Quantum Information Theory in Quantum Field Theory and Cosmology (23w5092)


(Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar)

(University of Lethbridge)

Shajid Haque (University of Cape Town)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Quantum Information Theory in Quantum Field Theory and Cosmology" workshop in Banff from June 4 to June 9, 2023.

Quantum information theory is the foundation of quantum computers. Participants including leading physicists from Canada and across the globe will discuss the role of quantum information theory to tackle fundamental questions in Physics about our Universe.

This five day workshop will hold morning and afternoon sessions with ample time for discussions with leading physicists in the field. The workshop will feature an evening public lecture by an internationally renowned physicist, to be attended by members of the local community, high school students and anyone interested in getting an insider's overview of the current state of theoretical physics at the forefront. It will also feature two panel discussions focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the academia.

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).