 5- Friday 9 September 2016
Queen’s University Belfast

Organisers: Ivan Todorov (QUB) and Simone Severini (UCL)

Course outline: In the past decade, progress on zero-error quantum information has not only strengthened the existing links with graph theory, but has also uncovered new and unexpected connections with operator algebras and optimisation. This has led to the formation of a new area on the crossroad of quantum computing, combinatorics, operator theory and mathematical programming. The purpose of the School is to introduce PhD students and young researchers to both its methods and problems, discussing topics such as zero-error capacities, graph entropy, quantum graph parameters, games for quantum players, quantum correlations, conic optimisation and communication complexity.

The three main lecture courses are:
Graphs and information theory (Andreas Winter, Barcelona/Bristol)
Non-commutative order in quantum games (Vern Paulsen, Waterloo)
Optimisation methods in quantum information theory, (Monique Laurent, Amsterdam/Tilburg and Jop Briët, Amsterdam)

These lecture courses will be supplemented by tutorial sessions and talks by two guest speakers: Gilles Pisier (Paris), Reinhard Werner (Hannover).

This is funded by the LMS and the HIMR only.

More information at