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Talk - Majorana Fermions and Topological Quantum Computing

on 05-06-2015

... Louis H. Kauffman, U. Illinois at Chicago

05/06/2015, 16:15 * * * Please note exceptional day and time. * * *
Room P3.10, Mathematics Building, IST

This talk will discuss how the concept of a Majorana Fermion, a particle that is its own anti-particle is at the basis of the presently known models for topological quantum computing. These models include the Fibonacci Model related to the quantum Hall effect and based on properties of the Jones polynomial and other models related to braid group representations that arise from Clifford algebras. This talk will be self-contained and will discuss the concepts of quantum computing, quantum algorithms and how topology and braid group representations are related to fundamental physics.

Support: Phys-Info (IT), SQIG (IT), CFIF and CAMGSD, with support from FCT, FEDER and EU FP7, namely via the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information (DP-PMI), and projects PEst-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013, QuSim, CQVibes, Landauer (318287) and PAPETS (323901). More Information..

Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies - 2015

on 01-06-2015

... The DP-PMI Day is a one-day workshop devoted to expose and discuss the research topics and work being developed in the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI) at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), in the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

The workshop is constituted by invited talks and by talks by DP-PMI students enrolled in the different doctoral degrees associated with the DP-PMI, namely the doctoral degrees in Physics (PDF), in Technological Physics Engineering (PDEFT), in Information Security (PDInfoSec) and in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PDEEC).

Date and Place
Date: 1 June 2015.
Place: Room 3.10, Mathematics Building, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.

To participate in the DP-PMI Day, please register online by Friday 22 May 2015: DP-PMI Day registration form.
Registration is free and open to anyone interested, but subject to available places.

Invited speakers
- Vlatko Vedral (University of Oxford)
- Andreas Winter (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


09h30 - Luís Oliveira e Silva (President of the Scientific Council, IST), Welcome address
09h35 - Yasser Omar (Programme Director), Presentation of the DP-PMI
10h05 - Vlatko Vedral (University of Oxford), The Physics of Impossible Machines

10h50 - Coffee break

11h20 - Shantanav Chakraborty (PDEEC, IST), Robustness of Quantum Spatial Search
11h40 - Benedikt Richter (PDF, IST), Degradation of Entanglement between Two Accelerated Parties

12h00 - Lunch break

14h00 - Andreas Winter (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Reflections on Quantum Data Hiding
14h45 - Filipe Casal (PDInfoSec, IST), Mitigation of Power Side-Channel Leaks with Satisfiability Modulo Theories
15h05 - João Rodrigues (PDF, IST), A Cold Atoms Experiment: Collective Behavior and Rydberg Physics

15h25 - Coffee break / DP-PMI party

16h00 - External Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting with the DP-PMI Students (Physics Building seminar room: 2.8.3)
16h20 - EAC meeting with the DP-PMI Faculty (Physics Building seminar room: 2.8.3)
16h40 - EAC meeting with the DP-PMI Governing Board (Physics Building seminar room: 2.8.3)

17h00 - End.

See here the abstracts of the talks of the DP-PMI Day 2015. More Information..