Symposium in honour of Gilles Brassard & Charles Bennett
Charles Bennett (IBM Research) and Gilles Brassard (Université de Montréal) were awarded the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the world’s largest science prize, for their foundational work in quantum information. In honour of this prize, we are organising a symposium at the KNAW (The Trippenhuis in Amsterdam) on 14 November 2022, from 19.00 –21.00, where both Gilles Brassard and Charles Bennett will speak.
Until November 2022, Brassard performs as ‘Turing Chair for Quantum Software’ at UvA, and he is hosted at QuSoft at NWO institute CWI.
Date: 14 November 2022, 19.00 – 21.00.
Venue: KNAW, The Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
Moderator: Harry Buhrman
19.00 Welcome and introduction, Harry Buhrman, Professor at UvA, Group Leader at CWI, Director at QuSoft
19.05 Stacey Jeffery, Senior Researcher at CWI & QuSoft-Quantum Computing: The Next Quantum Revolution
19.30 Charles Bennett – Physicist, IBM Fellow at IBM Research –Quantum Information for Beginners
20.00 Barbara Terhal, Professor Quantum Information Theory at QuTech –The unreasonable effectiveness of quantum theorists in experimental physics
20.30 Gilles Brassard, Professor of Computer Science, Université de Montreal and QuSoft Turing Chair holder –Quantum Cryptography, Past, Present and Future
22.00 End of the event