Probability and Quantum Information Science (Online) (22w5111)


Jeffrey Schenker (Michigan State University)

Cécilia Lancien ()

(IBM Research)

Simone Warzel (Technical University of Munich)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Probability and Quantum Information Science" workshop in Banff from March 13 - 18, 2022.

The recent advent of small-scale quantum processors with over 50 quantum bits (qubits) has the potential to usher in a new era of computation. It is imperative that we understand the generic aspects of near-term quantum computers, from robustness to noise and error, to possible phases of the output state, to unprecedented information theoretical challenges. The mathematics that underpins these is probability theory. The goal of this workshop is to bridge cutting edge modern probability theory with quantum information science to advance our understanding of the generic aspects of noisy near-term quantum processes.

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).