Theme of Conference:
This conference will take place during the Newton Institute Programme on Quantum Information Science. It will bring together physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians to discuss the current status of the field and present important recent developments. Despite substantial progress in the last few years, there are also very many open questions and fundamental issues to be understood; thus, particular emphasis will be put on reviewing the major challenges in the field.
Subjects covered by the conference will include, but are not restricted to, quantum algorithms and algorithmic techniques, quantum communication and quantum cryptography, quantum entanglement and non locality, fault tolerant quantum information processing and communication, quantum information processing and quantum operations under constraints (for instance imposed by the physical system in which they are realised).
The workshop will consist of approximately 30 invited talks. Invited speakers include:
C. H. Bennett, S. Braunstein, H. Buhrman, N. Cerf, I. Cirac, R. Cleve, D. DiVincenzo, A. Ekert, N. Gisin, A. Holevo, M. Horodecki, R Jozsa, A. Kent, A. Kitaev (P), P. Knight, R. Laflamme, D. Leung, S. Lloyd, N. Linden, H. K. Lo, S. Massar, M. Mosca, J. Oppenheim, M. Plenio, S. Popescu, B. Reznik, B. Schumacher (P), L. Vaidman, U. Vazirani (P), V. Vedral, R. Werner (P), A. Winter, W.Wootters.
(P = pending confirmation)
Location and Cost
The Conference will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Wolfson Court. The conference package, costing £430, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 22 August to breakfast on Saturday 28 August 2004, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place.
The closing date for the receipt of applications has now passed