»2010 Quantum Conference at Chapman

Monday, February 8, 2010

Morning Session: Signal Amplification with the Aharonov-Bergmann-Lebowitz formulation and the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman effect 

Yakir Aharonov (Chapman) "Intro to Time-symmetric Quantum Mechanics & Weak Measurements" 

Lev Vaidman (Tel Aviv) "Amplification through the use of the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman effect" 

Onur Hosten (Illinois-UC) "Observation of Optical Spin Hall Effect Using Weak Measurements

Aephraim Steinberg (Univ of Toronto) "Weak measurements of single & joint observables applied to interaction-free measurements & single-photon trajectories"

Afternoon Session: Signal Amplification with the Aharonov-Bergmann-Lebowitz formulation and the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman effect (continued) 

Yakir Aharonov Chapman "Intro to Time-symmetric Quantum Mechanics & Weak Measurements II"

Andrew Jordan/John Howell (Univ of Rochester): "Precision Measurements of Phase and Beam Deflection Using Weak Values"      

Discussion: "Constraints on Signal Amplification through the use of the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman effect" (led by Tollaksen)  

Evening Session

Alexander Korotkov (UC Riverside) "Weak measurements in solid state systems: theory & expmt"

Mankei Tsang (MIT) "Optimal Waveform Estimation via Time-Symmetric Quantum Smoothing" 

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Morning Session

Sandu Popescu (Bristol) "Kinematic Non-locality (entanglement) and Dynamical Non-locality" 

Yuval Gefen (Weizmann Institute) "Weak Measurements and Weak Values in Quantum Solid State Systems" 

Parallel Sessions 

Dissussion: (led by Popescu)  “Aharonov-Bergmann-Lebowitz, Pre- and Post-Selection, Weak Measurements and Communication”                            

J. Smith “Quantum Radar Modeling”

Terry Rudolph (Imperial College) "A Photon Cluster State Machine Gun" 

Afternoon Session 

John Martinis (UC Santa Barbara) "Violation of Bell's Inequality in Josephson Junction Phase Qubits" 

Ray Simmonds (NIST Boulder) "Low-loss Superconducting Resonant Circuits"  

Aephraim Steinberg (Univ of Toronto): "Generation & characterization of multi-photon entangled states & applications in metrology & sensing" 

Discussion group (Hans Haucke)  "Generating Entangled Microwave States"

Evening Session: 

Hans Briegel (Innsbruck)   "Cluster and Graph States" (TBC)

Andrew Houck (Princeton) "Generating Single Microwave Photons"

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Morning Session: Multipartite Entangled States

Jon Dowling (LSU) "Methods of Entangling Large Numbers of Photons for Enhanced Phase Resolution"

Sandu Popescu (Bristol) "Bell-type Inequality for Detecting and Producing True N-Body Nonseparability"

Parallel Sessions

Discussion (Dowling): "Large N and Multipartite Entanglement"

Hirokazu Kobayashi (Kyoto University) Geometrical Aspects of Weak Measurements

Alonso Botero (Univ. de los Andes) "Entanglement and the precise inference of joint measurement outcomes for non-commuting observable pairs"

Afternoon Session:  Multipartite Entangled States

Jeff Kimble (Caltech) "Multipartite Entanglement for a Single Excitation Shared Among Multiple Atomic Ensembles"

Jeffrey Shapiro (MIT) "Gaussian-State Quantum Illumination for Improved Detection, Imaging, and Communication" 

Discussion (J Smith): "Quantum Radar – Noise, Sensitivity and Decoherence”  

Evening Session 

Lev Vaidman (Tel Aviv) "Measuring Non-local Phases”   

Mark Dennis (Bristol) "About zero: optical nodes and superoscillation”

Thursday, Feb. 11

Morning Session:  Quantum Enhanced Estimation and Detection

Yakir Aharonov (Chapman) "A New Approach to Decoherence and the Quantum-to-Classical Transition (entanglement from the perspective of the system rather than environment)

Nobuyuki Imoto (Osaka) "Sending Quantum Information into the Past by Measurement"

Parallel Sessions 

Discussion (Armen Gulian): “Solid state generation and detection of entangled states”           

Kazuhiro Yokota (Osaka) "Direct Observation of Hardy's Paradox by Joint Weak Measurement"                                                    

Michael Scheibner (UC Merced)Essential concepts for spin initialization, entanglement, and wavelength shifting of entangled photons with coupled quantum dots”

Afternoon Session:  Quantum Enhanced Estimation and Detection 

Yanhua Shih (UMBC) "Ghost Imaging"

Jeffrey Shapiro (MIT) "Quantum Pulse Compression”

Discussion (John Gray): "Approaches to Quantum Imaging”

Evening Session

Dominic Berry (Waterloo) "Entanglement-Enhanced Measurement of a Completely Unknown Phase" 

Yutaka Shikano (MIT)/A. Hosoya (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Probability and Stochastic Process using Weak Value/Strange weak values  

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