The mission of QICI is to promote the growth of the quantum information area in Hong Kong, and to develop Hong Kong as an international research hub for quantum information and computation.
QICI has been established in November 2018 under the auspices of the HKU Department of Computer Science. Its research platform consists of 3 research teams working on quantum information theory, quantum cryptography, quantum gravity, and quantum foundations.
The Conference focuses on causality and non-locality in physics, and the insurgence of situations where it appears that causality can be violated, with emphasis on their relation with time machines. There are three main objectives before this conference:
The search for a theory which would unite the insights of general relativity with those of quantum theory, a theory of quantum gravity, has now lasted the better part of a century. Although a number of promising candidate theories have emerged (string theory and loop quantum gravity being the most prominent), a large array of conceptual, formal and methodological issues are still unresolved.