Upcoming seminars

Generalized entanglement entropies of quantum designs

Seminar date and time: 
2017-11-15 12:00
Author: 
Zi-Wen Liu
Affiliation: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA

The entanglement properties of random quantum states or dynamics are important to the study of a broad spectrum of disciplines of physics, ranging from quantum information to condensed matter to high energy. Ensembles of quantum states or unitaries that reproduce the first t moments of completely random states or unitary channels (drawn from the Haar measure) are called t-designs.  Entropic functions of the t-th power of a density operator are called t-entropies (e.g. Renyi and Tsallis).

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room C5/262
Contact: 
michail.skoteniotis@uab.cat

Classical Simulation of Bosonic Circuits

Seminar date and time: 
2017-11-14 12:00
Author: 
Saleh Rahimi-Keshari
Affiliation: 
Leibniz University (Germany)

It is generally believed that quantum computers can perform certain tasks faster than their classical counterparts. Identifying the resource that potentially enables this speedup is of particular interest in quantum information science. In this talk, by using the well-developed theory of phase-space quasiprobability distributions, I present two sufficient conditions for efficient classical simulation of quantum-optics experiments. These conditions show that the negativity of the phase-space quasiprobability distributions is an essential resource for quantum speedup.

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room C5/262
Contact: 
michail.skoteniotis@uab.cat

Non-classical correlations in quantum mechanics and beyond

Seminar date and time: 
2017-10-31 10:30
Author: 
Ludovico Lami
Affiliation: 
UAB, Barcelona

This thesis is concerned with a seemingly naive question: what happens when you separate two physical systems that were previously together? One of the greatest discovery of the last century is that systems that obey quantum mechanical instead of classical laws remain inextricably linked even after they are physically separated, a phenomenon known as entanglement. This leads immediately to another, deep question: is entanglement an exclusive feature of quantum systems, or is it common to all non-classical theories?

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room
Contact: 
michail.skoteiniotis@uab.cat

Quantum estimation of unknown parameters

Seminar date and time: 
2017-10-25 14:30
Author: 
Esteban Martínez Vargas
Affiliation: 
GIQ

There seems to be a persistent problem in the field of Quantum Metrology: Quantum Fisher Information is well defined only for an infinite amount of resources, via an adaptive measurement scheme. We state a theoretical framework that avoids this issue, which is based on a Bayesian parameter estimation scheme. Although the Bayesian approach have already been made in the field, we introduced a modified bound which entails taking the maximization over all POVMs for the Van Trees Information instead of the Fisher Information (i.e.

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room
Contact: 
michail.skoteiniotis@uab.cat

How to gauge general quantum processes?

Seminar date and time: 
2017-10-16 16:00
Author: 
Cristina Cirstoiu
Affiliation: 
Imperial College

Gauge theories are fundamental in our understanding of the laws of nature. The formalism emerges from the concept of symmetry and exploits redundant degrees of freedom. One can easily gauge Lagrangians by extending the global invariance to a local one at the expense of introducing gauge fields with suitable transformation properties. More recently in the context of many body theory it has been shown how to gauge pure quantum states. How can we gauge general quantum processes?

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Distinguishing generic quantum states

Seminar date and time: 
2017-09-19 14:30
Author: 
Karol Życskowski
Affiliation: 
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Properties of random mixed states of dimension $N$
distributed uniformly with respect to the Hilbert-Schmidt measure are
investigated. We show that for large $N$, due to the concentration of measure
phenomenon, the trace distance between two random states tends to a fixed  number 
$1/4+1/\pi$, which yields the Helstrom bound on their distinguishability. To
arrive at this result we apply free random calculus and derive the symmetrized Marchenko--Pastur 
distribution. Asymptotic value for the root fidelity between two random states, 

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room
Contact: 
michail.skoteiniotis@uab.cat

A class of asymmetric gapped Hamiltonians on quantum spin chains and its characterization

Seminar date and time: 
2017-09-06 14:30
Author: 
Yoshiko Ogata
Affiliation: 
University of Tokyo, Japan

We introduce a class of gapped Hamiltonians on quantum spin chains, which allows asymmetric edge ground states. We investigate the property, characterize it by physical conditions, and classify it.

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room C5/262
Contact: 
michail.skoteiniotis@uab.cat

Quantum computers - is the future here?

Seminar date and time: 
2017-09-04 14:30
Author: 
Tal Mor
Affiliation: 
Technion, Israel

More than thirty years ago Feynman and Deutsch came up with the quantum computer. A decade later Peter Shor had shown the incredible power of quantum computers - for example, their ability to factorize large numbers, an ability whose technological consequences for the world of internet encryption and banking can be devastating.

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room C5/262
Contact: 
michail.skoteiniotis@uab.cat

Geometry of Entanglement in the Bloch Sphere

Seminar date and time: 
2017-09-01 14:30
Author: 
Rotem Liss
Affiliation: 
Technion Israel

Entanglement is an important concept in quantum information, quantum communication, and quantum computing. We provide a geometrical analysis of entanglement and separability for all the rank-2 quantum mixed states: complete analysis for the bipartite states and partial analysis for the multipartite states. For each rank-2 mixed state, we define its unique Bloch sphere, that is spanned by the eigenstates of its density matrix.

Location: 
GIQ Seminar Room C5/262
Contact: 
michail.skoteiniotis@uab.cat

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