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Want to stay abreast of developments in the field of theoretical physics and broader science? Here you can access the content of some of our past events and presentations delivered by members of the theoretical physics community and other leaders in science.

NITheP Colloquium

“Quantum mechanics in combinatoric algebras, tensor models and Kronecker coefficients”

Dr Sanjaye Rangoolam (QMUL)

16 November 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Colloquium

“Creating the UK National Quantum Technology Programme”

Prof Sir Peter Knight (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London, UK)

& Chair of the UK National Quantum Technology Strategic Advisory Board for UKRI)

2 November 2020, 16h00

ABSTRACT
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NITheP Mini – School

“Introduction to classical and quantum chaos”

Dr Dario Rosa (Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology)

October 2020,  every Tuesday, 14h00

6 October 2020, Lecture 1: Classical chaotic systems: the Lyapunov exponent

13 October 2020, Lecture 2: Moving to the quantum regime: level repulsion

20 October 2020, Lecture 3: Random matrix theory as a universal description of quantum chaos

27 October 2020, Lecture 4: The out-of-time-ordering correlators and quantum Lyapunov exponents

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NITheP Colloquium

“Unveiling the Nature of Dark Matter with Cosmological Observables”

Dr Cora Dvorkin (Harvard University)

26 October 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Colloquium

“Quantum effects in the brain: How much do we know?”

Betony Adams (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

19 October 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Colloquium

“Navigating turbulent waters”

Dr Ashleigh Hutchinson (University of the Witwatersrand & DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences – CoE MaSS)

12 October 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Colloquium

“Quantum computing activities at Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory QuAIL)”

Dr Filip Wudarski (NASA, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab)

5 October 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Webinar

“Compressed Sensing Quantum State Tomography: Qubits to Qudits”

Revanth Reddy (InfoWorks Data)

1 October 2020, 14h00

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NITheP Colloquium

“A Quantum Future of Computation”
Prof Matthias Troyer (Microsoft)
28 September 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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NITheP Colloquium

“Scrambling in Quantum Networks”
Prof Jeff Murugan (UCT)
21 September 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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NITheP Colloquium

“Stochastic Formalism and Simulation of Quantum Dissipative Dynamics”
Prof Jianshu Cao (Professor of chemistry at MIT)
14 September 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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NITheP Colloquium

“On the tunnelling of wave-matter neutron wavepackets, neutron trapping & Neutron life-time”
Prof Malik Maaza (UNESCO UNISA ITL/NRF Africa Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology)
7 September 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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NITheP Mini-School

“Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics”
Dr Sahal Yacoob (UCT)
August 2020, every Tuesday at 16h00 (plus 1 September)

ABSTRACT
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LECTURE NOTES:
4 August: What do we know so far?
18 August: An overview of calculations
25 August: A (continued) overview of calculations
1 September: Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics

 

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Equilibration timescales of isolated quantum systems”
Prof Michael Kastner (Stellenbosch University)
31 August 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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Dr Nina Megier

NITheP WEBINAR:

“Local and non-local master equations”
Dr Nina Megier (University of Milan)
27 August 2020, 14h00 (GMT+2)

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Prof Amanda Weltman

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Fundamental Physics in the Radio Sky”
Prof Amanda Weltman (University of Cape Town)
24 August 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Privacy for the paranoid ones – the ultimate limits of secrecy”
Prof Artur Ekert (University of Oxford and National University of Singapore)
17 August 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Consumer Lending Models”
Prof Kanshukan Rajaratnam (Stellenbosch University)
3 August 2020, 16h00 (GMT+2)

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Prof Freedom Gumedze

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Network meta-analysis with random inconsistency effects and outliers”
Prof Freedom Gumedze (UCT)
27 July 2020

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Dr Garry Kemp

NITheP WEBINAR:

“Lazy Open Quantum Walks”
Dr Garry Kemp (University of Johannesburg)
23 July 2020

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Prof Freedom Gumedze

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Is Deep Learning an RG Flow?”
Prof Robert de Mello Koch (WITS)
20 July 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Reduction in neural complexity and temporal asymmetry due to application of general anaesthesia”

Kavan Modi (Monash University)
9 July 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Classical and quantum processes with random resets”

Prof Hugo Touchette (SU)
18 June 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

Diversity, equity and inclusion in science: transforming the landscape

Prof Azwinndini Muronga (NMU)
15 June 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“Quantum open source software development”

Mark Fingerhuth (Co-founder & Head of R&D, ProteinQure Inc)
12 June 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

Universal spectra of random Lindblad operators

Prof Dariusz Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
28 May 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“How hard will Covid-19 hit South Africa? A story in three parts”

Prof Bruce Bassett (UCT)
25 May 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

A strategy for finding people infected with COVID-19: optimising the efficiency of pooled testing

Prof Wilfred Ndifon and Prof Neil Turok
4 May 2020

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Prof Artur Ekert

NITheP COLLOQUIUM:

“From Nanotech to Living Sensors”

Prof Clarice Aiello (UCLA)
9 April 2020

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