## Distinguished Lecture Series

**Professor Ignacio Cirac**

#### *Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany*

##### will give a series of lectures on

**Quantum information and many-body quantum systems.**

Quantum information theory has developed during the last years several theoretical tools and protocols to describe quantum many body systems and to do useful things with them. In this series of talks Professor Cirac will concentrate on tensor network ideas and its applications to condensed matter and atomic physics problems. He will also explain how dissipation may even help to design quantum devices. Professor Cirac is a leader in the fields of Theoretical Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Degenerate Quantum Gases. For his work he was awarded several prizes including: the Benjamin Franklin Medal, the Carl Zeiss-Research Award and the International Quantum Communication Award.

## Program of Lectures

Type | Title | Date | Time | Location | Presentation |
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Colloquium | Dissipation: a new tool in quantum information science | 03-Dec-2012 | 14:30 | Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323) | |

Condensed Matter Seminar | An order parameter for symmetry-protected phases in 1D spin chains | 04-Dec-2012 | 14:30 | Lidow Nathan Rosen (300) | |

Theor./Math. Physics Seminar | Efficient Descriptions of Many-body quantum systems | 05-Dec-2012 | 13:30 | Lewiner Seminar Room (412) |