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Sydney Quantum Information Theory Workshop

30 January - 2 February 2012

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

Speakers (partial list):

    • John Baez (CQT, Singapore)
    • Sean Barrett (Imperial College London, UK)
    • Hector Bombin (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
    • Andrew Doherty (Sydney, Australia)
    • Guillaume Duclos-Cianci (Sherbrooke, Canada)
    • Steve Flammia (Caltech/Washington, USA)
    • Jeongwan Haah (Caltech, USA)
    • Robert Koenig (IBM, USA)
    • Tobias Osborne (Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany)
    • David Poulin (Sherbrooke, Canada)
    • Jiannis Pachos (Leeds, UK)
    • Norbert Schuch (Caltech, USA)
    • Frank Verstraete (Vienna, Austria)
    • Guifre Vidal (Perimeter Institute, Canada)

Scientific organising committee:

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

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