Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Level 5, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ.

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**14.00**
**Entanglement in non-inertial frames and curved spacetime**

Ivette Fuentes-Schuller, University of Hertfordshire

The insight that the world is fundamentally quantum mechanical inspired the development of quantum information theory. However, the world is not only quantum but also relativistic, and indeed many implementations of quantum information tasks involve truly relativistic systems. In this talk I consider relativistic effects on entanglement in flat and curved spacetimes. I will emphasize the qualitative differences to a non-relativistic treatment, and demonstrate that a thorough understanding of quantum information theory requires taking relativity into account. The exploitation of such relativistic effects will likely play an increasing role in the future development of quantum information theory. The relevance of these results extends beyond pure quantum information theory, and applications to foundational questions in cosmology and black hole physics will be presented.

**15.00** **Quantum entangled nano-cantilevers**

Anne Hutter, Heriot-Watt University

**15.30** **Break**

**16.00** **Optical analogue of the event horizon**

Friedrich Koenig, University of St Andrews

I will present the idea and experiments on the concept of an optical analogue to an event horizon with the ultimate goal to generate the analogue of Hawking radiation.

**16.45** **Causal flow - theory and applications**

Elham Kashefi, University of Edinburgh

I will present the notion of flow for graph states and describe how it characterises the following seemingly unrelated concepts: (1) Determinism in measurement-based computing (2) Entanglement in Graph states (3) Sufficient Conditions for Secret Sharing Protocols

**17.30** **End**