NSF conference on Mathematical Sciences Challenges in Quantum Information

The purpose of this conference is to explore emerging opportunities for the mathematical sciences community in the cross-disciplinary field of Quantum Information Science.

Conference Report Update:
We have prepared a report summarizing the findings of the meeting, and discussing more generally some of outstanding mathematical challenges in quantum information.

The conference, organized by Lorenza Viola (Dartmouth), Aram Harrow (MIT), and John Johnson (PNNL)  will be held in the Ballston Room of the Hilton ArlingtonFebruary 12-13, 2015.  We anticipate ten-half hour talks on the first day, followed by a panel discussion, and breakout sessions the second day.  There will be plenty of opportunity for folks to interact informally with each other.

Registration is now closed, but for posterity here is the registration link.

Invited Speakers:
Fernando Brandao (UCL and MSR Redmond)
Sergey Bravyi (IBM Yorktown Heights)
Andrew Childs (UMD)
Patrick Hayden (Stanford)
Vojkan Jaksic (McGill) 
Christopher King  (Northeastern)
Pablo Parrilo (MIT)
John Preskill (Caltech)
Peter Shor (MIT)
Stanislaw Szarek (CWRU)

Invited Panelists:
Xie Chen (Caltech)
Stephen Jordan (NIST)
David Meyer (UCSD)
Michele Mosca (Waterloo)
Bruno Nachtergaele (Davis)
Francesco Ticozzi (Padova and Dartmouth)


Thursday, Feb 12, morning

Registration and Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00
Welcome from Organizers 9:00 – 9:20
Peter Shor Quantum Money slides 9:25 – 9:55
John Preskill Quantum Entanglement in the 21st Century slides 9:55 – 10:25
Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:00
Chris King Remarks on hypercontractivity for quantum channels slides 11:00 – 11:30
Fernando Brandao Quantum Information in Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics slides 11:30 – 12:00
Patrick Hayden Quantum information as asymptotic geometric analysis slides 12:00 – 12:30
Lunch Break 12:30 – 2:00

Thursday, Feb 12, afternoon

Stanislaw Szarek Do we need random states and random channels? slides 2:00 – 2:30
Andrew Childs Hamiltonian simulation with nearly optimal dependence on all parameters slides 2:30 – 3:00
Sergey Bravyi Quantum LDPC codes and homology theory slides 3:00 – 3:30
Coffee Break 3:30 – 4:00
Pablo Parrilo Semidefinite hierarchies in quantum information slides 4:00 – 4:30
Vojkan Jaksic Quantum hypothesis testing and full counting statistics in open quantum systems slides 4:30 – 5:00
Conference Dinner 6:30 – 9:00

Friday, Feb 13, morning

Breakfast 8:00 -- 9:00
Kick-off Remarks from Organizers and NSF slides 8:45 – 9:00
Panel Discussion 9:00 – 10:00
Coffee Break 10:00 – 10:30
Breakout Sessions 10:30 – 11:30
Plenary Discussion/Closing Remarks 11:30 – 12:30