Journal Club Winter 2013
This season we will be focusing on quantum information theory. Classical information theory is ubiquitous in science and mathematics with applications ranging from characterizing ensembles of particles to answering how many bits can be sent reliably over a noisy channel. It is even useful as an estimation technique for gauging the difficulty of a research problem. For instance, one may ask, how many bits are necessary to specify a quantum circuit acting on n bits(with bit flips Toffoli and Hadamard gates) and how does that compare to the number of bits required to specify a classical circuit(just bit flips and Tofolli gates)? This question already leads to a naive bound on the average quantum speed-up attainable over classical circuits, e.g. there isn't enough information in the specification of constant depth quantum circuits to characterize all reversible function on n-bits and so we conclude that there are deterministic functions that require more than constant quantum depth. Although this example is rather simple, it already gives the researcher some perspective about a very broad and difficult problem, that of finding quantum speed-ups. If classical information theory can quickly give us insight into the classical resources needed for a task, perhaps quantum information theory would be equally useful in giving us insight into the quantum resources needed for a quantum task?
Place and Time: Thursday at 2:45pm in the Cosman room(6C-442) or in cyberspace via Google Hangouts.
|Concentrating Partial Entanglement with Local Operations||Kamil Michnicki||2/21|
|Consequences and Limits of Nonlocal Strategies||Henry Yuen||2/28|
From Classical to Quantum Shannon Theory - A thorough and up-to-date (2012) free textbook by Mark Wilde.
Video lectures by Thomas Cover on classical information theory.
Nielson and Chuang, Quantum Computing and Quantum Information: Part III
April 1996: Mixed State Entanglement and Quantum Error Correction - C. Bennett, D. DiVincenzo, J. Smolin, W. Wootters
Sept 2003: Secure key from bound entanglement K. Horodecki, M. Horodecki, P. Horodecki, J. Oppenheim
July 2004: Aspects of generic entanglement - P. Hayden, D. Leung, A. Winter
Dec 2005: Quantum state merging and negative information - M. Horodecki, J. Oppenheim, A. Winter
June 2006: The mother of all protocols: Restructuring quantum information's family tree - A. Abeyesinghe, I. Devetak, P. Hayden, A. Winter
March 2007: Symmetry implies independence - R. Renner
Aug 2008: The operational meaning of min- and max-entropy - R. Koenig, R. Renner, C. Schaffner
Sept 2008: Post-selection technique for quantum channels with applications to quantum cryptography - M. Christandl, R. Koenig, R. Renner
April 2009: A Generalization of Quantum Stein's Lemma - F. Brandao, M. Plenio
Dec 2009: Quantum Reverse Shannon Theorem - C. Bennett, I. Devetak, A. Harrow, P. Shor, A. Winter
March 2010: Hastings' additivity counterexample via Dvoretzky's theorem - G. Aubrun, S. Szarek, E. Werner
March 2010: Weak Decoupling Duality and Quantum Identification - P. Hayden, A. Winter
Oct 2010: From Low-Distortion Norm Embeddings to Explicit Uncertainty Relations and Efficient Information Locking - O. Fawzi, P. Hayden, P. Sen
Organizer: Kamil Michnicki
Wiki Page: Isaac Crosson
Faculty Advisor: Aram Harrow