Quantum Information Processing (QIP) is a rapidly developing field of research spanning both physics and computer science. As the name implies, the field extends information processing (including computing and cryptography) to physical regimes where quantum effects become significant.

QIP 2011 was the fourteenth workshop on theoretical aspects of quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information in a series that started in Aarhus in 1998 and was held 2010 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. QIP 2011 featured a tutorial programme, invited talks, contributed talks, and a poster session. In addition, there was a rump session with short informal talks.

Plenary speakers:

  • Fernando Brandão (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Sergey Bravyi (IBM Yorktown Heights)
  • Omar Fawzi (McGill University Montreal)
  • Serge Fehr (CWI Amsterdam)
  • Andrew Lutomirski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • John Martinis (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Ashley Montanaro (University of Cambridge)
  • Oded Regev (Tel Aviv University)
Tutorial Programme:
  • Patrick Hayden (McGill University Montreal): Quantum information theory via decoupling
  • Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO Barcelona): Optical lattices and quantum simulations
  • Ben Reichardt (IQC, University of Waterloo): Quantum query complexity

Public Lecture:

Charles H. Bennett (IBM Research, USA) gave a public lecture, "Information is Quantum", at Singapore Management University, on Wednesday 12 January, 5pm.


  • Videos of the recorded lectures, as well as lecture slides, are available in the scientific programme
  • Also check out the Photos section for QIP 2011 group photos and contributed conference photos.

Centre for quantum technologies National University of Singapore