## Douglas Lectures

**Date:** October 2, 2017

**Time:** 4:00PM - 5:00PM

**Location:** Blocker 117

**Speaker:** David Kribs, University of Guelph

**Title:** *Quantum Information: A (Brief) Mathematical Introduction*

**Abstract:** Quantum information is an umbrella term that is used to encompass such topics as quantum computing, quantum cryptography, quantum information theory, quantum error correction, quantum entanglement theory, and quantum information processing. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to as many fundamental topics in quantum information that I can possibly fit into one talk. I'll start by going through the formulation of quantum information from postulates of quantum mechanics, with emphasis on the linear algebra and operator theoretic perspective. Time dependent, I will then touch on aspects of quantum entanglement theory, quantum algorithms and universal sets of unitary gates, quantum error correction, and quantum privacy.