About the Conference:
The conference is aimed at bringing together postgraduate researchers from inside and outside the UK to exchange ideas on the mathematical aspects of relativistic quantum physics. A special focus of this workshop lies on relativistic quantum information (RQI), a relatively young field which combines techniques from quantum field theory, quantum gravity, quantum information and quantum optics. The workshop is structured such that each of the invited speakers gives an introductory lecture (2h) on their area of expertise during the morning sessions, followed by shorter presentations (20 minute talks or posters) by the participants. We aim to create an open and engaging environment to stimulate the exchange of ideas between the different areas mentioned above. In particular, the workshop will give young researchers from different areas the opportunity to establish the necessary interdisciplinary connections to actively participate in research in RQI.
Acknowledgements: Now that our workshop is over we want to thank all the participants again for their participation and enthusiasm. We are also grateful to Gerardo Adesso, Andrea Blackbourn, Mark Fromhold, Karishma Hathlia, David Hawker, Jorma Louko, David Riley (all from University of Nottingham), Daniel Oi (Strathclyde), Bernd Schroers and Daniele Faccio (both at Heriot-Watt) for their support and encouragement. Our thanks go to Mehdi Ahmadi, Luis Barbado, Valentina Baccetti, Ricardo Camões de Oliveira, and Carlos Sabín for their assistance during and after the conference. And last, but not least, we want to thank again our invited speakers, Bob Coecke, Ivette Fuentes, Etera Livine and Tim Ralph. In particular we would like to thank Ivette Fuentes for her generous financial contributions to the conference in the form of the conference prize for the best talks.
We sincerely hope that our conference has provided a scientific and social context that encourages and inspires future collaborations between the participants. We therefore hope that participants might consider including QFGI 2013 in the acknowledgements of any future published work that was inspired by our conference.
Funding: We gratefully acknowledge funding from
We further thank the International Association of Mathematical Physics for their endorsement.
Conference Prizes: Although the decisions were very difficult to make because of the high quality of all the contributions the winners of the prizes for best talk and best poster have been selected.
In the category best talk the committee chose to award the prize jointly to Hal Haggard (Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille) and Michael Skotiniotis (University of Innsbruck). Both will be offered fully subsidised (sponsored by Ivette Fuentes’ EPSRC New Directions Grant) invited talks at the RQI-N 2013 Workshop to be held in Nottingham in June 2013.
The prize in the category best poster presentation goes to Jack Binysh & Felix Pollock (University of Oxford), who presented their poster together. They will share a £100.00 prize sponsored by the IOP Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, and Quantum Control Group.
We congratulate all winners!
Aftermath: We, the organizing committee, are very glad we had the opportunity to host QFGI 2013 in Nottingham and we would enjoy organizing similar events in the future. However, for practical reasons we will not be able to organize such an event ourselves in 2014. If anyone is interested in hosting a postgraduate event in the spirit of QFGI we are glad to be of assistance. Anyone interested in organizing an official follow-up event please contact us.
The presentations and posters of participants and invited speakers will be made available on this website in pdf format (from Thursday 18th of April 2013 onwards).
If you have any queries regarding QFGI 2013 please send your inquiries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Edward Bruschi (University of Leeds)
Nicolai Friis (University of Nottingham)
Antony R. Lee (University of Nottingham)
Sara Tavares (University of Nottingham)
Prof. Bob Coecke (Quantum Logics, University of Oxford)
Dr. Ivette Fuentes (RQI, University of Nottingham)
Dr. Etera Livine (Quantum Gravity, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon)
Prof. Tim Ralph (Quantum Optics, University of Queensland)
QFGI Logo, pictures and sketch of Trent building used with courtesy of artist Mark Lee.