QPL: Quantum Physics and Logic
Thu 27 - Sat 29 Oct 2011
Nijmegen, the Netherlands
The Institute for
Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics and the Department of Computer Science at the Radboud University Nijmegen will host the
8th Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2011).
This event will bring together researchers working on mathematical
foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing and spatio-temporal
causal structures, and in particular those that use logical tools,
ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages,
semantical methods and other computer science methods for the study
physical behaviour in general.
Previous QPL events were held in Ottawa (2003), Turku (2004), Chicago
(2005), Oxford (2006), Reykjavik
Programme, invited speakers
Hans Maassen (Nijmegen) abstract
Urs Schreiber (Nijmegen abstract
Rob Spekkens (Perimeter Institute) abstract
Thursday will be closed with drinks. A workshop dinner will be held
Submission: Abstract Sat 27th Aug. Paper Mon 29th Aug, 12:00 GMT sharp.
Notification of authors: Sep 20
Registration, requests for student support: 3 Oct, 9:00CET
Corrected papers due: Oct 13, 9:00CET
Submission of papers
Prospective speakers are invited to submit a 5-12 page extended
abstract which provides sufficient evidence of results of genuine
interest and provides sufficient detail to allow the program committee
to assess the merits of the work. Submissions of works in progress are
encouraged but must be more substantial than a research proposal. We
both encourage submissions of original research as well as research
submitted elsewhere. Submissions should be prepared using LaTeX, and
must be submitted in PDF format and can be done via easy chair
Extended versions of accepted original research contributions will be
published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
(EPTCS) after the workshop.
List of accepted talks
The QPL proceedings
have been published in EPTCS.
EPTCS 95 Proceedings 8th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic
Published: 1st October 2012 DOI:
10.4204/EPTCS.95 ISSN: 2075-2180
- Samson Abramsky and Shane Mansfield. The Cohomology of
Non-Locality and Contextuality: Preliminary Version (slides)
- James Barratt. On the Automation of Encoding Processes in
the Quantum IO Monad
- Benno Van Den Berg and Chris Heunen. No-go theorems for
functorial localic spectra of noncommutative rings (slides)
- Jacob Biamonte, Stephen R. Clark and Dieter Jaksch. Categorical
Tensor Network States
- Bob Coecke and Chris Heunen. Pictures of complete positivity
in arbitrary dimension (slides)
- Bob Coecke and Raymond Lal. Categorical quantum mechanics
meets the Pavia principles: towards a representation theorem for CQM
- John Corbett. A Topos Theory Foundation for Quantum Mechanics (slides)
- Ugo Dal Lago and Claudia Faggian.On Multiplicative Linear
Logic, Modality and Quantum Circuits
- Timothy Davidson, Simon Gay, Rajagopal Nagarajan and Ittoop
Vergheese Puthoor. Analysis of a Quantum Error Correcting Code
using Quantum Process Calculus (slides)
- Ichiro Hasuo and Naohiko Hoshino. Semantics of Higher-Order
Quantum Computation via Geometry of Interaction (slides)
- Chris Heunen and Sergio Boixo. Completely positive classical
structures and sequentializable quantum protocols (slides)
- Anne Hillebrand. Superdense Coding and Quantum Direct
Communication with GHZ in the ZX-calculus
- Kentaro Honda. Graphical Classification of Entangled Qutrits
- Peter Janotta. Generalizations of boxworld
- Alex Lang and Bob Coecke. Trichromatic Open Digraphs for
Understanding Qubits (slides)
- Jorik Mandemaker and Bart Jacobs. The expectation monad
- Joost Nuiten. Bohrification of local nets of observables
- Robert Raussendorf, Pradeep Sarvepalli, Tzu-Chieh Wei and Poya
Haghnegahdar. Measurement-based quantum computation--a
quantum-mechanical toy model for spacetime? (slides)
- Yun Shang, Xian Lu and Ruqian Lu. Turing machine based on
unsharp quantum logic (slides)
- Susan Stepney, Viv Kendon, Peter Hines and Angelika Sebald. A
Framework for Heterotic Computing
- Steve Vickers, Bertfried Fauser and Guillaume Raynaud. The
Born rule as structure of spectral bundles
- Alexander Wilce. Symmetry and Self-Duality in Categories of
The workshop enjoys support from:
EPSRC Network on Structures at the Interface of Physics and Computer
We encourage participation by graduate students at the workshop.
Students will pay a reduced registration fee. We will also be able to
provide limited financial support to students for travel and
accommodations; if you are interested in this, please email
email@example.com by October 3rd, 9:00 CET.
Please also arrange for a brief letter of recommendation from your
supervisor, to be sent to the same email address before the deadline.
Your supervisor's letter should also state whether you have access to
funding from other sources, and how much.
of all lectures of previous QPLs can be viewed at here
Hotels Atlanta and Apollo are located
near the city center. Hotels Val Monte and Erica are further away, but
located near the forests.
There is also alternative
The workshop will take place in the faculty club/het Kasteeltje
Traveling to Nijmegen.
The most convenient connections are via Amsterdam Schiphol airport.
Schiphol has an internal train station. Alternatively, there are
Ryanair flights to Weeze airport.
From Weeze airport there is a direct (taxi)bus service to Nijmegen. You
are advised to reserve
the taxibus 24h before arriving/leaving.
To use public transportations in Nijmegen you need to buy an "OV
Chipkaart". You can buy one at the train station (using the machines or
by the service desk). It costs 7,5 euros.
Registration fee is E90 to be paid in cash when arriving at the
workshop. Please inform Irma
Haerkens if you plan to attend.