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.

Abstract of series: 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 Start Date Start Time Location Presentation
Colloquium Dissipation: a new tool in quantum information science 2012-12-03 14:30 Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323)
Solid State Seminar An order parameter for symmetry-protected phases in 1D spin chains 2012-12-04 14:30 Lidow, Nathan Rosen (300)
Theor./Math. Physics Seminar Efficient Descriptions of Many-body quantum systems 2012-12-05 13:30 Lewiner, Seminar Room (412)