Institute of Physics

February 9 - 18, 2016

ISCQI 2016

The International School and Conference on Quantum Information will be held at Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar during Feb 9-18, 2016. There will be a five-day school from February 9-13, 2016. After a one-day break, there will be conference from February 15-18, 2016. The school will be for those who are new to the field of quantum information. The conference will expose students to the the frontier area topics. One of the major goals is to bring together quantum physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians to discuss the current status of the field. It is hoped that all the participants and invited speakers will raise many open questions and fundamental issues which are yet to be understood. We will give emphasis on reviewing the major challenges in the field.

In this programme, we plan to cover various quantum algorithms, quantum communication and quantum cryptography, quantum entanglement and non locality, various quantum information processing protocols, quantum channels and operations. We will also take up topics from general quantum theory and fundamental questions related to quantum theory.

Quantum information science is one of the frontier area of science and technology. It is also an interdisciplinary area of research where scientists from physics, mathematics, and computer science can contribute alike. One of the main goal is how well one can process information using laws of quantum theory. Quantum information theory aims to process information that is not amenable with classical devices. At the same time this also provides new insights into the nature of quantum world. Quantum information processing includes quantum computation, quantum communication, quantum cryptography and various information processing tasks. Not only this provides fundamental arena to investigate quantum phenomena but also gives new technological benefits like quantum teleportation, remote state preparation and and secure communications.

In the proposed programme, we hope to bring experts from all over the world and focus on various issues related to quantum information science and general quantum theory. These issues will be characterization and quantification of entanglement, quantum channels and quantum operations, role of entanglement in quantum algorithms and quantum computation, developing new quantum algorithms, understanding of capacities of quantum channels, and new communication tasks in the multiparty case.

The aim of the programme will be to have a fruitful interaction between leadings experts of the field which may lead to a better understanding of the subject. In addition, during the two weeks programme there will be school lectures, seminars and discussion meetings among all the participants.