Quantum mechanics has led to some revolutionary changes in computing and information processing. Over the past decades, there has been a surge of research, mostly by physicists and computer scientists, on how quantum computers could outperform their classical counterparts. It is becoming apparent, however, that many of the problems considered have mathematical aspects, and a number of questions in combinatorics are arising as the field of quantum information theory matures.

The goal of this workshop is to foster cross-collaboration among mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists, in order to explore the deep connections between quantum information and algebraic graph theory. Researchers from different areas will share their insights on several topics with an emphasis on quantum walks and quantum colourings, and pinpoint worthwhile open problems through discussion. We expect many cutting-edge joint projects during and after this workshop.

Please contact Ada Chan at ssachan@nullyorku.ca if you are interested in attending the workshop. We have limited space remaining. You can also check the Fields Institute webpage for this meeting.

Organizers:
Ada Chan – York University
Gabriel Coutinho – Federal University of Minas Gerais
Krystal Guo – Centre de Recherches Mathématiques
Christino Tamon – Clarkson University
Luc Vinet – Université de Montréal
Hanmeng Zhan – York University