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Sydney Quantum Information Theory Workshop

17-20 January 2011

Coogee Bay Hotel, Coogee, Sydney

This will be a small, focussed workshop bringing together leading and up-and-coming international and Australian researchers and research students in quantum information theory. The aim is to present new results (or even new research directions without results yet) with lots of time to discuss. The program will consist of a limited number of invited talks with considerable time for discussion. PhD students and postdocs are very welcome and encouraged to participate.

The focus topics of this workshop include:
  • quantum computation with spin lattices;
  • quantum memories: topological, self-correcting, and related;
  • quantum error correction and the renormalization group/emergence.

Draft Schedule

Talk Titles, Abstracts, and Background Reading

Slides of Presentations


    • Miguel Aguado (Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany)
    • Dave Bacon (University of Washington, USA)
    • Sean Barrett (Imperial College London, UK)
    • Gavin Brennen (Macquarie, Australia)
    • Dan Browne (University College London, UK)
    • Steve Flammia (Caltech, USA)
    • Andrew Landahl (Sandia, USA)
    • Spiros Michalakis (Caltech, USA)
    • Akimasa Miyake (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
    • David Poulin (Sherbrooke, Canada)
    • Joseph Renes (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
    • Norbert Schuch (Caltech, USA)
    • Guifre Vidal (Queensland, Australia)

Scientific organising committee:

    • Stephen Bartlett (Sydney) - principal local organiser
    • Gavin Brennen (Macquarie)
    • Andrew Doherty (Sydney)
    • Tom Stace (Queensland)
    • Guifre Vidal (Queensland)


This workshop is by invitation only.  However we welcome the participation of Australian researchers and research students in the field, and they are encouraged to email Stephen Bartlett for details.


Coogee is one of Sydney's inner-city beach suburbs. Attendees should fly to Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport. It is only a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport to Coogee. Alternatively, public transport is easy: use to plan your trip.


Coogee offers a wide variety of accommodation, from high-end to budget, to suit any need.

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