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Date: 2016-07-18 - 2016-07-29
Location: Waterloo, Canada

“It from Qubit” Summer School, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada

In recent years, compelling evidence has emerged that information theory provides a powerful way to structure our thinking about quantum gravity and quantum field theory. In turn, fundamental physics provides new classes of fascinating questions for quantum information theorists to address.

In spite of these exciting developments, high energy physics and quantum information theory remain distinct disciplines and communities, separated by significant barriers to communication and collaboration. This school has been organized by the “It from Qubit” Simons Foundation Collaboration to promote communication and learning between the two research communities. In particular we strongly encourage applications from interested students and junior researchers whose background is limited to either of the two fields but who are interested in reaching across disciplinary boundaries. The school will include both lectures and hands-on tutorials.