4pm - 5pm BST
Wednesday 14 July 2021
The physics of can and can’t
This talk will describe the foundations of a programme to extend the quantum theory of computation beyond quantum theory itself, based on the recently proposed constructor theory.
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This seminar is by invitation only. A Zoom link will be sent to participants before the event.
- Chiara Marletto
The theory of quantum computation has brought us rapid technological developments, together with remarkable improvements in how we understand quantum theory. Chiara will describe the foundations of a programme to extend the quantum theory of computation beyond quantum theory itself, based on the recently proposed constructor theory, and explain a recent application of this new approach to the problem of testing quantum effects in gravity.
Chiara Marletto is a research fellow in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. Her research is in the quantum theory of computation, information theory, thermodynamics, condensed-matter physics and quantum biology. She has recently proposed generalisation of the quantum theory of information - constructor theory — to address issues at the foundations of the theory of control and causation in physics.
Chiara has recently written a popular science book inspired by her research, The Science of Can and Can’t.
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