[PAST EVENT] Mathematics Colloquium: Mark Girard (Institute for Quantum Computing and Univ. of Waterloo)
Title: Mathematics of Quantum Entanglement
Abstract: Quantum information theory has emerged at the junction of multiple disciplines, blending concepts and techniques from physics, mathematics, and computer science. At the heart of this new field is the effort to understand and answer the following questions: How is information stored and manipulated in a quantum system, and how well is this information preserved under physical processes? In this talk, I will introduce some key notions in quantum information using mathematical formalism, including quantum states, quantum channels, and quantum entanglement. Some of the mathematical tools needed to understand the problems of detecting and manipulating entanglement will be presented.