COLLOQUIUM
Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
 
 


The formal colloquium of the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences it the main ongoing periodic series of lectures in physics and related science, of interest to members of the Institute. It is held from 1977. Colloquium speakers are primarily domestic and foreign scholars of established reputation, but also less-known physicists with remarkable and current scientific achievements. The colloquium is held once a month from September to June, usually at 3:15 PM on the last Tuesday of the month in the Auditorium of the Institute of Physics. Colloquia are open to the public, and are preceded by a coffee/the reception at the Institute.

For future information about the colloquia, pleace contact Prof. Dr. hab. Tomasz Dietl (dietl@ifpan.edu.pl), current chairman of the colloquium committee.

NOTICE OF NEXT COLLOQUIUM ORGANIZED BY INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PAS
WITH CENTER FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS PAS


We are pleased to announce that on May 30th 2017 (Tuesday) at 15:15 in the Institute of Physics, in the L. Sosnowski's auditorium will be held colloquium of the Institute of Physics PAS, in which:

Prof. Dr. Antonio Acín

from ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, will give a lecture entitled:

Quantum information theory with black boxes

We cordially invite to attend the colloquium and please to inform other interested persons. Before the colloquium, at 14:45, participants are welcome for coffee, tea and biscuits.

  Colloquium Committee




Abstract


      Device-independent quantum information processing represents a new framework for quantum information applications in which devices are just seen as quantum black boxes processing classical information. This level of abstraction makes device-independent protocols especially relevant for cryptographic applications, as existing quantum hacking attacks become impossible. After introducing the key ideas and concepts needed for the definition of the device-independent scenario, we review the main results and open questions and discuss how this new approach also sheds light on fundamental questions in quantum physics.