EVENTS HOSTED IN 2020

We hosted many events and presentations in 2020, which were delivered by members of the theoretical physics community and other leaders in science. You can access the content of these events and presentations below.

NITheP Webinar
“Markovian approximation of non-Markovian dynamics in all orders of perturbation theory”

Dr Alexander Teretenkov (Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences)
17 December 2020, 14h00

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NITheP Colloquium
“Evolution of the fragmentation region in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions”

Dr Mawande Lushozi (University of Washington)
14 December 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Colloquium
“The Observer and the World: Does Science describe the Universe?”

Prof Gershon Kurizki (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
8 December 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Colloquium
“Towards Quantum Advance in the Financial Service Sector”

Dr Stefan Woerner (IBM Research)
30 November 2020, 16h00

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NITheP Webinar
“Kronecker coefficients and Lattices of bipartite ribbon graphs”

Dr Sanjaye Rangoolam (QMUL)
19 November 2020, 14h00

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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
“An introduction to Quantum Thermodynamics”

Dr Camille Lombard Latune (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
9 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

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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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Filip Wudarski

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 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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