Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Sahel Ashhab, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Foundation

Cavity QED in the ultrastrong-coupling regime & Landau-Zaner-Stückelberg interfereometry

Monday, May 26, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Xiaodong Xu, The University of Washington

Monday, May 26, 2014 (all day) to Friday, June 6, 2014 (all day)

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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

David Elkouss, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

"Quantum key distribution performs the trick of growing a secret key in two distant places connected by a quantum channel. In practical systems, whether because of finite resources or external conditions, the quantum channel is subject to fluctuations. A rate adaptive information reconciliation protocol, that adapts to the changes in the communication channel, is then required to minimize the leakage of information in the classical postprocessing.

Monday, May 12, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Omar Fawzi, McGill University

The goal of two-party cryptography is to enable Alice and Bob to solve tasks in cooperation even if they do not trust each other. Examples of such tasks include bit commitment, coin flipping and oblivious transfer. Unfortunately, it has been shown that even using quantum communication, none of these tasks can be implemented when the adversary is completely general.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

IQC presents the first in a series of lectures from members of industry in quantum computing and quantum information. Jonathan Hodges, VP of engineering for Diamond Nanotechnologies, will be speaking about his research as well as the day-to-day realities of working in industry. You can learn more about the company here: http://www.diamondnanotechnologies.com/

Monday, May 5, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

David P. Pappas, NIST

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