Over the past two decades the field of Quantum Foundations experienced a remarkable growth, with many researchers joining the community and with a flourishing of new exciting results. This process has been boosted by the injection of fresh ideas from Quantum Information, which offered a new angle on the counterintuitive world of Quantum Mechanics and inaugurated a new pragmatic approach. Insights from Quantum Information have recently led to reconstructions of Quantum Theory from operational principles and to the discovery of unexpected links between fundamental quantum features.
Applications are now open for postdoctoral fellowships at Perimeter Institute (PI) to begin in Fall 2012. PI hosts the world’s largest group of independent postdoctoral fellows in foundational theoretical physics. At PI, Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to formulate and pursue their own chosen lines of research, across all fields of theoretical physics, within an exceptionally supportive environment. They enjoy ample opportunities to interact with senior scientists, host collaborators, organize workshops and conferences, and participate in the training of graduate students.
This lecture series is part of QIC 890/891 held at the University of Waterloo, Spring 2011 and organized by Michele Mosca. We will present our variant of the graphical notation of Penrose, tailored to describe networks of connected tensors representing quantum states, operators and processes, and as a uniting tool for the notation and language of quantum theory, information science and condensed matter physics.
The AQIS’12 conference will focus on quantum information science and technology, a new interdisciplinary field bridging quantum physics, computer science, mathematics, and information technologies.AQIS’12 will be a natural successor of EQIS’01-EQIS’05 and AQIS’06- AQIS’11. AQIS’12 will consist of invited talks, selected presentations, posters, and other activities.