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EPSRC Reference: EP/I032436/1
Title: SUSSP67: International Summer School in Quantum Information and Coherence
Principal Investigator: Jeffers, Professor J
Other Investigators:
Virmani, Dr SS Arnold, Dr AS Oi, Dr DKL
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Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Scheme: Training Schools
Starts: 28 July 2011 Ends: 27 May 2012 Value (£): 52,232
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Quantum Optics & Information
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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SUSSP 67 is a Summer School for junior researchers in Quantum Information and Coherence. Its primary task is to provide training in this topic to PhD students and postdocs in Physics, although it will also provide effective training to researchers in some areas of Computer Science and Mathematics. The School will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 28th July - 9th August 2011, and lasts for 13 days, of which 10 will be teaching days. A cast of internationally-renowned lecturers has been recruited to provide the training via lectures and tutorials.The area of Physics covered by the School is one which will be crucial for 21st century technology. As information processing devices such as chips get smaller, they will naturally be tailored to exploit coherence - a property of systems that relies on their wave-like nature, and which only appears at the microscopic quantum level. Quantum information exploits this coherence property, and others such as entanglement exhibited by quantum systems, to provide a new ways of exchanging and processing information. Quantum key distribution can in principle guarantee that information transfer is secure, and has resulted in security products which are now at market. Useful quantum information processing is a more difficult challenge, but the potential benefits to society are large, as computers based on the laws of quantum physics can tackle tasks of a complexity not thought possible using standard computers.
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