Events - April 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019 — 11:45 AM EDT

A polar decomposition for quantum channels: insightful tools to navigate through noisy quantum circuits

Arnaud Carignan-Dugas, Institute for Quantum Computing

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 1:00 PM EDT

Optimization Algorithms for Quantum Deep Learning

PhD Candidate: Guillaume Verdon-Akzam

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — 12:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Viona M. Duncan

Abstract: We all want to be the nice guy, but we do not want to finish last. How should we respect the IP of others, particularly confidential information and what should we expect of others when we provide confidential information to them? Simple steps that can be taken to meet obligations and preserve confidentiality will be discussed. You may also have obligations to funding agencies and the University. The UW IP policy will be discussed along with issues of ownership and employee confidentiality.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT

Anand Natarajan, Caltech

A long-standing puzzle in quantum complexity theory is to understand the power of the class MIP* of multiprover interactive proofs with shared entanglement. This question is closely related to the study of entanglement through non-local games, which dates back to the pioneering work of Bell.

Monday, April 22, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

Jeremie Roland - Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles

Thursday, April 18, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT
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Martin Savage, Institute for Nuclear Theory 

Recently, Silas Beane, David Kaplan, Natalie Klco and I considered the entanglement power of the S-­‐matrix describing low-­‐energy hadronic interactions, and the implications of particular limits. We found that vanishing entanglement power occurs at points of emergent global symmetries, which are seen to be consistent with nature and also recent lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD) calculations. I will discuss aspects of these results.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT

Supartha Podder, University of Ottawa

In 2011 Harry Buhrman, Serge Fehr, Christian Schaffner and Florian Speelman proposed a new measure of complexity for finite Boolean functions, called "The Garden-hose complexity". This measure can be viewed as a type of distributed space complexity where two players with private inputs compute a Boolean function co-operatively. While its motivation mainly came from the applications to position based quantum cryptography, the playful definition of the model is quite appealing in itself.

Monday, April 15, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT
Nicole Yunger Halpern

Nicole Yunger Halpern, Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Join us in QNC 1201 for a Meet and Greet with Nicole Yunger Halpern, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (ITAMP). All are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Monday, April 15, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

Nicole Yunger Halpern, Harvard University Department of Physics

Friday, April 12, 2019 — 12:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Jacqueline Armstrong Gates

Friday, April 12, 2019 — 10:15 AM EDT

Chinmay Nirkhe, University of California, Berkeley

Monday, April 8, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

Adina Luican-Mayer, University of Ottawa

Innovative technologies have a history of capitalizing on the discovery of new physical phenomena, often at the confluence of advances in material characterization techniques and innovations in design and controlled synthesis of high-quality materials. Pioneered by the discovery of graphene, atomically thin materials (2D materials) hold the promise for realizing physical systems with distinct properties, previously inaccessible.

Monday, April 8, 2019 — 8:00 AM EDT

Candidate: Guofei Long

Supervisors: David Cory and Guo-Xing Miao

Friday, April 5, 2019 — 11:45 AM EDT

Journal club presentation:

"Experimental superposition of orders of quantum gates" by Procopio et. al.

(Nature Comms 6, 7913 (2015)

Arash Ahmadi, Institute for Quantum Computing

Monday, April 1, 2019 — 10:00 AM EDT

Three Results in Quantum Physics

Master's Candidate: Jaron Huq

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