The goal of the project is to develop a working group around "new quantum information theory" from viewpoint of "categorification," motivated by the application of Jones polynomial on topological quantum information.

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Lecture Series "Quantum Error Correction and Knot Homology"

Invited Speaker: Benjamin Audoux (I2M, AMU)

Abstract: The goal of these lectures is to show how topological tools can be used to deal with quantum error correction. The first lecture will be an introduction to classical error correction, that is how computers encode messages so that it can detect and correct a reasonable number of errors occuring during a transmission. The second lecture will present a similar process in the realm of quantum computers, and a focus will be given in the case of CSS codes and the relationship between CSS codes and chain complexes. In the light of the previous lecture, the last one will describe several topology-flavoured error correcting quantum codes.

References: 

On classical codes :

- F.J. MacWilliams and N.J.A. Sloane, The Theory of Error Correcting Codes, North-Holland Mathematical Library, Vol. 16. Amsterdam etc.: North- Holland (Elsevier)


On quantum codes :

- A.R. Calderbank and P.W. Shor, Good quantum error-correcting codes exist, Phys. Rev. A 54 (1996), Article Id. 1098

- A. Steane, Multiple particle interference and quantum error correction, Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A 452 (1996), 2551–2577

- J. Preskill, Quantum information and computation, www.theory.caltech.edu/~prekill/ph229/


On applications of topology to quantum codes :

- A.Y. Kitaev, Fault-tolerant quantum computation by anyons, Ann. Physics 303 (2003), 2–30

- M.H. Freedman, D.A. Meyer, and F. Luo, Z2-systolic freedom and quantum codes, in Ch. Goong and R. K. Brylinski (eds.) Mathematics of quantum computation. Compu- tational Mathematics Series. Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2002, 287–320

- B. Audoux, An application of Khovanov homology to quantum codes, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré D 1 (2014), no. 2, 185–223

- S. Bravyi and M.B. Hastings, Homological product codes,  inT OC’14—Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing. Held in New York, May 31–June 3, 2014. ACM Press, New York, 2014, 273–282

- B. Audoux and A. Couvreur, On tensor product of CSS codes, Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré D 6 (2019), no. 2, 239–287

- M.B. Hastings, J. Haah and R. O'Donnell, Fiber Bundle Codes: Breaking the N1/2polylog(N) Barrier for Quantum LDPC Codes, arXiv:2009.03921

Lectures via Zoom​

Abstract: The goal of these lectures is to show how topological tools can be used to deal with quantum error correction. The first lecture will be a introduction to classical error correction, that is how computers encode messages so that it can detect and correct a reasonable number of errors occurring during a transmission. The second lecture will present a similar process in the realm of quantum computers, and a focus will be given in the case of CSS codes and the relationship between CSS codes and chain complexes. In the light of the previous lecture, the last one will describe several topology-flavoured error correcting quantum codes.

November 26, 2020 (Thu.)
9:30~11:00

Lecture 1 : Introduction to classical error correction

December 10, 2020 (Thu.)
9:30~11:00

Lecture 2 : Introduction to quantum error correction

December 17, 2020 (Thu.)
9:30~11:00

Lecture 3 : Examples of topology-inspired CSS codes

Organizers:
Noboru Ito (NIT, Ibaraki College)
Ryoma Kobayashi (NIT, Ishikawa College)
Natsumi Oyamaguchi (Shumei University)
Takuya Ukida (NIT, Anan College)
Jun Yoshida (U. Tokyo)

 

Khovanov-Rozansky homology seminar

Invited speaker:Jun Yoshida (U. Tokyo)
Reference:J. Rasmussen, "Some differentials on Khovanov–Rozansky homology"
(Geom. Topol., Volume 19, Number 6 (2015), 3031-3104) 
Lectures via Zoom

October 15, 2020
14:30~16:00

Khovanov-Rozansky homology seminar Part 1: I

October 22, 2020
15:30~17:00

Khovanov-Rozansky homology seminar Part 1: II

October 29, 2020
15:30~17:00

Khovanov-Rozansky homology seminar Part 1: III

November 19, 2020
14:00~17:00

Knovanov-Rozansky homology seminar Part 2: I

Nomber 25, 2020
14:00~17:00

Khovanov-Rozansky homology seminar Part 2: II

December 2, 2020
14:00~17:00

Khovanov-Rozansky homology seminar Part 2: III

December 9, 2020
14:00~17:00

Khovanov-Rozansky homology seminar Part 2: IV

Organizers:
Noboru Ito (NIT, Ibaraki College)
Ryoma Kobayashi (NIT, Ishikawa College)
Natsumi Oyamaguchi (Shumei University)
Takuya Ukida (NIT, Anan College)
Jun Yoshida (U. Tokyo)

 

Quantum Error-correction code/
Topological Quantum Information

Lectures via Zoom

October 6, 2020
15:15~

Quantum Error-correction code/
Topological Quantum Information I

October 13, 2020
16:00〜

Quantum Error-correction code/
Topological Quantum Information II

Organizers:
Noboru Ito (NIT, Ibaraki College)
Jun Yoshida (U. Tokyo)