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August 15, 2013

Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

Posted by Simon Willerton

Guest post by Bruce Bartlett

The newly-created Centre for Quantum Mathematics and Computation (QMAC) at the University of Oxford is holding an inaugural research workshop from October 1-4, 2013, and you are invited to attend.

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The workshop will have plenary talks by Steve Awodey, John Baez, Alexander Beilinson, Lucien Hardy, Martin Hyland, Dana Scott, Vladimir Voevodsky, and Anton Zeilinger, along with contributed talks and a problem session.

The workshop is one of four Clay Research Workshops occurring in Oxford that week (including one on Number Theory and Physics, and one on Computational Intractability) along with the Clay Research Conference and the conference celebrating the opening of the new Oxford Mathematics building.

A link for registration is available at the QMAC Workshop webpage. There are also webpages on the Clay Research Conference and the New Mathematics Building Opening Conference.

The workshop is funded by the Clay Mathematics Institute and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Inquiries regarding the workshop may be directed to Chris Douglas at cdouglas@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Posted at August 15, 2013 1:02 PM UTC

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Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

Wow, that’s quite a line-up. I wish I could go, but I probably can’t.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on August 15, 2013 2:34 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

It is perhaps worth mentioning that Bruce will be joining the Centre for Quantum Mathematics and Computation in Oxford later in the year. He’ll be there for two years.

Posted by: Simon Willerton on August 15, 2013 3:48 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

I’ll be giving a shorter, more intense version of my talks on spans and the categorified Heisenberg algebra. I’m hoping that by then I’ll have worked out a nice example of how this categorification shows up in physics.

I guess Jamie Vicary will also be there. Who else among us will attend?

Posted by: John Baez on August 21, 2013 8:10 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

I am planning to be there.

I am excited to see the connection quantum theory and type theory getting more attention!

Posted by: Bas Spitters on August 21, 2013 10:06 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

I will also be there.

Posted by: Bruce Bartlett on August 22, 2013 4:08 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

No, I am definitely NOT invited to attend. But I’m not dead yet.

Posted by: Marni on September 2, 2013 11:15 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

Just in case there’s any confusion, only the speakers are ‘invited’. Everyone else is welcome as long as they register (which is free)!

Posted by: Jamie Vicary on September 3, 2013 1:38 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Oxford Workshop in Quantum Mathematics and Computation

We also have some limited funding available, so please send an email and request this if it might be useful for you.

Posted by: Jamie Vicary on September 3, 2013 10:48 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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