Organizer: Brad Lackey, Carl Miller
When: Mondays @ 4:15-5:15pm
Where: CSS 3100A

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  • Quantum Information RIT Organizational Meeting.

    Speaker: Brad Lackey (University of Maryland) - http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~bclackey/

    When: Mon, August 28, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Where: Atlantic Building 3100A (QuICS)

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    Abstract: The RIT homepage is: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~bclackey/QI-RIT2017Fall.html .
  • Foundations of Quantum Theory (part 1)

    Speaker: Brad Lackey (University of Maryland) - http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~bclackey/

    When: Mon, September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Where: Atlantic 3100A

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    Abstract: I will provide a rapid introduction to the foundations of quantum theory, with an emphasis on the differences between classical and quantum probability.
  • Foundations of Quantum Theory II

    Speaker: Brad Lackey (University of Maryland) - http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~bclackey

    When: Mon, September 25, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Where: Atlantic 3100A

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    Abstract: I will continue with a rapid introduction to the foundations of quantum theory, focusing on bipartite systems and measurement.
  • Picture-Languages for Quantum Information I

    Speaker: Carl Miller (University of Maryland, College Park) - http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~camiller/

    When: Mon, October 2, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Where: Atlantic 3100A

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    Abstract: The conventional way to express proofs in quantum information is via vector spaces and linear operators. I will discuss a newer, intuitive approach which is based on local manipulations of box-and-wire diagrams. The first talk will introduce picture elements for some basic concepts (registers, states, processes). The primary references for this material are arXiv:1510.05468, arXiv:1605.08617, and the book Picturing Quantum Processes by B. Coecke and A. Kissinger.
  • Picture-Languages for Quantum Information II

    Speaker: Carl Miller (University of Maryland, College Park) - http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~camiller/

    When: Mon, October 9, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Where: Atlantic 3100A

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    Abstract: I will continue with an introduction to proofs-by-picture in quantum information, and discuss some directions for further development.
  • Quantum Strategy Formalism I

    Speaker: Yuan Su (University of Maryland) -

    When: Mon, October 16, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Where: Atlantic 3100A

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    Abstract: This talk will focus on the quantum strategy formalism proposed by Gus Gutoski and John Watrous. In this new formalism, the strategy of each participant in any multi-party interaction is associated with a positive semidefinite operator, and the interaction output probability is given by the inner product of two such operators. The first part of the talk discusses basic notions of quantum strategy formalism, with occasional detour to quantum information preliminaries.

    References:
    [1] J. Watrous, The Theory of Quantum Information, https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~watrous/TQI/.
    [2] G. Gutoski and J. Watrous, Toward a general theory of quantum games.
    [3] G. Chiribella, G. M. D'Ariano, and P. Perinotti, Theoretical framework for quantum networks.
  • Quantum Strategy Formalism II

    Speaker: Yuan Su (University of Maryland) -

    When: Mon, October 23, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Where: Atlantic 3100A

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    Abstract: This talk will focus on the quantum strategy formalism proposed by Gus Gutoski and John Watrous. In this new formalism, the strategy of each participant in any multi-party interaction is associated with a positive semidefinite operator, and the interaction output probability is given by the inner product of two such operators. The second part of the talk presents a characterization of strategies in terms of linear constraints on positive semidefinite operators, with occasional detour to quantum information preliminaries.