Operator structures in quantum information theory (12w5084)


(Stanford University)

(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

David Kribs (University of Guelph)

(University of Vermont)

(Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Operator structures in quantum information theory" workshop from February 26th to March 2nd, 2012.

Quantum information science is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field whose

significance ranges from fundamental issues in quantum theory to new state-of-the-art methods for secure transmission of information. Its potential for powerful new methods of computation, data transmission and encryption has transformed such fields as computation complexity, cryptography and the analogue of Shannon's theory for transmitting data in the presence of noise. Work in this highly interdisciplinary area overlaps many different fields of mathematics.

This workshop will bring together experts on quantum information theory and mathematicians working on operator structures. The first such workshop, held at BIRS in 2007, led to the resolution of several unsolved problems and had a significant impact on the underlying mathematics as well. The links forged between these two communities in 2007 have been reinforced in many ways during the intervening five years. Experts from across the globe will be coming to Banff to build on this work and pursue new avenues of inquiry.

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 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).