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This SCHOOL is part of a two-week event consisting of

Week 1: School on Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale (24 - 28 February 2020)
Week 2: Workshop on Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale (2 - 6 March 2020).


Pre-arrival practical Information provided by the organizers in Morocco

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LECTURE-RELATED SLIDES are being uploaded here! (updated 24.04.2020)


FINAL SCHOOL PROGRAMME is available for download here





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The topics of these activities (School, 24 - 28 February, and Workshop, 2 - 6 March) are at the forefront of current research in the field of quantum technologies, a fast growing research area involving questions of both fundamental and practical relevance.
 
What are role and value of coherence and entanglement in solid state devices in quantum information, and in the working and efficiency of mesoscopic quantum engines?
 
What are the mechanisms behind thermalization of closed quantum systems and what is the role of non-Markovianity in the physics of quantum information?
 
These and other issues will be covered during the School and subsequent Workshop addressed to graduate students and junior researchers, providing them with the opportunity of a good training and the possibility to meet some leading experts in the field.

Grants:  A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee. 
 
 
Topics:
  • Open Quantum Systems
  • Non-equilibrium Quantum Dynamics
  • Complex Quantum Systems
  • Quantum Machine Learning
  • Many-body Quantum Systems
  • Physical Foundations of Quantum Information
 
Lecturers:
 
Giuliano BENENTI, University of Insubria, Italy
Andreas BUCHLEITNER, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany
Steve CAMPBELL, University College Dublin, Ireland
Dariusz CHRUŚCIŃSKI, Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland
Elisa ERCOLESSI, University of Bologna, Italy
Matteo PARIS, University of Milano, Italy
 


Related Workshop webpage: http://indico.ictp.it/event/9155/
 
ICTP Secretariat for both School and Workshop on  Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale (24 February - 6 March 2020):
Nicoletta Ivanissevich, e-mail: smr3426@ictp.it



Go to day
  • Monday, 24 February 2020
    • 09:00 - 18:30 DAY 1
      • 09:00 REGISTRATION OF VISITS 1h0'
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Introductory concepts 2h0'
        Speaker: Morad El Baz (FSR, Université Mohamed V, Agdal Rabat)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 I. Open Quantum Systems : Basic introduction to maps and quantum channels 1h0'
        Speaker: Dariusz Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 I. Quantum Transport and Thermodynamics: Basic thermodynamics of non-equilibrium steady states 1h0'
        Speaker: Giuliano Benenti (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Como, Italy)
      • 16:30 I. Quantum Speed Limits: Background and Basics  1h0'
        Speaker: Steve Campbell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
      • 17:30 Discussion 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 25 February 2020
    • 09:00 - 18:30 DAY 2
      • 09:00 I. An invitation to quantum metrology: Measurement and estimation 1h0'
        Speaker: Matteo Paris (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 II. Open Quantum Systems: Quantum dynamical semigroup 1h0'
        Speaker: Dariusz Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
      • 11:30 I. Quantum Many Body Models: some paradigmatic examples 1h0'
        Speaker: Elisa Ercolessi (Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 II. Quantum Speed Limits in quantum control 1h0'
        Speaker: Steve Campbell (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 I. Chaos and complexity in classical and quantum systems (Intro + classical phase space) 1h0'
        Speaker: Andreas Buchleitner (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany)
      • 16:30 II. Quantum Transport and Thermodynamics: Scattering theory 1h0'
        Speaker: Giuliano Benenti (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Como, Italy)
      • 17:30 Discussion 1h0'
  • Wednesday, 26 February 2020
    • 09:00 - 18:30 DAY 3
      • 09:00 II -- The ground state structure of local Hamiltonians 1h0'
        Speaker: Elisa Ercolessi (Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 II. Spectral properties of complex quantum systems 1h0'
        Speaker: Andreas Buchleitner (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany)
      • 11:30 III. Open Quantum Systems: Divisible dynamical maps and quantum Markovianity 1h0'
        Speaker: Dariusz Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 II. An invitation to quantum metrology : Hypothesis testing 1h0'
        Speaker: Matteo Paris (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 III. Quantum Transport and Thermodynamics: Rate equations 1h0'
        Speaker: Giuliano Benenti (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Como, Italy)
      • 16:30 III. Quantum Speed Limits in open quantum systems 1h0'
        Speaker: Steve Campbell (Steve Campbell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
      • 17:30 Discussion 1h0'
  • Thursday, 27 February 2020
    • 09:00 - 18:30 DAY 4
      • 09:00 IV. Quantum Speed Limits: open questions and recent advances 1h0'
        Speaker: Steve Campbell (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 III. Dynamical properties of complex quantum systems 1h0'
        Speaker: Andreas Buchleitner (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany)
      • 11:30 III. An invitation to quantum metrology: Global quantum estimation theory 1h0'
        Speaker: Matteo Paris (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 IV. An invitation to quantum metrology: Local quantum estimation theory 1h0'
        Speaker: Matteo Paris (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 III. Entanglement in Quantum Many Body Systems 1h0'
        Speaker: Elisa Ercolessi (Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy)
      • 16:30 IV. Quantum Transport and Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic bounds on  heat-to-work conversion 1h0'
        Speaker: Giuliano Benenti (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Como, Italy)
      • 17:30 Discussion 1h0'
  • Friday, 28 February 2020
    • 09:00 - 12:30 DAY 5
      • 09:00 IV. Single vs many-particle quantum systems 1h0'
        Speaker: Andreas Buchleitner (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany)
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 IV. Matrix Product States and numerical simulations 1h0'
        Speaker: Elisa Ercolessi (Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy)
      • 11:30 IV. Open Quantum Systems: Memory kernel master equations 1h0'
        Speaker: Chruscinski Dariusz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)