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  • Monday, 21 February 2011
    • 08:15 - 08:55 Registration and Administration Matters - Leonardo Building, Entrance Level
      • 08:15 Registration and Administration Matters - Leonardo Building, Entrance Level 40'
    • 09:00 - 09:45 Welcome Remarks and keynote addresses:
      Fernando QUEVEDO (Director, ICTP)
      GianCarlo GHIRARDI (Professor Emeritus, University of Trieste)
      Vahid KARIMIPOUR (Professor, Sharif University, Tehran)
      • 09:00 Welcome Remarks and keynote addresses: 45'
    • 09:45 - 10:15 Coffee/Tea Break
      • 09:45 Coffee/Tea Break 30'
    • 10:15 - 10:50 Hierarchical effective-mode decomposition for non-Markovian quantum environments
      • 10:15 Hierarchical effective-mode decomposition for non-Markovian quantum environments 35'
        Speaker: I. BURGHARDT (ENS, CNRS, Dept. de Chimie, Paris, France)
        Material: BURGHARDT Workshop Abstract.pdf
    • 10:50 - 11:25 Quantum coherence and decoherence in equilibrium and nonequilibrium environments
      • 10:50 Quantum coherence and decoherence in equilibrium and nonequilibrium environments 35'
        Speaker: C. MARTENS (Univ. of California,Chemistry, Irvine, CA, USA)
        Material: MARTENS Abstract.pdf
    • 11:25 - 12:00 Spin coherence in the avian magnetic compass
      • 11:25 Spin coherence in the avian magnetic compass 35'
        Speaker: P.J. HORE (Univ. Oxford,Chemistry, Oxford, U.K.)
        Material: HORE Abstract.pdf
    • 12:00 - 12:35 A quantum model of almost perfect energy transfer
      • 12:00 A quantum model of almost perfect energy transfer 35'
        Speaker: R. ALICKI (Univ. of Gdansk, Inst.Theoretical Physics & Astrophysics, Gdansk, Poland)
        Material: ALICKI Abstract.pdf
    • 12:35 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h25'
    • 14:00 - 14:35 Non-Markovian quantum cryptography
      • 14:00 Non-Markovian quantum cryptography 35'
        Speaker: S. MANISCALCO (Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh, U.K.)
        Material: MANISCALCO Abstract.pdf
    • 14:35 - 15:10 Markovian approximation of non-Markovian bath
    • 15:10 - 15:45 Achieving the Holevo bound via sequential measurements
      • 15:10 Achieving the Holevo bound via sequential measurements 35'
        Speaker: V. GIOVANNETTI (Scuola Normale Superiore & NEST-INFM, Pisa)
        Material: GIOVANNETTI Abstract.pdf
    • 15:45 - 16:05 Break
      • 15:45 Break 20'
    • 16:05 - 16:40 Thermodynamic entropy production: Measure of quantum frameness
      • 16:05 Thermodynamic entropy production: Measure of quantum frameness 35'
        Speaker: L. DIOSI (Kfki Research Institute for Particle & Nuclear Physics, Budapest, Hungary)
        Material: DIOSI Abstract.pdf
    • 16:40 - 17:15 Quantum information processing "Ex Nihil" in open systems
      • 16:40 Quantum information processing "Ex Nihil" in open systems 35'
        Speaker: G. KURIZKI (Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Chemical Physics, Rehovot, Israel)
        Material: KURIZKI Abstract.pdf
    • 17:15 - 17:50 Fundamental principles in noise-assisted transport: From quantum networks to light-harvesting complexes
      • 17:15 Fundamental principles in noise-assisted transport: From quantum networks to light-harvesting complexes 35'
        Speaker: S. HUELGA FERNANDEZ (Ulm Univ., Inst. Theoretical Physics, Ulm, Germany)
        Material: HUELGA Abstract.pdf
  • Tuesday, 22 February 2011
    • 09:00 - 09:35 System-environment interaction in the non-perturbative regime
      • 09:00 System-environment interaction in the non-perturbative regime 35'
        Speaker: M. PLENIO (Univ. Ulm Inst. Theoretische Physik, Ulm, Germany)
        Material: PLENIO Abstract.pdf
    • 09:35 - 10:10 Quantum coherence and entanglement in photosynthesis
      • 09:35 Quantum coherence and entanglement in photosynthesis 35'
        Speaker: K.B. WHALEY (Univ. of California, Dept. of Chemistry, Berkeley, CA, USA)
        Material: WHALEY Abstract.pdf
    • 10:10 - 10:30 Break
      • 10:10 Break 20'
    • 10:30 - 11:05 A unified view of quantum and classical correlations with applications
      • 10:30 A unified view of quantum and classical correlations with applications 35'
        Speaker: V. VEDRAL (Clarendon Lab., Atomic & Laser, Univ. of Oxford, U.K.)
        Material: VEDRAL Abstract.pdf
    • 11:05 - 11:40 Long-range order in nonequilibrium interacting quantum spin chains
      • 11:05 Long-range order in nonequilibrium interacting quantum spin chains 35'
        Speaker: T. PROSEN (Univ. of Ljubljana, Dept. of Physics, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
        Material: PROSEN Abstract.pdf
    • 11:40 - 12:15 Local unitary equivalence and entanglement of multipartite pure states
      • 11:40 Local unitary equivalence and entanglement of multipartite pure states 35'
        Speaker: B. KRAUS (Inst. Theoretical Physics, Univ. Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: KRAUS Abstract.pdf
    • 12:15 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:15 Lunch break 1h45'
    • 14:00 - 14:35 Landauer's erasure principle in the quantum domain
      • 14:00 Landauer's erasure principle in the quantum domain 35'
        Speaker: J. ANDERS (Univ. College London, Physics & Astronomy, London, U.K.)
        Material: ANDERS Abstract.pdf
    • 14:35 - 15:10 Description of multipartite quantum entanglement with the help of nilpotent variables
      • 14:35 Description of multipartite quantum entanglement with the help of nilpotent variables 35'
        Speaker: V. AKULIN (Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay, France)
        Material: AKULIN Abstract.pdf
    • 15:10 - 15:45 The observables of a dissipative quantum system and the transition from quantum to classical
      • 15:10 The observables of a dissipative quantum system and the transition from quantum to classical 35'
        Speaker: S. PASCAZIO (Univ. di Bari, Dipt. di Fisica, Bari and INFN, Sezione di Bari, Italy)
        Material: PASCAZIO Abstract.pdf
    • 15:45 - 16:05 Break
      • 15:45 Break 20'
    • 16:05 - 16:40 Excitation dynamics in light-harvesting complexes
      • 16:05 Excitation dynamics in light-harvesting complexes 35'
        Speaker: A. OYOLA-CASTRO (Univ. College London, Physics & Astronomy, London, U.K.)
    • 16:40 - 17:15 Self-correcting quantum dynamics and entanglement
      • 16:40 Self-correcting quantum dynamics and entanglement 35'
        Speaker: M.A. MARTIN DELGADO (Univ. Complutense, Fisica Teorica I, Madrid, Spain)
        Material: MARTIN DELGADO Abstract.pdf
  • Wednesday, 23 February 2011
    • 09:00 - 09:35 Combining dynamical decoupling with fault-tolerant quantum computation
      • 09:00 Combining dynamical decoupling with fault-tolerant quantum computation 35'
        Speaker: D. LIDAR (Univ. Southern California, Electrical Engineering & Chemistry Depts., Los Angeles, USA)
        Material: LIDAR Abstract.pdf
    • 09:35 - 10:10 Putting the quantum and classical embedding problems to rest: A quantum information perspective on open quantum systems
      • 09:35 Putting the quantum and classical embedding problems to rest: A quantum information perspective on open quantum systems 35'
        Speaker: J. EISERT (Institute of Physics, Univ. of Potsdam, Germany)
        Material: EISERT Abstract.pdf
    • 10:10 - 10:30 Break
      • 10:10 Break 20'
    • 10:30 - 11:05 Dissipative quantum random walks
      • 10:30 Dissipative quantum random walks 35'
        Speaker: F. PETRUCCIONE (Univ. of KwaZulu Natal KZN, School of Physics, Durban, South Africa)
        Material: PETRUCCIONE Abstract.pdf
    • 11:05 - 11:40 Estimating capacities of gaussian quantum channels
      • 11:05 Estimating capacities of gaussian quantum channels 35'
        Speaker: S. MANCINI (Univ. di Camerino, Fisica, Camerino, MC)
        Material: MANCINI Abstract.pdf
    • 11:40 - 12:15 Dynamics of entanglement-ordering and entanglement annihilating channels
      • 11:40 Dynamics of entanglement-ordering and entanglement annihilating channels 35'
        Speaker: M. ZIMAN (Inst. of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
        Material: ZIMAN Abstract.pdf
    • 12:15 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:15 Lunch break 1h45'
    • 14:00 - 14:35 Projection onto maximally entangled states and products of random matrices
      • 14:00 Projection onto maximally entangled states and products of random matrices 35'
        Speaker: K. ZYCZKOWSKI (Jagellonian Univ., Inst. of Physics, Cracow, Poland)
        Material: ZYCZKOWSKI Abstract.pdf
    • 14:35 - 15:10 Multi-state correlations and the Holevo quantity
      • 14:35 Multi-state correlations and the Holevo quantity 35'
        Speaker: M. FANNES (Katholieke Univ. Leuven, Theoretische Fysica, Heverlee Leuven, Belgium)
        Material: FANNES Abstract.pdf
    • 15:10 - 15:45 Channel capacities of an exactly solvable spin-star system
      • 15:10 Channel capacities of an exactly solvable spin-star system 35'
        Speaker: A.H. TOOR (Quaid-i-Azam Univ., Dept. Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan)
    • 15:45 - 16:05 Break
      • 15:45 Break 20'
    • 16:05 - 16:40 The role of non-gaussianity in quantum estimation, decoherence and state engineering
      • 16:05 The role of non-gaussianity in quantum estimation, decoherence and state engineering 35'
        Speaker: M. PARIS (Univ. di Milano, Dipt. Fisica, Milano)
        Material: PARIS Abstract.pdf
    • 16:40 - 17:15 Maximal robustness and entanglement preservation of Bosonic entanglement in gaussian channels
      • 16:40 Maximal robustness and entanglement preservation of Bosonic entanglement in gaussian channels 35'
        Speaker: P. VAN LOOCK (MPI for Science of Light MPL, Erlangen, Germany)
    • 17:15 - 17:50 Lie algebraic methods for the analysis and control of quantum systems: Applications to quantum walks
      • 17:15 Lie algebraic methods for the analysis and control of quantum systems: Applications to quantum walks 35'
        Speaker: D. D' ALESSANDRO (Iowa State Univ., Mathematics, Ames, USA)
        Material: D' ALESSANDRO
    • 17:50 - 19:30 POSTER SESSION and RECEPTION
      • 17:50 POSTER SESSION and RECEPTION 1h40'
  • Thursday, 24 February 2011
    • 09:00 - 09:35 Magnetic orientation - does quantum physics play a role?
      • 09:00 Magnetic orientation - does quantum physics play a role? 35'
        Speaker: T. RITZ (Univ. of California, Physics & Astronomy, Irvine, CA, USA)
        Material: RITZ Abstract.pdf
    • 09:35 - 10:10 Transport and entanglement in model systems of photosynthesis
      • 09:35 Transport and entanglement in model systems of photosynthesis 35'
        Speaker: M. TIERSCH (IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: TIERSCH Workshop Abstract.pdf
    • 10:10 - 10:30 Break
      • 10:10 Break 20'
    • 10:30 - 11:05 Curvature, torsion and energy transfer in alpha-helical proteins
      • 10:30 Curvature, torsion and energy transfer in alpha-helical proteins 35'
        Speaker: Y. OMAR (Univ. Tecnica de Lisboa, ISEG, Lisboa, Portugal)
    • 11:05 - 11:40 Quantum coherence in biomolecular exciton systems
      • 11:05 Quantum coherence in biomolecular exciton systems 35'
        Speaker: M. THORWART (Inst. Theoretische Physik, Univ. Hamburg, Germany)
        Material: THORWART Abstract.pdf
    • 11:40 - 12:15 Open system dynamics from a total state perspective
      • 11:40 Open system dynamics from a total state perspective 35'
        Speaker: W. STRUNZ (TU Dresden, Inst. Theoretische Physik, Dresden, Germany)
    • 12:15 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:15 Lunch break 1h45'
    • 14:00 - 14:35 Master equation for correlated quantum channels
      • 14:00 Master equation for correlated quantum channels 35'
        Speaker: M. PALMA (Univ. di Palermo, Scienze Fisiche & Astronomiche, Palermo)
        Material: PALMA Abstract.pdf
    • 14:35 - 15:10 Permutationally invariant quantum tomography
      • 14:35 Permutationally invariant quantum tomography 35'
        Speaker: G. TOTH (The Univ. of the Basque Country, Theoretical Physics, Bilbao, Spain)
        Material: TOTH Abstract.pdf
    • 15:10 - 15:45 Spin squeezing in Bose-Einstein condensates: Limits imposed by decoherence
      • 15:10 Spin squeezing in Bose-Einstein condensates: Limits imposed by decoherence 35'
        Speaker: A. SINATRA (ENS, Lab. Kastler Brossel, Paris, France)
        Material: SINATRA Abstract.pdf
    • 15:45 - 16:05 Break
      • 15:45 Break 20'
    • 16:05 - 16:40 Multiparticle entanglement for quantum interferometry
      • 16:05 Multiparticle entanglement for quantum interferometry 35'
        Speaker: A. SMERZI (BEC Center, Fisica, Univ. di Trento, Povo Trento)
    • 16:40 - 17:15 Entanglement of damping nanomechanical resonators
      • 16:40 Entanglement of damping nanomechanical resonators 35'
        Speaker: M. ABDEL-ATY (Univ. of Bahrain & Univ. of Sohag, Mathematics, Sohag, Eygpt)
        Material: ABDEL ATY Abstract.pdf
    • 17:15 - 17:50 Quantum computational capability of a two-dimensional valence bond solid phase
      • 17:15 Quantum computational capability of a two-dimensional valence bond solid phase 35'
        Speaker: A. MIYAKE (PI Perimeter Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
        Material: MIYAKE Abstract.pdf
  • Friday, 25 February 2011
    • 09:00 - 09:35 Linking quantum discord to entanglement in a measurement
      • 09:00 Linking quantum discord to entanglement in a measurement 35'
        Speaker: D. BRUSS (H.H. Univ. Dusseldorf, Theoretische Physik III, Dusseldorf, Germany)
        Material: BRUSS Abstract.pdf
    • 09:35 - 10:10 Entanglement and frustration in quantum many-body systems
      • 09:35 Entanglement and frustration in quantum many-body systems 35'
        Speaker: F. ILLUMINATI (Univ. di Salerno, Matematica ed Informatica, Fisciano, SA)
        Material: ILLUMINATI Abstract.pdf
    • 10:10 - 10:30 Break
      • 10:10 Break 20'
    • 10:30 - 11:05 Robust entangled states for lasting quantum storage
      • 10:30 Robust entangled states for lasting quantum storage 35'
        Speaker: B. ENGLERT (Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Quantum Technologies & Physics, Singapore)
    • 11:05 - 11:40 Transport, disorder and entanglement
      • 11:05 Transport, disorder and entanglement 35'
        Speaker: A. BUCHLEITNER (Albert Ludwigs Univ. Freiburg, Germany)
        Material: BUCHLEITNER Abstract.pdf
    • 11:40 - 12:15 Witness for initial system-environment correlations in open system dynamics
      • 11:40 Witness for initial system-environment correlations in open system dynamics 35'
        Speaker: J. PIILO (Univ. of Turku, Physics, Turun Ylipisto, Finland)
        Material: PIILO Abstract.pdf
    • 12:15 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:15 Lunch break 1h45'
    • 14:00 - 14:35 Quantum measurements in continuous time and non-Markovian evolutions
      • 14:00 Quantum measurements in continuous time and non-Markovian evolutions 35'
        Speaker: A. BARCHIELLI (Politecnico di Milano, Matematica, Milano)
        Material: BARCHIELLI Abstract.pdf
    • 14:35 - 15:10 Decay and entanglement with reservoir structures
      • 14:35 Decay and entanglement with reservoir structures 35'
        Speaker: B.M. GARRAWAY (Univ. of Sussex, Physics & Astronomy, Brighton, U.K.)
        Material: GARRAWAY Abstract.pdf
    • 15:10 - 15:45 Heisenberg-limited sensitivity with decoherence-enhanced measurements
      • 15:10 Heisenberg-limited sensitivity with decoherence-enhanced measurements 35'
        Speaker: D. BRAUN (Univ. Paul Sabatier, Lab. Physique Theorique, IRSAMC, Toulouse, France)
        Material: BRAUN Abstract.pdf
    • 15:45 - 16:05 Break
      • 15:45 Break 20'
    • 16:05 - 16:40 Asymptotics of quantum dynamical semi-groups
      • 16:05 Asymptotics of quantum dynamical semi-groups 35'
        Speaker: H. NARNHOFER (TU Wien, Mathematische Physik, Vienna, Austria)
        Material: NARNHOFER Abstract.pdf
    • 16:40 - 17:00 CLOSING REMARKS
      • 16:40 CLOSING REMARKS 20'