Quantum mechanics redefines information and its fundamental properties. Researchers at Perimeter Institute work to understand the properties of quantum information and study which information processing tasks are feasible, and which are infeasible or impossible. This includes research in quantum cryptography, which studies the tradeoff between information extraction and disturbance, and its applications. It also includes research in quantum error correction, which involves the study of methods for protecting information against decoherence. Another important side of the field is studying the application of quantum information techniques and insights to other areas of physics, including quantum foundations and condensed matter.
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Collection Number C24018

Foundations of Quantum Computational Advantage
Collection Number C24020 
Quantum Information 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24012Talk

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Quantum Information Lecture
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)


QPV 2023: Advances in quantum position verification
12 talksCollection Number C23037Talk


QPV: An Overview and Reflections
Harry Buhrman Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

PopescuRohrlich correlations imply efficient instantaneous nonlocal quantum computation
Anne Broadbent University of Ottawa
PIRSA:23090023 
Nonlocal quantum computation meets quantum gravity
Alex May Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum ErrorCorrection and Holographic Task
Beni Yoshida Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Protocols and Implementations of Quantum Position Verification

Eric Chitambar University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign

Paul Kwiat University of Illinois




New Frontiers in Machine Learning and Quantum
10 talksCollection Number C22034Talk

Quantum adiabatic speedup on a class of combinatorial optimization problems

Madelyn Cain Harvard University
 Madelyn Cain


Towards an artificial Muse for new ideas in Quantum Physics
Mario Krenn Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light


SelfCorrecting Quantum ManyBody Control using Reinforcement Learning with Tensor Networks
Friederike Metz L'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

A Study of Neural Network Field Theories
Anindita Maiti Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Representing quantum states with spiking neural networks

Stefanie Czischek University of Ottawa
 Stefanie Czischek


Adaptive Quantum State Tomography with Active Learning
Hannah Lange LudwigMaximiliansUniversitiät München (LMU)


Cold Atom Molecule Interactions (CATMIN)
22 talksCollection Number C22028Talk

Introduction & Welcoming Remarks
James Shaffer Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories

Perimeter Greeting
Paul Smith Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Indirect spinspin interactions with Rydberg molecules
Hossein Sadeghpour Harvard University



Polyatomic ultralong range Rydberg molecules
Rosario GonzalezFerez University of Granada

Observation of linewidth narrowing in EIT polarization spectroscopy involving hot Rydberg atoms with Laguerre Gaussian modes
Luis Marcassa Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)


Quantum Information 2021/2022
10 talksCollection Number C22016Talk

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22020073 

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22030073 

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22030074 

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22030075 

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22030076 

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22030077 

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22030078 

Quantum Information 2021/2022

Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Philippe Allard Guerin Royal Military College SaintJean
PIRSA:22030079 


Quantum Gravity 2020
22 talksCollection Number C20031Talk

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Approaches to Quantum Gravity: Key Achievements and Open Issues
Hermann Nicolai MaxPlanckInstitut für Gravitationsphysik

Quantum gravity from the loop perspective
Alejandro Perez Centre de Physique Théorique

Lessons for quantum gravity from quantum information theory
Daniel Harlow Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Understanding of QG from string theory
Herman Verlinde Princeton University

Progress in horizon thermodynamics
Aron Wall University of Cambridge

Asymptotically Safe Amplitudes from the Quantum Effective Action
Frank Saueressig Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

The Remarkable Roundness of the Quantum Universe
Renate Loll Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


PSI 2019/2020  Relativistic Quantum Information Part 1
4 talksCollection Number C20013Talk

PSI 2019/2020  Relativistic Quantum Information Part 1  Lecture 1
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

PSI 2019/2020  Relativistic Quantum Information Part 1  Lecture 2
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

PSI 2019/2020  Relativistic Quantum Information Part 1  Lecture 3
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

PSI 2019/2020  Relativistic Quantum Information Part 1  Lecture 4
Eduardo MartinMartinez Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)


Indefinite Causal Structure
26 talksCollection Number C19049Talk


10 years of the quantum SWITCH: state of the art and new perspectives
Giulio Chiribella The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Cyclic quantum causal models and violations of causal inequalities
Ognyan Oreshkov Université Libre de Bruxelles

TBA
Laura Henderson University of Waterloo

Composing causal orderings
Aleks Kissinger University of Oxford

Quantum principle of relativity
Andrzej Dragan University of Warsaw


What happens when we quantize time?
Alexander Smith Saint Anselm College


Symmetry, Phases of Matter, and Resources in Quantum Computing
16 talksCollection Number C19048Talk

Symmetry, topology, and thermal stability
Stephen Bartlett University of Sydney

Symmetryprotected topologically ordered phases for measurementbased quantum computation
Akimasa Miyake University of New Mexico

A resource theory of nonclassicality in Bell scenarios
Robert Spekkens Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Variational Quantum Eigensolvers and contextuality
Peter Love Tufts University

Magic resource theories and classical simulation
Earl Campbell University of Sheffield

Classical algorithms for quantum mean values
David Gosset Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Finegrained quantum supremacy and stabilizer rank
Tomoyuki Morimae Kyoto University

Towards local testability for quantum coding
Anthony Leverrier French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation


Boundaries and Defects in Quantum Field Theory
21 talksCollection Number C19035Talk

Symmetries and Dualities of Abelian TQFTs
Jaume Gomis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

TBD
Leonardo Rastelli Stony Brook University

Universality at large transverse spin in defect CFTs
Madalena Lemos European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Domain Walls in SuperQCD
Francesco Benini SISSA International School for Advanced Studies

Weyl Anomaly Induced Current and Holography
RongXin Miao Sun YatSen University

Wilson line impurities, flows and entanglement entropy
Prem Kumar Swansea University

Anomalies in the Space of Coupling Constants
Nathan Seiberg Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)



Causalworlds
Collection Number C24018Understanding causality is fundamental to science and inspires wideranging applications, yet there are several distinct notions of causation. Recently, there have been important developments on the role of causality in quantum physics, relativistic physics and their interplay. These have unearthed a plethora of fascinating open questions regarding the nature of causation, emergence of spacetime structure and the limits of quantum information processing. At the same time, causal reasoning has become an important tool in machine learning and statistics, with applications ranging from big data to healthcare. This conference brings together experts from different areas of physics working on questions related to causality, as well as selected researchers who bridge the gap between fundamental research and current industrial applications. The aim of the conference is to provide a venue for crosspollination of these ideas through scientific exchange between these communities. The conference will focus on the following facets of causality:
• Quantum and classical causal inference
• Indefinite causal order and quantum reference frames
• Causality in quantum field theory and quantum gravity
• Experiments and applications of causality
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Prospective speakers can submit a paper for a contributed talk and/or a poster via the Call for Abstracts. The Call for Abstracts is now open! Submissions for a talk will automatically be considered for a poster if not accepted for a talk.
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Scientific Organizers:
Hlér Kristjánsson (Perimeter Institute & IQC)
V Vilasini (ETH Zürich & INRIA Grenoble)
Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Lucien Hardy (Perimeter Institute)
Elie Wolfe (Perimeter Institute)
Jacopo Surace (Perimeter Institute)
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Foundations of Quantum Computational Advantage
Collection Number C24020The workshop marks the halfway point of the similarly named (FoQaCiA, pronounced "focaccia") collaboration between researchers in Canada and Europe, funded as part of a flagship partnership between NSERC and Horizon Europe.
https://www.foqacia.org/
The goal of FoQaCiA is to develop new foundational approaches to shed light on the relative computational power of quantum devices and classical computers, helping to find the "line in the sand" separating tasks admitting a quantum speedup from those that are classically simulable.
The workshop will focus on the four central interrelated themes of the project:
1. Quantum contextuality, nonclassicality, and quantum advantage
2. The complexity of classical simulation of quantum computation
3. The arithmetic of quantum circuits
4. The efficiency of faulttolerant quantum computation
Our view is that the future success of quantum computing critically depends on advances at the most fundamental level, and that largescale investments in quantum implementations will only pay off if they can draw on additional foundational insights and ideas.:: :: ::
Scientific Organizers:
Rui Soares Barbosa (INL  International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory)
Anne Broadbent (University of Ottawa)
Ernesto Galvão (INL  International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory)
Rob Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Jon Yard (Perimeter Institute):: :: ::
FoQaCiA is funded by:


QPV 2023: Advances in quantum position verification
12 talksCollection Number C23037Quantum position verification (QPV) schemes use the properties of quantum information and the relativistic signalling bound to verify the location of an object (sometimes called a “tag”) to distant observers in an environment that may contain wouldbe spoofers. The guarantee is based on the assumptions of the underlying security model; various theoretically and practically interesting security models have been proposed. The area is attracting increasing interest, with new theoretical developments in security analyses, emerging experimental studies of QPV systems, and recently discovered surprising and intriguing connections to topics in quantum gravity. A workshop on QPV will be held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
The workshop will cover topics related to all aspects of QPV, including, but not limited to:
 Theoretical developments related to the security of QPV schemes, including development or refinement of security models, proofs of security within given models, tradeoffs between security and efficiency, and Experimental studies of QPV and theoretical work aimed at developing practical QPV schemes.
 QPV’s relationship to other cryptographic tasks and primitives.
 QPV’s relationship to holography and quantum gravity.
Territorial Land Acknowledgement
Perimeter Institute acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples.
Perimeter Institute is located on the Haldimand Tract. After the American Revolution, the tract was granted by the British to the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as compensation for their role in the war and for the loss of their traditional lands in upstate New York. Of the 950,000 acres granted to the Haudenosaunee, less than 5 percent remains Six Nations land. Only 6,100 acres remain Mississaugas of the Credit land.
We thank the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples for hosting us on their land.

New Frontiers in Machine Learning and Quantum
10 talksCollection Number C22034This workshop will bring together a group of young trendsetters working at the frontier of machine learning and quantum information. The workshop will feature two days of talks, and ample time for participants to interact and form new collaborations in the inspiring environment of the Perimeter Institute. Topics will include machine learning, quantum field theory, quantum information, and unifying theoretical concepts.
Territorial Land AcknowledgementPerimeter Institute acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples.
Perimeter Institute is located on the Haldimand Tract. After the American Revolution, the tract was granted by the British to the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as compensation for their role in the war and for the loss of their traditional lands in upstate New York. Of the 950,000 acres granted to the Haudenosaunee, less than 5 percent remains Six Nations land. Only 6,100 acres remain Mississaugas of the Credit land.
We thank the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples for hosting us on their land.

Cold Atom Molecule Interactions (CATMIN)
22 talksCollection Number C22028In the first edition of the meeting, CATMIN (Cold ATom Molecule INteractions) was a new satellite meeting of ICPEAC devoted to the study of atomic and molecular systems, where longrange interactions and the extreme properties of highly excited electrons produce new physics and lead to new technologies. CATMIN's objective is to strengthen the links between cold atom physics, molecular physics, chemistry and condensed matter physics, so that new concepts and breakthroughs can emerge. Ions, atoms and molecules are naturally made quantum systems that can be controlled with light and low frequency electromagnetic fields, thus lending themselves to precision investigations and use in quantum technologies. The second CATMIN conference will be held a few days before the ICAP, which is a major conference in AMO physics, with the idea that scientists can attend both meetings. The CATMIN meeting will be a twoday conference held at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, ON, centered on Rydbergatom physics, cold ion physics and the interplay between these experimental platforms. Rydberg atom physics is experiencing a renaissance due to the application of the exaggerated properties of highly excited atoms for quantum information and quantum simulation. Rydberg states can even be observed in solids which is a subject of increasing interest. Cold ions, similarly, are exciting for quantum simulation and computing, becoming one of the central platforms in the race to build a quantum computer. Many exciting developments are also in progress in the area of coldmolecules. Longrange interactions open up fields of research such as the photoassociation of cold atoms to form ultracold molecules, and the excitation of Rydberg molecules demonstrating novel kinds of molecular bonding. Strong longrange interactions in all the systems permit the investigation of the fewbody and manybody regimes, including the few to manybody transition. The conference aims to share the latest developments and results in these exciting fields among the various ICAP communities as well as the broader physics and chemistry communities. Overall, the conference can forward quantum science and the application of quantum science, which furthers these fields of research by concentrating interest to attract people and resources to the field.
Sponsorship for this event has been provided by:
Perimeter Institute will make every effort to host the conference as an inperson event. However, we reserve the right to change to an online program to align with changes in regulations due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Territorial Land Acknowledgement
Perimeter Institute acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples.
Perimeter Institute is located on the Haldimand Tract. After the American Revolution, the tract was granted by the British to the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as compensation for their role in the war and for the loss of their traditional lands in upstate New York. Of the 950,000 acres granted to the Haudenosaunee, less than 5 percent remains Six Nations land. Only 6,100 acres remain Mississaugas of the Credit land.
We thank the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples for hosting us on their land.

Quantum Information 2021/2022
10 talksCollection Number C22016We will review the notion of entanglement in quantum mechanics form the point of view of information theory, and how to quantify it and distinguish it from classical correlations. We will derive Bell inequalities and discuss their importance, and how quantum information protocols can use entanglement as a resource. Then we will analyze measurement theory in quantum mechanics, the notion of generalized measurements and quantum channels and their importance in the processing and transmission of information. We will introduce the notions of quantum circuits and see some of the most famous algorithms in quantum information processing, as well as in quantum cryptography. We will also talk about the notion of distances and fidelity between states from the point of view of information theory and we will end with a little introduction to the notions of relativistic quantum information. 
Quantum Gravity 2020
22 talksCollection Number C20031 
PSI 2019/2020  Relativistic Quantum Information Part 1
4 talksCollection Number C20013PSI 2019/2020  Relativistic Quantum Information Part 1 
Indefinite Causal Structure
26 talksCollection Number C19049There has been a surge of interest in indefinite causal structure the idea that cause and effect can no longer be sharply distinguished. Motivated both by experimentation with quantum switches and quantum gravity there can be situations in which there is no matterofthefact as to what the causal structure of spacetime is. This meeting will bring together workers in Quantum Foundations and Quantum Gravity in both theoretical experimental physics to discuss the state of the art of current research and set new directions for this emerging subdiscipline.

Symmetry, Phases of Matter, and Resources in Quantum Computing
16 talksCollection Number C19048Our conference covers three related subjects: quantum faulttolerance magic states and resource theories and quantum computational phases of matter. The linking elements between them are (a) on the phenomenological side the persistence of computational power under perturbations and (b) on the theory side symmetry. The latter is necessary for the working of all three. The subjects are close but not identical and we expect crossfertilization between them.Fault tolerance is an essential component of universal scalable quantum computing.However known practical methods of achieving fault tolerance are extremely resource intensive. Distillation of magic states is in the current paradigm of faulttolerance the costliest operational component by a large margin. It is therefore pertinent to improve the efficiency of such procedures study theoretical limits of efficiency and more generally to establish a resource theory of quantum state magic. During the workshop we will focus on a fundamental connection between faulttolerant protocols and symmetries.``Computational phases of matters are a surprising link between quantum computation and condensed matter physics. Namely in the presence of suitable symmetries the ground states of spin Hamiltonians have computational power within the scheme of measurementbased quantum computation and this power is uniform across physical phases. Several computationally universal phases have to date been discovered. This subject is distinct from the above but linked to them by the feature of persistence of computational power under deformations and deviations.

Boundaries and Defects in Quantum Field Theory
21 talksCollection Number C19035Boundaries and defects play central roles in quantum field theory (QFT) both as means to make contact with nature and as tools to constrain and understand QFT itself. Boundaries in QFT can be used to model impurities and also the finite extent of sample sizes while interfaces allow for different phases of matter to interact in a controllable way. More formally these structures shed light on the structure of QFT by providing new examples of dualities and renormalization group flows. Broadly speaking this meeting will focus on three areas: 1) formal and applied aspects of boundary and defect conformal field theory from anomalies and ctheorems to topological insulators 2) supersymmetry and duality from exact computations of new observables to the construction of new theories and 3) QFT in curved space and gravity from holographic computations of entanglement entropy to ideas in quantum information theory. Registration for this event is now open.