Quantum Science Colloquium: "What is a quantum Markov chain? A beginner’s look into non-commutative probability theory"

Speaker: Renato Feres, Washington University in Saint Louis

Abstract: For a mathematician, basic quantum theory may be viewed as a generalized (non-commutative) probability theory. The current mathematical research in non-commutative probability and stochastic processes has been greatly influenced by scientific developments in quantum communication and the physics of open quantum systems. In this presentation, I wish to explore a few of the more fundamental ideas in (discrete time, Markovian) quantum stochastic processes, guided by a class of classical Markov chains obtained from elementary mechanical systems.

Host: John McCarthy

Tea will be served @ 3:30pm in Cupples I, room 200.