Takashi Imai, McMaster University
NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) is a versatile probe of condensed matter, and has a broad range of applications in chemistry, medicine (MRI), oil industry, etc. NMR has become so popular outside the conventional realm of physics that the crucial role NMR has been playing in condensed matter physics is sometimes overlooked. I will explain how condensed matter physicists use NMR as a powerful low energy probe of solids, drawing examples from modern research into statistical physics, magnetism, and superconductivity.
Michael Hilke, McGill University
Raul Garcia-Patron, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
The Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) is a two-week program on the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information aimed primarily at students completing their third undergraduate year. The lectures and experiments are geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, though all interested students are invited to apply.
Xiaodong Xu, The University of Washington
Algebraic Combinatorics: Spectral Graph Theory, Erdös-Ko-Rado Theorems and Quantum Information Theory
A conference to celebrate the work of Chris Godsil
It is surprising that the characteristic polynomial of the adjacency matrix of a graph provides a useful window onto combinatorial properties of the graph itself, but this approach to graph theory has been a source of interesting and useful results for over 80 years.
The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) is a unique, week-long enrichment program for students. The school offers an interesting blend of lectures, hands-on experiments and group work focused on quantum cryptography.