Quantum Seminars at the University of South Carolina



Informal seminars that encourage learning, collaboration, and social activities between the participants, are currently held in-person on Fridays 2:15pm to 3:15 pm in LeConte 348. Regular participants include graduate students and faculty from the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.

Date: 2/3/2023.
Speaker: George Androulakis
Title: Relative entropy via distribution of observables
Abstract: The Umegaki relative entropy is an important tool in quantum information. The distribution of an observable with respect to a state is an important tool in quantum probability. We show how the first can be described via the second. The talk is based on joint work with Tiju Cherian John and can be found in https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.01964
Seminar notes:

Date: 1/27/2023.
Speaker: George Androulakis
Title: Classical and Quantum Divergences
Abstract: We will overview classical and quantum divergences, and we will give a method for computing quantum divergences based on their classical counterparts. The talk will be based on joint work with Tiju Cherian John and can be found in https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.01964
Seminar notes: Blog post.

Dates: 11/18 and 12/2 in 2022.
Speaker: Tiju Cherian John
Title: Violation of Bell's Inequality: A Quantum Probabilistic Take
Abstract: We review the probabilistic underpinning of quantum mechanics as envisioned by John von Neumann and discuss a quantum mechanical example violating Bell's inequality.
Seminar notes: Miro board.

Dates: 10/28, 11/4 and 11/11 in 2022.
Speaker: George Androulakis.
Title: Bell's inequality
Abstract: We will discuss the work of John Stewart Bell. Especially we are interested in Bell's 1964 article On the Einstein Podolsky Rosen paradox. Aspect, Clauser and Zeilinger played pioneering role in demonstrating a variant of Bell's result Because of these works, these three researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on October 4th 2022
Seminar notes: Miro board, Blog post.


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