A polar decomposition for quantum channels: insightful tools to navigate through noisy quantum circuits
Arnaud Carignan-Dugas, Institute for Quantum Computing
Optimization Algorithms for Quantum Deep Learning
PhD Candidate: Guillaume Verdon-Akzam
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.
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.
Jeremie Roland - Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles
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.
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.
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.
Nicole Yunger Halpern, Harvard University Department of Physics
Speaker: Jacqueline Armstrong Gates
Chinmay Nirkhe, University of California, Berkeley
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.
Candidate: Guofei Long
Supervisors: David Cory and Guo-Xing Miao
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
Three Results in Quantum Physics
Master's Candidate: Jaron Huq