2015 IQI Seminars

IQI: Institute for Quantum Information Weekly Seminars

The  IQI Seminar Series provides an opportunity for colleagues in the research community to present recent work.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are offered on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm in 107 Annenberg.

Abstracts for the 2015 Seminars can be viewed here.

Date Speaker Talk Title & Link to Abstract
December 18, 2015 Joseph Emerson, University of Waterloo Noise tailoring for scalable quantum computation via randomized compiling
December 8, 2015 Tomas Jochym-O’Connor, University of Waterloo Stacked codes: universal fault-tolerant quantum computation in a two-dimensional layout
December 7, 2015 Xiaodi Wu, University of Oregon Limitations of monogamy, Tsirelson-type bounds, and other semidefinite programs in quantum information
December 1, 2015 Sebastian Deffner, Los Alamos Quantum work fluctuations: notions and exact results
November 17, 2015 David Poulin, University of Sherbrooke Detecting topological order in the Heisenberg picture
November 10, 2015 Mohammad Maghrebi, JQI Entanglement entropy from thermodynamic entropy in one higher dimension
November 3, 2015 Philip Stamp, UBC Correlated worldline theory of quantum gravity: low-energy consequences & table-top tests
October 27, 2015 Alexey Gorshkov, NIST/JQI Topological Phases in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Systems
October 6, 2015 Beni Yoshida, Perimeter Institute Gapped boundaries, group cohomology and fault-tolerant logical gates
September 15, 2015 Howard Barnum, University of New Mexico Entropy, majorization and thermodynamics in quantum theory and beyond
August 4, 2015 Daniel Gottesman, Perimeter Institute Stabilizer Codes for Prime Power Qudits
July 28, 2015 Elena R. Loubenets, Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics Context-invariant and local quasi hidden variable (qHV) modelling of quantum randomness and  violations of Bell-type inequalities by a multipartite quantum state
July 14, 2015 Bill Fefferman, UMD/NIST The power of quantum vs classical proofs and “in-place” oracles 
July 7, 2015 Ramis Movassagh, MIT A counterexample to the area law for quantum matter
June 30, 2015 Michael Walter, the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics The holographic entropy cone
June 16, 2015 Benjamin Brown, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen Fault Tolerant Error Correction with the Gauge Color Code
May 12, 2015 Stephen Bartlett, University of Sydney Estimating outcome probabilities of quantum circuits using quasiprobabilities
May 5, 2015 Tameem Albash, USC Topics in adiabatic quantum computing
April 22, 2015 11:00 a.m. Shelby Kimmel, UMD/NIST Robust Phase Estimation with Applications to Single-Qubit Process Parameter Estimation
April 21, 2015 Debbie Leung, Perimeter Near-linear constructions of exact unitary 2-designs
March 24, 2015 Volker Scholz, ETH Operationally-Motivated Uncertainty Relations for Joint Measurability and the Error-Disturbance Tradeoff
March 17, 2015 Lior Eldar, MIT Quantum systems with approximation-robust entanglement
March 10, 2015 Gorjan Alagic, University of Copenhagen Two little results in topology, motivated by quantum computation
February 17, 2015 Burak Sahinoglu, Universitat Wien Characterizing Topological Order with Matrix Product Operators
February 10, 2015 Claire Levaillant, UCSB Topological quantum computation with anyons
February 3, 2015 Julien Vidal, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée
CNRS/Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Phase transitions in non-Abelian string nets
January 27, 2015 Nicolas Delfosse, Sherbrooke Wigner functions negativity and contextuality in quantum computation
January 6, 2015 Dvir Kafri, JQI Verifying entanglement in physical systems