Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control, Fields Institute, Toronto

Sunday, August 7, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Future developments in the field of Quantum Computing and Quantum control are eagerly anticipated and include the discovery of new algorithms which could efficiently employ quantum computers, especially the relatively small size devices available today and in the near future; the development of improved threshold theorems to determine the requirements for scalable quantum computing; security proofs for a number of the alternate proposals for secure quantum communications; further elucidation of the various measures of entanglement, their relationship, and how they can be efficiently extracted from experimental data; and overall, the continued work on a number of parallel candidate systems for quantum computation, and development of the necessary logic gates and error-correction techniques to bring this theory to practice. Developments continue to rely upon system coherence and decoherence. As such focus will also be directed towards recent developments in coherence and control in larger molecular systems such a nanostructures and biomolecules.

''Outline of the program''
The conference will involve a mix of invited and contributed talks, and posters, interspersed with coffee and discussion breaks. There will be invited talks, delivered by acknowledged world leaders of the field and 20-minute contributed talks.

''Invited Speakers''
* Alexandre Blais, Universite de Sherbrooke
* Ben Buchler, The Australian National University
* Vladimir Buzek, Slovak Academy of Sciences
* Jianshu Cao, MIT
* John Howell, University of Rochester
* Vladimir Korepin, SUNY
* David Kribs, Guelph University
* Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science,
* Adrian Lupascu, University of Waterloo
* Alexander Lvovsky, University of Calgary
* Tomas Mancal, Charles University in Prague
* Alexandra Olaya-Castro, University College London
* Sandu Popescu, University of Bristol
* Christine Silberhorn, Universit├Ąt Paderborn
* Shigeki Takeuchi, Hokkaido University
* Tzu-Chieh Wei, University of British Columbia
* Junde Wu, Zhejiang University,

''Contributed talks and Poster Session''
The organizing committee looks forward to receiving abstracts for contributed talks. There will also be at least one poster session, during which we expect to give an opportunity to more young researchers to present work that did not fit into the main schedule, as well as several sessions devoted to focused discussion on a number of topics raised during the meeting. The meeting will involve researchers at all stages of their careers, including participation by graduate students.