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Newsletter n°5 / December 2011

by Sebastien_Tanzilli - published on , updated on

Newsletter n°5 / December 2011

Dear all,

The first workshop of the GDR-IQFA took place from the 23rd to the 25th of November 2011 at Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris, and we would like to thank all the numerous participants that made this event a success.

- During three days, we could listen to the recent advances in quantum information, put in context of the thematics identified by the GDR (ARTs). We address special thanks to our invited speakers for their contribution to the scientific excellence of this workshop.

- The PDF versions of the presentations are now available on the website (here), and you will also find on the same page many pictures taken along the three days of the conference. If you took any that you think deserve publication, do not hesitate to send them to us.

- The workshop gathered 120 participants, half of them being PhD students or Post-docs, 20% coming from abroad. We hope that it is just a beginning...

- We could also see during the poster sessions, the lunches, as well as the conference dinner, that many discussions took place. This is very satisfying since promoting scientific discussions and potential partership is one of the prime missions of the GDR

- Regarding the latter point, we are proud to announce the creation of a discussion group on theoretical quantum information related to physics towards reaching, collectively, publishable results. This discussion group is initiated by Perola Milman (ISMO, Université Paris Sud and CNRS), Thomas Coudreau (MPQ, Université Paris Diderot and CNRS), and Frédéric Grosshans (LPQM, ENS Cachan and CNRS), and is supported by the GDR-IQFA. A detailed description of the aim of this new group can be found in the following PDF file. Note that people who are interested in participating to this discussion group are invited to write to Perola Milman before the 10th of January 2012. The first session should take place by the end of January 2012 in Paris.

Discussion-Group_Quantum-Information-Theory_GDR-IQFA

- Finally, let us announce that the next workshop will take place in Grenoble, likely in November 2012.

Once again, we thank you all for your participation and look forward to meeting you soon in Grenoble. Please let us wish you, a bit in advance, a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2012.

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Nicolas Treps & Sébastien Tanzilli