8. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Workshop organized by:  D. Ellinas and J. Pachos



Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

This workshop will focus on various aspects of Quantum Computation (quantum algorithms for computation and communication; aspects of statistical physics, mathematical problems, performance and complexity questions), and of Quantum Information (quantum measurements questions, classical versus quantum information, quantum multi-particle entanglement, topological considerations, quantum information on graphs, lattices and networks).
The workshop in particular will focus on various types of quantum walks, ranging from their topological versions to their classical counterparts. Quantum walks is a generic name for a large class of procedures or protocols that mimic the conditional behavior of classical random walks within the framework of quantum mechanics. An immediate aim of this effort is the discovery of news modes of statistical performance of quantum walks (QW) in comparison with those of their classical counterparts. Applications of these novel performances span a wide range of topics in the area of Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Science and Technology (QCQIST). This research program, lunched about fifteen years ago, has been fruitfully developed along some main directions that refer to: its mathematical formalism (e.g. QW in graphs, lattices, networks, CP maps and unitary dilations, topological QW for (non)abelian anyons, braid group, quantum doubles); its achievement of novel results (e.g. speed up diffusion rates, missing times, hitting times, improving complexity figures of merit); its applications (in entanglement and decoherence studies, in quantum algorithms, in coherent transportation, in state transfer, in quantum dynamics; in photosynthetic light harvesting); its physical implementations (of topological QW in optical lattices, in condensed matter systems, in linear-optics systems).

Contributions to this workshop should present new and important results, concerning any of the outlined general and focusing directions. Thorough reviews for various parts of the subject will also be welcome. The purpose of the workshop is to communicate novel ideas and to explore new research paths in the broader interface of fields of Statistical Physics and QCQIST.


SigmaPhi Prize

The SigmaPhi Prize for 2017 will be awarded during SigmaPhi2017 Conference to Ralf Metzler, David Mukamel and Stefano Ruffo.

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School of Statistical Physics

New Trends in StatPhys: Organized by G. Caldarelli and G. Kaniadakis

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EPS Young Researcher Grants

The Organizing Committee of the SigmaPhi 2017 International Conference is very please to inform that the EPS Young Researcher Grants have been assigned

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Elsevier lectures

The publishing company Elsevier sponsors two lectures

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Springer Nature Lectures

The publishing company Springer Nature sponsors three lectures

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EPS-SNP Meeting

The summer board meeting of the European Physical Society - Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (EPS-SNP) will be held during the SigmaPhi2017 Conference

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SigmaPhi2017 Europhysics Conference

The European Physical Society (EPS) has recognized the SigmaPhi2017 as Europhysics Conference.

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1. Kappa Distributions and Statistical Mechanics

Workshop organized by: G. Livadiotis, P. Yoon and K. Dialynas

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2. Statistical Physics for the Digital Economy

Workshop organized by: T. Aste, G. Caldarelli, T. Di Matteo and G. Livan

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3. Quantum Matter

Workshop organized by: S. Kourtis, D. Ellinas and J. Pachos

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4. Statistical Physics of Environment, Climate and Ecosystems

Workshop organized by: P. Ditlevsen, D. Hristopulos and D. Valenti

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5. Complexity and self-organization in biology and physiology

Workshop organized by: P. Paradisi and R. Metzler

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6. Sociophysics and Econophysics

Workshop organized by: M.L. Bertotti and V. Constantoudis

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Special Sessions

A1. Stochastic Processes in Complex Environments

Special Session organized by: J. Talbot and C. Mejia-Monasterio

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A2. Kinetic Theory and its applications

Special Session organized by: G. Palasanzas and A. Rossani

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A3. Information Geometry

Special Session organized by: D. Johnston, H. Matsuzoe, G. Ruppeiner and T. Wada

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Scientific Sponsors 2017

 Statistical and Nonlinear

Physics Division 

Politecnico di Torino




 Department of Applied

Science and Technology



Roma, Italy

 Technical University of

Crete Chania, Greece

 Aristotele University of

Thessaloniki, Greece

N.C.S.R. Demokritos

Athens, Greece

Italian National Institute

for Nuclear Physics


University of Cagliari




University of Leuven
















Chaos, Solitons

& Fractals


Modern Physics

Letters B


International Journal

of Modern Physics B