CoQuS Colloquium - Giulio Chiribella


On Monday, 4 March 2019,Giulio Chiribella, The University of Hong Kong, will speak about “A second-quantised Shannon theory”




Seminar Talk


Giulio Chiribella

Th University of Hong Kong


"A second-quantised Shannon theory"

Shannon’s theory of information was built on the assumption that the information carriers were classical systems, carrying classical messages and moving along well-defined trajectories in spacetime. Its quantum counterpart, quantum Shannon theory, explores scenarios in which the messages can be quantum, but their trajectories in spacetime are still classical. Quantum Shannon theory can be regarded as a first quantisation of Shannon’s information theory, where the internal state of the information carriers is quantised, but the motional degrees of freedom are treated as classical. In this talk I will discuss a second level of quantisation, where not only  the information carriers, but also the path along which information travels can be in a quantum superposition. I will present several examples of this extended scenario, discussing different  ways in which second-quantised communication protocols can achieve tasks that are impossible  in conventional quantum Shannon theory.


Monday, 4 March,2018
16:30 get-together with coffe and snacks!


Main Lecutre Hall, TU Wien Atominstitut, Stadionallee 2, 1020 Vienna

The seminar talk will be preceded by a CoQus Student talk at 17:00

Marius Krumm

University of Vienna

"Opening the black box: Angles as measurement settings in Bell experiments"


Hosted by: Philip Walther