Mathematical Optimization and Quantum Information Theory

Course description

In this seminar (organized jointly by Prof. Dr. D. Gross, professor for physics, and Prof. Dr. F. Vallentin, professor for applied mathematics) connections between mathematical optimization and quantum information theory will be explored. It is open to master students with a background in mathematical optimization or theoretical physics.

The seminar will be a block seminar and will take place between August 7th and August 9th 2017 at the Physics Center in Bad Honnef.

Expenses will be covered through a Quantum Matter and Materials grant.


Further information

Program:

Monday

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Violation of Bell inequalities (Philipp Baaden, Paula Belzig)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Talk by Mateus Araujo
17:00 - 18:00 Talk by David de Laat
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 21:00 Cleanup session

Tuesday

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Entanglement detection (Lukas GroƟ, Lukas Winkel)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Quantum steering (Arne Heimendahl, Felipe Montealegre)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Quantum state estimation via compressed sensing (Lea Kowsky, Tobias Schrader)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00 The quantum chromatic number (Felix Kirschner, Simon Nietz, Fabian Portner)
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 21:00 Talk by Richad Kueng

Wednesday

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:45 Talk by Sander Gribling
09:45 - 10:30 Talk by David Gross 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Quantum speed-ups for semidefinite programming (Daniel Brosch, Markus Heinrich)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch