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CATEGORIES:SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society
SUMMARY:Verification of Quantum Mechanics - Dr Elham Kashe
fi
DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20101110T200000
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URL:http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/26993
DESCRIPTION:One of the fundamental questions in quantum inform
ation processing is the verification. Can we effic
iently test the validity of quantum mechanics in t
he regime of exponential-dimension Hilbert Space?
Can we efficiently verify using only classical dev
ices - a given quantum technology? The answer is a
lmost yes !\n\nWe show that any quantum computatio
n has an interactive proof with two entangled quan
tum provers and a completely classical verifier an
d also\na single prover with a nearly classical ve
rifier. These results are based on the recently pr
oposed Universal Blind Quantum Computing Protocol
(Broadbent\, Fitzsimons and Kashefi\, FOCS 2009).\
n\nDr Elham Kashefi's current research interests i
nclude: formalising physical computations\, classi
cal cryptography secure against quantum attacks\,
models of quantum computing and their structural r
elations\, and exploring new applications\, algori
thms and protocols for quantum computing.\n\nShe w
as then awarded a four-year junior research fellow
ship at Christ Church College\, Oxford to work on
foundational structures for quantum information an
d computation. During this period she spent 2005 i
n Canada as a post doctoral fellow at the Institut
e for Quantum Computing\, University of Waterloo\,
to work on depth complexity and parallel computin
g. From March 2006 until 2007 she was a visiting s
cientist at MIT\, in the Department of Theoretical
Physics\, exploring the connection between measur
ement-based models\, adiabatic and topological qua
ntum computing.\n\nElham has recently been awarded
a five-year EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship\,
which she will hold at Edinburgh\, to allow her to
focus on measurement-based quantum computing and
its relation to other quantum models.\n\nFollowed
by a wine reception.\n2 pounds entry / FREE for me
mbers
LOCATION:The Plant Science Lecture Theatre on Downing Site
(www.scisoc.com for directions)
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