Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Complexity, Computation and the Physics of Information

May to August 1999

Organisers: A Albrecht (UC Davis), Peter Knight (Imperial), RM Solovay (Berkeley), W Zurek (LANL)

Workshop: Quantum Computation and Algorithms

Monday 19 July

09.20-09.30 R Jozsa (Plymouth)

Session 3.1 Chair: R Jozsa

09.30-10.10 P Horodecki (Gdansk)
Controlling bound entanglement

10.10-10.50 M Nielsen (Caltech)
On the structure of the entangled states

10.50-11.30 S Popescu (Isaac Newton Institute)
Multi-particle entanglement

12.30-14.00 Lunch

15.30-16.00 Tea

Session 3.2 Chair: R Laflamme

16.00-16.40 P Vitanyi (CWI)
The quantitative definition of information in an individual pure quantum state

16.40-17.20 G Vidal (Barcelona)
Optimal local conversions of entangled pure states with finite resources

17.20-18.00 D Aharonov (Princeton)
A Phase Transition in the scale of multi-particle entanglement in noisy quantum computers

19.15 Dinner


Tuesday 20 July

Session 3.3 Chair: H Buhrman

09.30-10.10 U Vazirani (UC, Berkeley)
A Quantum Characterization of NP

10.10-10.50 R Cleve (Calgary)
Communication complexity with quantum information

10.50-11.30 R De Wolf (CWI)
Quantum black-box complexity: worst-case and average-case

12.00-14.00 Lunch

15.00-15.30 Tea

Session 3.4 Chair: R Cleve

15.30-16.10 G Brassard (Montreal)
Trading entanglement for communication

16.10-16.50 D Meyer (UC, San Diego)
Finite precision measurement nullifies the Kochen-Specker theorem

16.50-17.30 R Freivalds (Latvia)
Quantum finite automata

18.00-19.00 CUP Reception

19.15 Dinner


Wednesday 21 July

Session 3.5 Chair: M Mosca

09.30-10.10 R Solovay (UC, Berkeley)
Lie groups and quantum circuits

10.10-10.50 J Watrous (Montreal)
Quantum interactive proof systems

10.50-11.30 C Williams (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)
Quantum computing meets Wall Street: a fast quantum algorithm for pricing derivatives

12.00-14.00 Lunch

15.00-15.30 Tea

Session 3.6 Chair: T Havel

15.30-16.10 HF Chau (Hong Kong)
Quantum codes from an algebraic geometric point of view

16.10-16.50 V Roychowdhuri (UCLA)
Cooling and algorithms for ensemble quantum computers

16.50-17.30 A Kent (Cambridge)
Classical and quantum bit commitment

17.30-19.00 Posters and Wine Reception at the Isaac Newton Institute

19.15 Dinner


Thursday 22 July

Session 3.7 Chair: W Wootters

09.00-09.40 I Chuang (IBM Research)
Quantum teleportation is a universal computational primitive

09.40-10.20 R Laflamme (Los Alamos)
Demonstration of quantum control using NMR

10.20-10.50 Coffee

10.50-11.30 R Schack (London)
Classical model for bulk-ensemble NMR quantum computation

11.30-12.10 T Havel (Harvard Medical School)
Geometric algebra methods in ensemble quantum computing by NMR

12.30-14.00 Lunch

15.30-16.00 Tea

Session 3.8 Chair: C Williams

16.00-16.40 E Knill (Los Alamos)
On the control of quantum noise

16.40-17.20 M Grassl (Karlsruhe)
Description of multi-particle entanglement through polynomial

17.20-18.00 D Abrams (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)
Fast Quantum Algorithms for Integrals and Stochastic Processes

19.15 Dinner


Friday 23 July

Session 3.9 Chair: G Brassard

09.30-10.10 M Mosca (Oxford)
Preparing arbitrary states

10.10-10.50 M Santha (Paris Sud.)
Self-testing of one-qubit gates

10.50-11.30 M Ozawa (Nagoya)
Halting and measurement of quantum Turing machines

12.00-14.00 Lunch

15.30-16.00 Tea

Session 3.10 Chair: P Knight

16.00-16.40 L Diosi (IAS, Berlin)
On coexistence of classical continuum and quantum theory

16.40-17.20 A Ekert (Oxford)
Quantum computation = multiparticle interferometry

17.20-18.00 R Penrose (Oxford)
Quantum State Reduction as a Gravitational Phenomenon: Theory and Experiment

18.15-19.15 Buffet and Wine Reception at the Isaac Newton Institute


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