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Student AIM Seminar

Date:  Friday, February 23, 2018
Location:  1084 East Hall (4:10 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  The no-cloning theorem and its implications

Abstract:   In our classical world, copying is an easy task: you can copy a string in your favorite text editor when coding; you can make a backup of your files locally or on cloud; you can take notes photos or even videos when you attend a talk (like this one). However, things are very different in the quantum region.

In quantum information, the no-cloning theorem claims that it is impossible create an identical copy of an arbitrary unknown quantum state. It is one of the most interesting yet most profound theorems in quantum information, and it has many implications in various subfields in quantum mechanics.

In this talk, I will first introduce the basics of quantum information, including pure states and unitary/isometry evolutions. Then I will provide a proof of the no-cloning theorem. After that, I will talk about several implications of the no-cloning theorem, including secret sharing, quantum teleportation and information disturbance.

The only prerequisite for this talk is a strong foundation in linear algebra. No background knowledge in quantum information is needed.


Speaker:  Cupjin Huang
Institution:  University of Michigan

Event Organizer:   Audra McMillan


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