Friday, February 20th 2004
One-day interdisciplinary workshop QMQC04
Centre for Scientific Computing, University of Warwick
Organisers: R.A. Roemer (Warwick), T. Brandes (UMIST, Manchester)
[Sponsored partially by funds from the EPSRC]
Many areas of science have entered a new era where microscopic and truely fundamental concepts like quantum mechanics plays a major role. The newly emerging field of `quantum information technology' describes activities that no longer can be associated with traditional subjects like mathematics or physics, but which is truely multidisciplinary. In fact, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and even biologists have started to cross academic boundaries and form new collaborations, driven by the need to understand the quantum-mechanical level of their research. At the same time, there is a strong drive towards the exploitation of quantum effects for new purposes such as quantum information processing.
This workshop has the purpose to bring together leading UK researchers in the area of quantum information processing (QIP) and computing for a one-day workshop. We plan to have 5-6 lectures in key areas of physics, mathematics and biology, where the combination of concepts from quantum theory, information theory, and computation have already started to lead to fruitful results. The workshop shall mainly address young researchers, PostDocs and postgraduate students who are currently working or intend to work in quantum mechanical or QIP related areas at the boundaries between the traditional natural sciences, mathematics, and computation.
The proposed workshop will bring together leading UK scientists. The lecturers in the following list are confirmed, their time slots are not.
|10:00-10:50||Dissipation and QIP||Dr. Almut Beige||Physics, Imperial College|
|11:00-11:50||Electron interference in mesoscopic devices irradiated with nonclassical electromagnetic fields||Prof. Apy Vourdas||Computing, Bradford|
|12:00-13:00||lunch + posters|
|13:00-13:50||Quantum optics for quantum computing||Dr. Erika Andersson||Physics, Strathclyde|
|14:00-14:50||QC: The "big picture" and an example||Dr. Tim Spiller||Hewlett-Packard, Bristol|
|15:00-15:30||tea time + posters|
|15:30-16:20||Towards Molecular Computation||Prof. David Hodgson||Biology, Warwick|
|16:30-17:20||Quantum Cryptography||Dr. Raja Nagarajan||Computing, Warwick|
Participation shall be free of charge but be limited to about 30 participants. During the workshop, a light sandwich lunch as well as an afternoon tea shall be provided. Young scientists shall be able to contribute to the meeting by putting up posters. There is no conference fee, but there will be also no support for travel or accommodation.
The workshop will start at 09:00 am with registration in room PS017 of the CSC. The CSC is located in the Physical Sciences Building (building 25), just next to the Physics building (building 24). Note that the university is located at the outskirts of Coventry and not in Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/ for travel details and http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/ for maps of the central campus. In case you come by car, we should have reserved parking in car park 15 close to the CSC.
The time available for the talks is 45-50 minutes and they should be understandable also to a non-specialist audience. A standard white board, an overhead projector and a computer projector will be available in the room. If you need anything else for your talk, please let us know.
Poster presentations will be just outside room PS017 and we aim to have the poster boards up at 09:00 am in Friday morning and available until the end of the workshop. Posters of size A0 can be accomodated most easily. Velcro for attaching them will be made available.
|E Andersson||Physics, Strathclyde||Quantum optics for quantum computing|
|A Beige||Imperial College London||Dissipation and QIP|
|G Bowen||Computing, Warwick|
|SL Braunstein||University of York|
|B Brkic||University of Liverpool|
|IM Carneiro||Imperial College London|
|M Eigel||Mathematics, Warwick|
|B Huckestein||Physics, RU Bochum|
|D Hodgson||Biology, Warwick||Towards Molecular Computation|
|EJ Griffith||University Of Liverpool|
|A Khawaja||Sargodha Academy, Punjab, Pakistan||Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (poster)|
|K-D Klotsa||Physics, Warwick||Electronic Transfer in D.N.A. (poster)|
|A Konstadopoulou||University of Bradford|
|N Lambert||UMIST, Manchester|
|YL Lim||Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London||Multiphoton polarisation entanglement from multiport beamsplitters (poster)|
|RP Mondaini||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
|R MacKay||Mathematics, Warwich|
|R Nagarajan||Computing, Warwick||Quantum Cryptography|
|M Ndawana||CSC, Warwick||Scale-free disorder in the Anderson model of localization (poster)|
|N Papanikolaou||Computing, Warwick|
|J Ralph||University of Liverpool||Entanglement generation in persistent current qubits (poster)|
|RA Roemer||CSC, Warwick||organizer|
|J Samson||Physics, Loughborough University||Wigner functions and path integrals (poster)|
|C Sohrmann||Physics, Warwick|
|J Stephany||CSC, Warwick|
|T Spiller||Hewlett-Packard, Bristol||QC: The "big picture" and an example|
|S Taylor||Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool|
|A Vourdas||Computing, Bradford||Electron interference in mesoscopic devices irradiated with nonclassical electromagnetic fields|
|JR Wedagedera||Mathematics, Warwick|
|D Williams||Computing, Warwick|
The application deadline has passed. You can still send off the form below, but we might have to reject your application due to lack of space in the reserved lecture rooms.
If you wish to participate, please submit the form below by February 15th, 2004. If you encounter problems doing this, please email it to r.roemerATwarwick.ac.uk or fax it to 07876 858246. If you want to stay overnight, there is a large range of hotels and B&Bs available in Coventry, Kenilworth and surrounding areas (http://www.visitus.co.uk/uk/Heart_of_England.COVENTRY/).
UK QIP IRC
QCMC04: Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing