Video Library

Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres.  Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.  Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA)PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org. 

  

 

Friday Aug 29, 2008
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Suppose you are given m copies of an unknown n-qubit stabilizer state. How many copies do you need before you can figure out exactly what state it is? Just to specify the state requires about n^2/2 bits, so certainly m is at least n/2. Using only single-copy measurements, we show how to identify the state with high probability using m=O(n^2) copies. If one can make joint measurements, O(n) copies is sufficient.This is joint work with Scott Aaronson.

 

Friday Aug 29, 2008
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I will talk about \'self-testing\' quantum apparatus.

 

Friday Aug 29, 2008
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As became apparent during Koenraad\'s talk, there are some important subleties to concepts like \'flat prior\' and \'uniform distribution\'... especially over probability simplices and quantum state spaces. This is a key problem for Bayesian approaches. Perhaps we\'re more interested in Jeffreys priors, Bures priors, or even something induced by the Chernoff bound! I\'d like to start a discussion of the known useful distributions over quantum states & processes, and I nominate Karol Zyckowski to lead it off.

 

Friday Aug 29, 2008
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Estimation of quantum Hamiltonian systems is a pivotal challenge to modern quantum physics and especially plays a key role in quantum control. In the last decade, several methods have been developed for complete characterization of a \'superopertor\', which contains all information about a quantum dynamical process. However, it is not fully understood how the estimated elements of the superoperator could lead to a systematic reconstruction of many-body Hamiltonians parameters generating such dynamics.

 

Friday Aug 29, 2008
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We report an experiment on reconstructing the quantum state of bright (macroscopic) polarization-squeezed light generated in a birefringent (polarization-maintaining) fibre due to the Kerr nonlinearity. The nonlinearity acts on both H and V polarization components, producing quadrature squeezing; by controlling the phase shift between the H and V components one can make the state squeezed in any Stokes observable.

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