Operator Structures in Quantum Information Theory (07w5119)


David Kribs (University of Guelph)

(University of Vermont)


The realization that quantum computers could crack widely used encryption schemes and that quantum particles can be used for new ways of transmitting and safeguarding information has led to an explosion of activity in quantum information theory in the past decade. This work has led to many interesting new questions in mathematics. This week, February 11-16, 2007, BIRS is holding a workshop that will focus on those that involve operator structures, including operator spaces and operator algebras.

This is the first workshop anywhere on the globe to bring together experts from the world of abstract operator spaces and scientists working in quantum information theory. Many of the top people from both fields are coming to Banff to discuss the challenging mathematical questions about the operator structures that arise in quantum information theory.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).