II Workshop on Quantum Information and Thermodynamics – IIP Natal – 11 to 22/03 (via SPIN off QuBIT)

Official website: https://www.iip.ufrn.br/eventsdetail.php?inf===QTUFFe OVERVIEW During the last decades, the field known as Quantum Thermodynamics has attracted high interest from the scientific community, not only from physicists, but also from computer science and engineering. The recent litereature witnessed a significant increase in the volume of articles on the thermodynamics of small systems, where quantum mechanics become […]

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Talk @UFF, Tiago Mendes (ICTP), Friday Dec. 14th, 11:00

This week’s talk at UFF will be given by Tiago Mendes (ICTP), and its title is “Detecting universal properties of lattice models with entanglement Hamiltonians”. It’ll be next Friday, Dec. 14th, at 11:00 in room A5-01, all are welcome to attend. For an abstract, please see below. Read the rest of this entry »


Talk @UFF, Paola Concha Obando, Friday Dec. 7th, 11:00

This week’s talk at the Infoptics group at UFF will be given by Paola Concha Obando (UFF), with title: “Non-Markovian processes in open quantum systems”. It’ll take place next Friday, Dec. 7th, in room A5-01, at 11:00, all are welcome! For an abstract, please see below. Read the rest of this entry »


Paper by Leandro Aolita (UFRJ/ICTP-SAIFR) published in PRL, highlighted by SBF

Leandro Aolita (UFRJ/ICTP-SAIFR) has just had a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, and highlighted by the weekly SBF bulletin (where you can watch a video of Leandro explaining the results). In this collaboration with researchers from Germany and Poland, Leandro investigates ways to certify that quantum simulators of fermionic systems are behaving correctly. Congratulations!


Quantum mechanics featured in Canal Saúde, Fiocruz’s TV channel

This week a few of us have appeared in TV show Unidiversidade (Canal Saúde – Fiocruz) discussing quantum physics. The show was recorded at Rio’s Planetário, and featured Letícia Palhares (UERJ), Guilherme Temporão (PUC-Rio), Alexandre Cherman (Planetário), Ernesto Galvão (UFF) and Reinaldo de Melo (UFF). For the curious among you: the show is available online here, and is about 25 min long.


Talk @UFF, Victor Avalos (PUC-Lima), Friday Nov. 30th, 11:00

This week’s talk at UFF will be given by Victor Avalos (PUC-Lima), next Friday, Nov. 30th, at 11:00 in room A5-01. Victor’s talk will be on “PR box:  non-locality beyond quantum mechanics”. All are welcome! For an abstract, please see below. Read the rest of this entry »


BCG consulting firm report on business potential of quantum computing

In a recent, freely available report, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), an American consulting firm, advises companies on the business potential of quantum computing over the next decade. To me, the report seems realistic and down-to-earth, avoids the all-too-common overhype, and doesn’t skip over relevant technical issues. There are also hard-to-find details on the amount of funding of different QC start-ups, the level of investment by different governments, etc.

Any opinions? Please comment!