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The recent synthesis of fundamental concepts from physics, computer science and information science has led to a wide variety of exciting cross-disciplinary developments. These include new efficient modes of computation and communication exploiting quantum phenomena and insights into the nature of complexity and information in the physical world. This workshop will bring together members of all the relevant scientific communities to consider and report on these developments. The workshop will be organised around three themes:
Theme 1: Decoherence, transition from quantum to classical.
Theme 2: Quantum information theory and experiment, entanglement properties and manipulations, quantum communication channels.
Theme 3: Quantum computation and algorithms, computational complexity, error correction, algorithmic information.
Broadly speaking the three themes will be timetabled in the three respective weeks. However it is expected that theme 2 will spread to some extent into all three weeks and themes 1 and 3 will each partly spread into the second week.
The second week of the workshop will be held jointly with a meeting of the European ESF network titled Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Computation, co-ordinated by J. Cirac, A. Ekert and M. Plenio. Please direct any questions about the ESF programme to Martin Plenio.
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