Quantum non-Markovianity by Prof. Nadja Bernardes - April 22-26, 2019

Prof. Nadja Bernardes from UFPE will teach a 1 week mini-course on Quantum non-Markovianity @ IFUSP between 22 and 26 of april, 2019. This is a graduate-level course for which students may earn credits by enroling. 

Lecture notes:
 - Lectures 1 and 2.pdf
 - Lectures 3, 4 and 5.pdf


Collisional models:

Non-Markoviniaty in collisional models:

Where: Seminar room @ Ed. Alessandro Volta, Bloco C, IFUSP. 

When: Lectures everyday, from 22/04 to 26/04, from 9:30 to 11:30. 

Goal: We hope in this course to characterize the dynamics of open quantum systems, especially non- Markovian dynamics. Am overview of the area will be presented, aiming at applying such dynamics in the context of quantum information processing. We will study tools commonly explored in the area as collisional models. In addition, we intend to show also some of the experiments that have been implemented inspired by this theory. 

Justification: No physical system is completely isolated. Understanding how open quantum systems evolve is important as a fundamental question. Besides, we know that important properties for the processing of quantum information, such as entanglement, will be degraded due to this inevitable interaction between system and environment. However, in some non-Markovian dynamics, such properties can be recovered during the process, making such dynamics attractive for quantum information protocols.

Previous knowledge assumed: General notions of quantum mechanics, including Dirac notation and density matrix formalism. 


- Lecture 1: Introduction; classical stochastic processes and Markovianity; dynamics of open quantum systems (maps and master equations).
 - Lecture 2: Measures and witnesses of non-Markovianity.
 - Lecture 3: Collisional models.
 - Lecture 4: Non-Markovian Experiments.
 - Lecture 5: Non-Markovianity for continuous variables systems.

Short bio of Prof. Nadja Bernardes:

Prof. Bernardes did her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (2012), under the supervision of Prof. Peter van Loock. She is currently an adjoint professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, acting in the fields of quantum optics and quantum information. 

This course is funded by the graduate-program at IFUSP and is a part of an initiative to promote short courses on advanced research topics, taught by experts from other institutions in Brazil and abroad.  

 © Gabriel Teixeira Landi 2018