Information & Physics Seminar - FS15


Time Room Professor

Friday, 15-17 HG E 21 → Stefan Wolf

Subject of this seminar

In this seminar, topics related to quantum information science, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, information theory and cryptography will be available (2 KP → VVZ 252-4800-00L) for more information. On February 20, an overview on the different topics is given and papers are assigned to the students.

For questions please contact Ämin Baumeler or Stefan Wolf.
For further information see QI FS 15 webpage:

Possible talk subjects


A: The Physical Nature of Information


Name Author(s) Year Link Speaker

[0] On the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox J. S. Bell 1964 PDF 6.3 Joël Rickert

[1] The work value of information
O. Dahlsten, R. Renner, E. Rieper, V. Vedral 2009 PDF 15.5 Tim Linggi

[2] Work recoverable from two-particle information
L. B. Levitin, T. Toffoli 2012 PDF 6.3 Dominik Roos

[3] Simulating physics with computers
R. Feynman 1982 PDF 6.3 Matthias Lanz

[4] The physical nature of information / Irreversibility and heat generation in the Computing Process R. Landauer 1964 / 1961 PDF / PDF 6.3 Rafael Wampfler

[5] Quantum gloves: Physics and information N. Gisin 2004 PDF

[6] Information is not physical R. Alicki 2014 PDF

[7] Thermodynamics of computation / Conservative logic
C. Bennett / E. Fredkin, T. Toffoli
1980 / 1982
PDF / PDF
13.3 Jonathan Maurer

[8] Reversible computing T. Toffoli 1980 PDF 13.3 Fabio Banfi

[9] NP-complete problems and physical reality S. Aaronson
2005
PDF 13.3 Balz Guenat



B: Information and the Arrow-of-Time Problem


Name Author(s) Year Link Speaker

[10] The end of time / The emergence of time and its arrow from timelessness J. B. Barbour
1999 / 1994 "The end of time" * / PDF 13.3 Fabienne Christen

[11] The direction of time H. Reichenbach
1971 "The direction of time" * 20.3 Matthias Lei

[12] Complexity in the universe C. H. Bennett
1994 PDF 20.3 Jonas Kuratli

[13] Demonic heat engines B. W. Schumacher
1994 PDF 20.3 Marc Züst

[14] Which processes satisfy the second law? T. M. Cover
1994 PDF 20.3 Melanie Hüsser

[15] Causal asymmetry from statistics S. Lloyd
1994 PDF 27.3 Jonas Purtschert

[16] "Time" replaced by quantum correlations W. K. Wootters
1984 PDF 27.3 Samuel Steffen

[17] Is time asymmetry logically prior to quantum mechanics? W. K. Wootters
1994 PDF 27.3 Andrea Canonica

[18] Evolution und Entropiewachstum C. F. von Weizäcker
1972 PDF 27.3 Urs Müller

[19] Three approaches to the quantitative definition of information A. N. Kolmogorov
1965 PDF 17.4 David Chettrit



C: Information and Quantum Physics


Name Author(s) Year Link Speaker

[20] Cost of exactly simulation quantum entanglement with classical communication / Communication cost of simulating Bell correlations B. Brassard, R. Cleve, A. Tapp / D. Bacon, B. Toner 1999 / 2003 PDF / PDF

[21] Quantum pseudo-telepathy and the Kochen-Specker theorem R. Renner, S. Wolf 2004  PDF / A. Peres: "Quantum Theory" *

[22] No quantum advantage for nonlocal computation N. Linden, S. Popescu, A. J. Short, A. Winter 2006 PDF 17.4 Roman Willi

[23] Information causality as a physical principle M. Pawlowski, T. Paterek, D. Kaszlikowski, V. Scarani, A. Winter, M. Zukowski 2009 PDF 17.4 Martin Bandomir

[24] A limit on nonlocality in any world in which communication complexity is not trivial G. Brassard, H. Buhrman, N. Linden, A. Methot, A. Tapp, F. Unger 2005 PDF 17.4 Pragnaya Alatur

[25] A glance beyond the quantum model / PR-Box correlations have no classical limit M. Navascues, H. Wunderlich / D. Rohrlich 2009 / 2014 PDF / PDF 29.5 Gregory Banfi



D: Quantum Cryptography


Name Author(s) Year Link Speaker

[26] Quantum cryptography: Public key distribution and coin tossing / Quantum cryptography based on Bell's theorem C. H. Bennett, G. Brassard / A. Ekert 1984 / 1991 PDF / PDF 8.5 Marc Tanner

[27] No signaling and quantum key distribution J. Barrett, L. Hardy, A. Kent 2005 PDF 24.4 Chen-Da Liu Zhang

[28] Unconditionally secure bit commitment A. Kent 1998 PDF 24.4 Hovhannes Hambardzumyan

[29] Unconditionally secure quantum bit commitment is impossible D. Mayers 1996 PDF 24.4 Melina Wertnik

[30] Free randomness can be amplified R. Colbeck, R. Renner 2012 PDF

[31] Random numbers certified by Bell's theorem S. Pironio, A. Acin, S. Massar, A. Boyer de la Giroday, D. N. Matsukevich, P. Maunz, S. Olmschenk, D. Hayes, L. Luo, T. A. Manning, C. Monroe 2009 PDF

[32] The black paper of quantum cryptography: Real implementation problems V. Scarani, C. Kurtsiefer 2009 PDF 24.4 Ivan Puddu



E: Foundations and Interpretations of Quantum Physics


Name Author(s) Year Link Speaker

[33] Die Logik nicht gleichzeitig entscheidbarer Aussagen E. Specker 1960 PDF 8.5 Raphael Haslebacher

[34] Specker's parable of the over-protective seer: A road to contextuality, nonlocality and complementarity Y. C. Liang, R. W. Spekkens, H. M. Wiseman 2011 PDF

[35] What does an experimental test of quantum contextually prove or disprove? A. Winter 2014 PDF

[36] Non-locality is transitive / A tripartite quantum state violating the hidden influence constraints S. Coretti, E. Hänggi, S. Wolf / T. J. Barnea, J. D. Bancal, Y. C. Liang, N. Gisin 2011 / 2013 PDF / PDF

[37] Quantum nonlocality without entanglement C. Bennett, D. DiVincenzo, C. Fuchs, T. Mor, E. Rains, P. Shor, J. Smolin, W. Wootters 2008 PDF

[38] The two Bell's theorems of John Bell H. M. Wiseman 2014 PDF

[39] Hidden variables and the two theorems of John Bell N. D. Mermin 1993 PDF 8.5 Tobias Kiefer

[40] Copenhagen computation: How I learned to stop worrying and love Bohr N. D. Mermin 2003
PDF 8.5 Cédric Bürke

[41] Nonlocality for two particles without inequalities for almost all entangled states L. Hardy 1993
PDF

[42] A unified view on Hardy's paradox and the CHSH inequality L. Mancinska, S. Wehner 2014
PDF

[43] On nonlocality as a resource theory and nonlocality measures J. de Vicente 2014
PDF

[44] La nouvelle cuisine J. S. Bell 1990 PDF 15.5 Patrick Misteli

[45] Bertlmann's socks and the nature of reality J. S. Bell 1981 PDF 15.5 Qifang Marie Woon

[46] Six possible worlds of quantum mechanics J. S. Bell 1986 PDF 15.5 Kieran Nirkko

[47] Against 'measurement' J. S. Bell 1989 PDF

[48] Free-will theorem J. Conway, S. Kochen 2006 PDF 29.5 Adrian van Schie

[49] On the reality of the quantum state M. F. Pusey, J. Barrett, T. Rudolph 2012 PDF

[50] In defense of the epistemic view of quantum states: A toy theory R. Spekkens 2004 PDF

[51] Is a system's wave function in one-to-one correspondence with its elements of reality? R. Colbeck, R. Renner 2012 PDF

[52] What Bell did T. Maudlin
2014 PDF

[53] Three measurement problems T. Maudlin
1995 PDF 22.5 Dorela Kozami

[54] Loopholes in Bell inequality tests of local realism J.-A. Larsson
2014 PDF

[55] "Relative state" formulation of quantum mechanics H. Everett
1957 PDF 22.5 Christopher Signer

[56] One world versus many: The inadequacy of Everettian accounts of evolution, probability, and scientific confirmation A. Kent 2009 PDF

[57] The interpretation of quantum mechanics: Many worlds or many words? M. Tegmark 1997 PDF

[58] The fabric of reality D. Deutsch 1997 "The fabric of reality" * 22.5 Frédéric Vogel

[59] Can free will emerge from determinism in quantum theory? G. Brassard, P. Raymond-Robichaud 2012 PDF 29.5 Dominik Bruggisser

[60] The cellular automaton interpretation of quantum mechanics Gerard 't Hooft 2014 PDF 22.5 Lucas Böttcher



F: Biology and Quantum Physics


Name Author(s) Year Link Speaker

[61] Quantum physics meets biology M. Arndt, T. Juffmann, V. Vedral 2009 PDF



*) hardcopy available in the seminar on February 20.