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Manipulating information at the quantum level is profoundly different from manipulating it classically. This opens the door to some new and surprising applications such as quantum cryptography (in which the security of the encryption of a message is guaranteed by the laws of physics) or quantum computers (which could solve certain problems such as factoring exponentially faster than classical computers). The Laboratoire d’Information quantique is actively working on different aspects quantum information, both at the theoretical and experimental level.

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The 2014 DIQIP-QALGO meeting will be held at ULB from May 13 to May 16.

De Donder prize

December 2012

Stefano Pironio is awarded the De Donder prize by the Belgian Academy of Sciences.


Serge Massar is organising the ECCS'12 Satellite Meeting "Information Processing with Recurrent Dynamical Systems" in Brussels, 5 September 2012

Ross Duncan is organising the 9th Quantum Physics and Logic workshop, in Brussels 10-12 October 2012.

STOC12 Best Paper Award

Samuel Fiorini, Serge Massar, Sebastian Pokutta, Hans Raj Tiwary, and Ronald de Wolf received the "Best Paper Award" at STOC2012 for their work

Linear vs. Semidefinite Extended Formulations: Exponential Separation and Strong Lower Bounds ( arXiv:1111.0837 ).

Check Decades-old P=NP 'proof' finally refuted for a popular presentation of the result and its context.