Workshop on Quantum Metrology, Interaction, and Causal Structure

December 9-13, 2013, Room 1-315, FIT Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


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Workshop on Quantum Metrology, Interaction, and Causal Structure

December 9-13, 2013, Room 1-315, FIT Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

The Workshop

Quantum Information Theory is one of the most fascinating areas of contemporary physics, offering a privileged angle on the foundations of quantum mechanics and, at the same time, holding the promise of a new information technology. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who share a common interest in fundamental aspects of quantum information, and, specifically, in the ultimate limits for the extraction of information and in the interface between optimal information processing and causal structure.

The workshop aims at generating new collaborations and at promoting the exchange of ideas across different areas of quantum information, favouring the participation of researchers with different backgrounds across physics (both theoretical and experimental) and computer science.

Supported by


December 9-13 2013, Room 1-315, FIT Building,
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University.

Monday, December 9.

9:30-11:30 Registration of invited speakers at the third floor of FIT Building, lobby space in front of room 1-315.

14:00-14:10 Opening welcome by Prof. Andrew C.-C. Yao, Dean of IIIS, Tsinghua University

14:10-15:10 Emilio Bagan (Universitat Autonòma Barcelona),

Probabilistic quantum metrology.

15:10-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30 Giulio Chiribella (IIIS, Tsinghua University),

Quantum replication at the Heisenberg limit.

16:30-17:30 Ho Tsang Ng (IIIS, Tsinghua University),

Quantum-limited measurement of magnetic-field gradient using entangled atoms.

Tuesday, December 10

9:00-10:00 Marco Genovese (National Institute of Metrological Research, Torino),

Time from quantum entanglement.

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:20 Heng Fan (Institute of Physics, CAS),

Remote clock synchronization and multiple phase estimation in quantum metrology.

11:20-12:20 Kihwan Kim (IIIS, Tsinghua University),

State-independent experimental tests of quantum contextuality in a three dimensional system.

12:20-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:00 Bob Coecke (University of Oxford),

Picturing quantum processes.

15:00-15:20 Break

15:20-16:20 Francesco Buscemi (University of Nagoya),

The quantum Blackwell theorem.

16:20-17:30 Open discussions.

Wednesday, December 11

9:00-10:00 Ramon Muñoz-Tapia (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona),

Quantum state discrimination with abstention.

10:00-10:20 Break

10:20-11:20 Shunlong Luo (Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS),

Fisher information.

11:20-12:20 Yuan Feng (University Technology Sydney),

Model checking quantum Markov chains.

12:20-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 Masahito Hayashi (University of Nagoya),

Fourier analytic approach to quantum estimation of group action.

15:00-15:20 Break

15:20-16:20 Runyao Duan (University of Technology Sydney),

Zero-error classical capacity and simulation cost of a channel assisted by quantum non-signalling correlations.

16:20-17:30 Open discussion

18:00 Workshop dinner (at Quanjude Restaurant) for invited speakers.
           (First Floor, Building A, S.P Tower, Tsinghua Science Park).

Thursday, December 12

9:30-10:30 Mio Murao (University of Tokyo),

Causal order manipulation in adiabatic and measurement-based quantum computation.

10:30-10:50 Break

10:50-11:50 Ognyan Oreshkov (Université Libre de Bruxelles),

Quantum mechanics as a time-symmetric operational probabilistic theory.

11:50-12:00 Group Photo

12:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 Luming Duan (University of Michigan and IIIS, Tsinghua University),

Time crystals and non-equilibrium dynamics with trapped ions.

15:00-15:20 Break

15:20-16:20 Marco Bellini (National Institute of Optics, Firenze),

Experimental operator sequences and superpositions for noiseless amplification and hybrid entanglement.

16:20-17:20 Carlo Ottaviani (University of York),

Two-way quantum cryptography with continuous variables: unconditional security and performances at different wavelengths.

Friday, December 13

09:30-10:30 Pablo Arrighi (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble),

Quantum walks for relativistic particles.

10:30-10:50 Break

10:50-11:50 Alioscia Hamma (IIIS, Tsinghua University),

A toy model for quantum space time.

11:50-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 Daniel Burgarth (Abeystith University),

Control of open quantum systems: case study of the central spin model.

15:00-16:00 Masaki Owari (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Tokyo),

Probing an untouchable quantum environment as a resource for quantum computing.

16:00-16:10 Concluding remarks

16:10-17:30 Open discussions.

Invited Speakers

List of speakers:

Pablo Arrighi (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble)

Emili Bagan (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona)

Marco Bellini (National Institute of Optics, Florence)

Daniel Burgarth(Abeystith University)

Francesco Buscemi (University of Nagoya)

Giulio Chiribella (IIIS, Tsinghua University)

Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)

Luming Duan (University of Michigan)

Runyao Duan (UTS Sydney)

Heng Fan (Institute of Physics, CAS)

Yuan Feng (UTS Sydney)

Marco Genovese (National Institute of Metrological Research, Turin)

Masahito Hayashi (University of Nagoya)

Alioscia Hamma (IIIS, Tsinghua University)

Kihwan Kim (IIIS, Tsinghua University)

Ramon Muñoz-Tapia (Universitát Autonoma Barcelona)

Mio Murao (University of Tokyo)

Ho Tsang Ng (IIIS, Tsinghua University)

Shunlong Luo (Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, CAS)

Ognyan Oreshkov (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Carlo Ottaviani (University of York)

Masaki Owari (NTT, Tokyo)



Workshop on Quantum Metrology, Interaction, and Causal Structure will take place at Room 1-315, FIT Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Future Internet Technology Research Center (FIT building) occupies an area of 30,000 sq. m. and is equipped with high-tech facilities necessary for successful completion of the conference. It also enjoys a favorable location, besides the main gate of Tsinghua University.

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