IQC Alum Lecture Series: Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute
Developments in device-independent cryptography
Device-independent cryptography connects the foundational topic of Bell inequalities to the operational task of achieving secure cryptography. With significant progress being made in Bell test experiments, various avenues for further developing device-independent cryptography have been opened. I will give an overview of some background and recent developments in the field, as well as some research questions that should be of interest going forward.
Join us for Quantum Today, where we sit down with researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) to talk about their work, its impact and where their research may lead.
RAC Journal Club Series featuring Bhaskaran Muralidharan, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Ojas Parekh, Sandia National Laboratories
IQC Alum Lecture Series: Galit Anikeeva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) alum Galit Anikeeva will talk about her research since IQC, at Stanford, MIT, and beyond - at first focusing on quantum error correction, and then most recently on tentative connections between chaos and Hamiltonian simulation. She will also highlight how lessons from her time at IQC have shaped her path through undergraduate research and into graduate school, especially welcoming questions from younger students.
Detector Imperfections in QKD
Very often, in theory, device and implementation imperfections are assumed to be ideal to make the theory simpler. However, before we can practically use these devices, these assumptions must either be removed or justified. I will talk about some techniques to rigorously deal with imperfect detectors within the context of QKD.
Bhaskaran Muralidharan - Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Communication networks are an essential part of our world today, used in transactions from banking to education, global business exchanges to defence. What happens when our private information is no longer private? Powerful quantum computers will have the ability to crack the encryption of public keys that we currently use to secure our data, putting our privacy at risk.
IQC Alum Lecture Series: Ben Criger, Cambridge Quantum
Impromptu Poster Session
Students joining will be divided into groups and discuss each other's current work using the whiteboard.
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Xiao Mi, Google
Quantum Linear Solvers and Their Applications
I will talk about the quantum algorithms developed by block-encoding techniques for solving linear system of equations. We will see what sorts of speed-ups have been proved or could be expected, while exploiting a quantum linear solver as a subroutine, for tasks ranging from solving PDEs to sampling from Gibbs distributions.
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Meeting link: IQC Student Seminar