Quantum Walks and Information Tasks (19w5146)


Luis Velazquez (Universidad de Zaragoza)

Harry Buhrman (University of Amsterdam)

(Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)

Luc Vinet (Universite de Montréal)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Quantum Walks and Information Tasks " workshop in Banff from April 21, 2019 to April 26, 2019.

Research in quantum mechanics is in a new stage which not only comprises the understanding of quantum laws, but also their use for the development of revolutionary information and communication technologies. Many challenges remain, the most prominent one being the leap from classical to quantum computers. Quantum walks are key tools in this highly topical field. They bring together many areas from physics, mathematics and information science, originating fruitful symbiosis among all of them. Using the notion of quantum walk as a guiding thread, this workshop is envisaged to cover the mathematical aspects behind cutting-edge research in quantum physics and quantum information.

The schedule of the workshop will combine talks by leading experts with more informal discussions to promote the exchange of ideas, including poster sessions and open problem sessions. These activities will be aimed to serve as a breeding ground for the communication among researchers from disparate areas, fostering new interdisciplinary collaborations to fuel further advances requiring the join effort of different scientific communities.

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).