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RESEARCH INTERACTION TEAM (RIT):

Quantum Information and Computation

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SPRING 2010

Department of Mathematics/AMSC program

Department of Philosophy

Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST)

Joint Quantum Institute (JQI)

Center for Scientific Computation & Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)

--University of Maryland, College Park

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LECTURES:
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm
(unless noted otherwise);

**Room:** MATH 3206

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Scope &
Focus:
This informal seminar series consists of a sequence of pedagogical
lectures

on the fundamentals of quantum information and computation.
The basic physical and mathematical concepts

will be introduced
and discussed in the light of recent advances
in quantum computing.

Topics to be discussed include: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics;

introductory elements of quantum computation and information;

the physics of quantum computing and experimental advances and challenges;

aspects of quantum cryptography; celebrated quantum algorithms;

issues of measurement, entanglement, and entanglement measures;

error correction and fault tolerance in quantum computing;

the stabilizer algorithm; PDE aspects of quantum computations.

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CREDIT:
Students can take 1-3 units of credit by attending
this RIT, and

studying and presenting a paper on an acceptable topic agreed on with one
of the organizers,

or discussing original research.

For details, contact one of the Organizers (above).

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Howard Barnum (LANL & Perimeter Inst.); Jeffrey Bub (Philosophy & IPST, UMD);

Steve Flammia (Perimeter Inst.);
Manoussos Grillakis (Math, UMD);

Bryan Jacobs (Appl. Physics, Johns Hopkins); Samuel Lomonaco (Comp. Sci. & El. Eng.,UMBC);

Dio Margetis (Math,IPST, CSCAMM @ UMD); Chris Monroe (Physics & JQI, UMD);

Arthur Pittenger (Math. and Statistics, UMBC); Jacob Taylor (NIST).

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**Schedule for Spring 2010:**

(talks will be posted on a week-by-week basis)

February 9: Meeting and talk CANCELLED

*Introduction to Quantum Information*

by Jeffrey Bub (Philosophy & IPST, UMCP)

SLIDES: here

February 16, 1:30-3:00pm

*Introductory Lecture: A Rosetta Stone for Quantum Computation*

by Samuel Lomonaco (Computer Sci. & Electrical Eng., UMBC)

RIT LECTURE (PDF): click here

February 23, 1:30-3:30pm

*Quantum Information from a Physical Perspective*

by Chris Monroe (Physics and JQI, UMCP)

March 2, 1:30-3:30pm

*Classical versus Quantum Information*

by Jeffrey Bub (Philosophy and IPST, UMCP)

RIT LECTURE (PDF): here

March 9, 1:30-3:30pm

*Grover's Algorithm*

by Bryan Jacobs (Applied Physics, Johns Hopkins Univ.)

March 23, 1:30-3:00pm

*Concentration, Distillation, and Entanglement*

by Steve Flammia (Perimeter Institute
for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada)

RIT LECTURE (PDF): here

March 30, 1:30-3:00pm

* Separable and Entangled States: Theory and Examples*

by Arthur Pittenger (Mathematics & Statistics, UMBC)

April 6, 1:30-3:00pm

* Stabilizer Formalism *

by Jacob Taylor (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

April 13, 1:30-3:00pm

* Error Correction and Fault Tolerance*

by Howard Barnum (LANL and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

April 20, 1:30-3:00pm

* Spatial variables, scattering and PDEs in quantum information.I.*

by Dionisios Margetis (Math, IPST & CSCAMM, UMCP)

April 27,
1:30-3:00pm

* Spatial variables, scattering and PDEs in quantum information.II.
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by Manoussos Grillakis (Math, UMCP)

May 4, 1:30-3:00pm

Student presentations:

* 1. Teleportation and dense coding schemes correspond to
the same mathematical objects *

by Himanshu Tyagi (PhD candidate, Electrical Eng., UMCP)

May 11, 1:30-3:00pm

Student presentations:

* 2. Quantum memory in the laboratory setting:*

Scattering and spatial variables

by Paul Koprowski (PhD candidate, Mathematics, UMCP)