• May 15 2012

    The 2012 South African School and Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Information and Quantum Computing

    The 2012 South African School and Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Information and Quantum Computing will be held at AIMS from 11-16 June 2012.

    At base, nature obeys quantum mechanical law and it is therefore natural to ask if the building blocks of computers and communication systems should have their "bits" replaced by "qubits" which collectively obey the laws of quantum physics. This possibility has uprooted many of the fundamental tenets of computer science and information science.

    The School aspect of this program will expose the students to the basic concepts of quantum computation and information. The topics will include understanding quantum resources, quantum algorithms, the foundations of quantum communication, the interaction of quantum systems with the environment and the fundamentals of quantum cryptography.

    The Workshop aspect will focus on current research topics through seminars on recent research.

    The workshop is open to MSc and PhD students in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences field. Participants must be based in South Africa and are responsible for their own travel costs. Limited funding is available for local expenses (accommodation and meals).

    For more information and to apply:
    http://www.aims.ac.za/en/research-centre/workshops-conferences/quantum-information-and-quantum-computing