March Meeting Madness

The 2011 APS March meeting deadline for submission of abstracts is today.  Chris Fuchs writes with some stats about current submissions from the topical group on quantum information and in particular the number of quantum foundations talks (a list of foundation-ish talks is listed in the email):

As I write to you, 3200 abstracts have already been submitted for the APS March Meeting, with 140 of those earmarked for the Topical Group on Quantum Information.  Very importantly for quantum foundations, however, 34 of those abstracts (culled from all sessions) can be considered with good justification quantum foundations submissions!!  In other words, at the moment, we’ve got 1% of the whole meeting thinking about the foundations of physics!-

Have a look at some of the titles and speakers below; there are going to be some very good talks at this meeting.  It will be a grand opportunity for everyone in our community to mix and mingle and learn from each other.

Please don’t forget that the abstract submission deadline is tomorrow, November 19, at 5:00 PM EST.

I really encourage everyone who wants to see quantum foundations thrive and be memorable to please submit a talk to this meeting.  Encourage your colleagues and students too.  Let’s build a critical mass.  Your voice will count.

The place to go is:

You must have an APS membership before submitting ($128 regular, $64 for recently completed PhDs, and $0 for students first joining), but you can still submit an abstract even if you don’t have your membership number yet–the instructions at the link explain how to do it.  (It is not necessary, but please do spend the extra $8 to join the Topical Group on Quantum Information, the official home within the APS for quantum foundations research.)


Chris Fuchs

Long Talks:

A Brief Prehistory of Qubits

Benjamin Schumacher

Quantum Information and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: A Story of Mutual Benefit

Anton Zeilinger

Toward a Conceptual Foundation of Quantum Information Processing

Giulio Chribella

On Mutually Unbiased Bases

Berthold-Georg Englert

Quantum States as Probabilities from Symmetric Informationally Complete

Measurements (SICs)

Åsa Ericsson

The Lie Algebraic Significance of Symmetric Informationally Complete Measurements

Steven T. Flammia

Report on the Zeilinger Group SIC and MUB Experiments

Christophe Schaef

States with the Same Probability Distribution for Each Basis in a Complete Set of MUBs

William K. Wootters

Short Talks:

Physics as Information
Giacomo Mauro D’Ariano

Quantum theory cannot be extended
Roger Colbeck, Renato Renner

The quantal algebra and abstract equations of motion
Samir Lipovaca

Scaling of quantum Zeno dynamics in thermodynamic systems
Wing Chi Yu, Li-Gang Wang, Shi-Jian Gu

Mathematical Constraint on Realistic Theories
James Franson

Uncertainty Relation for Smooth Entropies
Marco Tomamichel, Renato Renner

Quaternions and the Quantum
Matthew Graydon

A Linear Dependency Structure Arising from Weyl-Heisenberg Symmetry
Hoan Bui Dang, Marcus Appleby, Ingemar Bengtsson, Kate Blanchfield, Asa Ericsson, Christopher Fuchs, Matthew Graydon, Gelo Tabia

Proofs of the Kochen-Specker theorem based on the 600-cell
P.K. Aravind, Mordecai Waegell, Norman Megill, Mladen Pavicic

Proofs of the Kochen-Specker theorem based on two qubits
Mordecai Waegell, P.K. Aravind

Quantum Theory for a Total System with One Internal Measuring Apparatus
Wen-ge Wang

The thermodynamic meaning of negative entropy
Lidia del Rio, Renato Renner, Johan Aaberg, Oscar Dahlsten, Vlatko Vedral

Pseudo-unitary freedom in the operator-sum representation
Yong Cheng Ou, Mark S. Byrd

Quantum Computational Geodesic Derivative
Howard Brandt

Hardy’s paradox and a violation of a state-independent Bell inequality in time
Alessandro Fedrizzi, Marcelo P. Almeida, Matthew A. Broome, Andrew G. White, Marco Barbieri

Topos formulation of History Quantum Theory
Cecilia Flori

Quantum Darwinism in an Everyday Environment: Huge Redundancy in Scattered Photons
Charles Riedel, Wojciech Zurek

Redundant imprinting of information in non-ideal environments: Quantum Darwinism via a noisy channel
Michael Zwolak, Haitao Quan, Wojciech Zurek

Foundational aspects of energy-time entanglement
Jan-Åke Larsson

A Bigger Quantum Region in Multi-Party Bell Experiments
Matty Hoban, Dan Browne

Qutrits under a microscope
Gelo Noel Tabia

Quantum systems as embarrassed colleagues: what do tax evasion and state tomography have in common?
Chris Ferrie, Robin Blume-Kohout

Modal Quantum Theory
Michael Westmoreland, Benjamin Schumacher

On the Experimental Violation of Mermin’s High-Spin Bell Inequalities in the Schwinger Representation
Ruffin Evans, Olivier Pfister

Measurement backaction and the quantum Zeno effect in a superconducting qubit
Daniel H. Slichter, R. Vijay, Irfan Siddiqi

A derivation of quantum theory from physical requirements
Markus Mueller, Lluis Masanes

And that’s just the “foundation”-ish talks.

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