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EPSRC Reference: EP/K015478/1
Title: Quantum Mathematics and Computation
Principal Investigator: Abramsky, Professor S
Other Investigators:
Kremnizer, Professor YK coecke, Professor B Douglas, Dr C
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr JO Vicary
Project Partners:
Department: Computer Science
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 30 June 2013 Ends: 30 September 2016 Value (£): 935,304
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Algebra & Geometry Fundamentals of Computing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
06 Nov 2012 *ICT* Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The Centre for Quantum Mathematics and Computation will integrate expertise in the Oxford Computer Science and Mathematics departments to tackle the fundamental problem of understanding the mathematical and computational nature of quantum phenomena. Through a distributed research agenda, we will develop a new geometrical language unifying diagrammatic methods in algebraic topology and quantum representation theory with graphical techniques from quantum computation, computational linguistics, and software and hardware design. This language will natively encode the fundamentally continuous, topological nature of the structures arising in these areas, enabling unprecedented advances of both a theoretical and practical kind.

This research effort will be organised into four cross-disciplinary strands, and the research projects of the Centre will address such fundamental problems as the flow of information in quantum protocols, the design of natural language processing platforms, the automated analysis of large unstructured data sets, and the classification of quantum field theories. The resulting integration of knowledge and methods has the potential to transform the practice of computer science and mathematics.

This ambitious, integrated research agenda will be achieved by uniting a robust group of researchers spanning the disciplines of the Centre, and by enabling its members to actively engage with the broader scientific community.
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