KITP: Quantum Physics of Information Program

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Phyiscs (KITP) will hold a program, Quantum Physics of Information, in Santa Barbara from September 18 to December 15, 2017. Applications are now being accepted, and are due by October 2, 2016. More information about the program and a link to the online application are available at

Due to space and financial constraints we may not be able to accommodate everyone who applies. There will also be a conference associated with the program, entitled Frontiers of Quantum Information Physics, held from October 9-13, 2017.

Some of the topics covered in the program are quantum computational complexity in physics and the simulation of physical systems, advances in concepts and methods of quantum information of relevance to many body physics and thermodynamics, as well as the role of quantum information in quantum gravity, field theory, and the foundations of quantum theory.

KITP programs differ from many conferences and workshops in that they are based on long-term visits to foster collaboration and do research on site. For this reason, KITP strongly encourages theorists to stay for as long as possible, with three weeks being the minimum stay for a regular participant. We understand, however, that experimentalists often cannot manage long visits but can have a big impact even in a week, so we can be more flexible for them.

KITP provides office and computing facilities on-site at UC Santa Barbara and provides lodging support to all program participants.

Questions can be directed to the program organizers: Fernando Brandao, Veronika Hubeny, Stephen Jordan, and Renato Renner. Additionally, Daniel Harlow, Patrick Hayden, and John Preskill are the scientific advisors for this program.

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