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Primeur weekly 2018-01-22

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale architectures lead to greener and more advanced combustion systems ...

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Programme expands to include data and learning projects ...

Quantum computing

HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018 ...

New input for quantum simulations ...

Focus on Europe

Eni boots up HPC4 and makes its computing system the world's most powerful in the industry ...

ONERA to install new supercomputer for aerospace research ...

Atos to deliver the most powerful supercomputer in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

Hardware

Cray announces selected preliminary 2017 financial results ...

India's Ministry of Earth Sciences deploys new Cray XC40 supercomputers and Cray storage systems ...

University of Virginia Engineering tapped to lead $27.5 million centre to reinvent computing ...

Asperitas creates AsperitasEI business unit to bring circular energy and data centre projects to life ...

CSRA selects edge solutions and Supermicro computer for expansion, increasing NASA computing capacity to 5 petaFLOPS ...

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter wins Linley Group Analyst Choice Award for Best Networking Chip ...

Notre Dame to lead $26 million multi-university research centre developing next-generation computing technologies ...

New $32 million centre at University of Michigan reimagines how computers are designed ...

New C-BRIC centre will tackle brain-inspired computing ...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing ...

Applications

US DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects ...

NOAA kicks off 2018 with massive supercomputer upgrade ...

UMass Center for Data Science partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and medicine ...

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host free webinar on innovative web-based HPC portal ...

2D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator ...

Uncovering decades of questionable investments ...

Groundbreaking conference examines how AI transforms our world ...

Framework for Research Data Management makes life simpler for researchers ...

The Cloud

New centre headquartered at Carnegie Mellon will build smarter networks to connect edge devices to the Cloud ...

IBM and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership ...

ANSYS and Rescale offer on-demand, pay-per-use ANSYS software on Rescale's ScaleX Cloud HPC platform ...

HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018


HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018. Credit: The University of Hong Kong.
19 Jan 2018 Hong Kong - Dr. Giulio Chiribella, an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), received the Senior Research Fellowship 2018-19 by the Croucher Foundation. Three scholars were awarded Senior Research Fellowships this year, two were from HKU. Dr. Giulio Chiribella is a leading expert of quantum information science and of the foundations of quantum mechanics. He investigates the counterintuitive laws of the quantum world and how they can be turned into working principles for future information technologies.

Dr. Giulio Chiribella has done pioneering research on quantum causal networks, on the replication of information at the microscopic scale, and on the ultimate precision limits of clocks and gyroscopes, for which he was awarded the Hermann Weyl Prize in 2010. His work on the foundations of quantum mechanics is the subject of a new book, entitled "Quantum Theory From First Principles", and published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press.

With the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship he will explore a new paradigm of communication, in which multiple transmission lines are combined in a genuine quantum way. The idea is that quantum particles can travel along many paths at the same time, in a curious phenomenon called "quantum superposition". Taking advantage of this phenomenon, Dr. Chiribella and his team devised a way to increase the rate of communication between a sender and a receiver by sending information through many transmission lines at the same time.

Surprisingly, this approach works even when the original transmission lines are so noisy that no information could be sent through them: exploiting quantum superposition, two useless transmission lines can be turned into a useful one, which enables the transmission of bits from the sender to the receiver. Thanks to this new paradigm, future communication networks may be able to guarantee the transmission of data even in scenarios where no communication is currently possible. The new paradigm has also the potential to increase the security of communications, allowing the sender and the receiver to communicate privately in situations where the security cannot be guaranteed at the moment.

Besides the application to quantum communication networks, this research programme has a fundamental value, as it explores a new interdisciplinary area at the interface between quantum mechanics, information theory, and space-time physics.

A physicist by training, Dr Giulio Chiribella obtained his PhD in 2007 from the University of Pavia, Italy, with works that were later awarded the 2010 Hermann Weyl Prize. He has made fundamental contributions to the application of group theory in quantum information, to the study of quantum reference frames, to the foundations of quantum mechanics, and to the theory of quantum causal networks. He is member of the Standing Committee of the International Colloquia on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (ICGTMP), Visiting Fellow of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Member of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, Member of the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), and Fellow of the National Virgilian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts of Mantova, Italy. He has been appointed a CIFAR-Azrieli Global Fellow in Quantum Information Science since 2016.

Source: The University of Hong Kong

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Primeur weekly 2018-01-22

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale architectures lead to greener and more advanced combustion systems ...

Call for Proposals: Aurora Early Science Programme expands to include data and learning projects ...

Quantum computing

HKU quantum physicist Dr. Giulio Chiribella receives Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2018 ...

New input for quantum simulations ...

Focus on Europe

Eni boots up HPC4 and makes its computing system the world's most powerful in the industry ...

ONERA to install new supercomputer for aerospace research ...

Atos to deliver the most powerful supercomputer in Germany at Forschungszentrum Jülich ...

Hardware

Cray announces selected preliminary 2017 financial results ...

India's Ministry of Earth Sciences deploys new Cray XC40 supercomputers and Cray storage systems ...

University of Virginia Engineering tapped to lead $27.5 million centre to reinvent computing ...

Asperitas creates AsperitasEI business unit to bring circular energy and data centre projects to life ...

CSRA selects edge solutions and Supermicro computer for expansion, increasing NASA computing capacity to 5 petaFLOPS ...

Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter wins Linley Group Analyst Choice Award for Best Networking Chip ...

Notre Dame to lead $26 million multi-university research centre developing next-generation computing technologies ...

New $32 million centre at University of Michigan reimagines how computers are designed ...

New C-BRIC centre will tackle brain-inspired computing ...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing ...

Applications

US DOE announces funding for new HPC4Manufacturing industry projects ...

NOAA kicks off 2018 with massive supercomputer upgrade ...

UMass Center for Data Science partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and medicine ...

Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictions ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center to host free webinar on innovative web-based HPC portal ...

2D tin (stanene) without buckling: A possible topological insulator ...

Uncovering decades of questionable investments ...

Groundbreaking conference examines how AI transforms our world ...

Framework for Research Data Management makes life simpler for researchers ...

The Cloud

New centre headquartered at Carnegie Mellon will build smarter networks to connect edge devices to the Cloud ...

IBM and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership ...

ANSYS and Rescale offer on-demand, pay-per-use ANSYS software on Rescale's ScaleX Cloud HPC platform ...