Stochastic Processes at the Quantum Level Wednesday 21/ Thursday 22 October 2009

The meeting focuses on recent mathematical developments and applications of classical and non-commutative probability toward modelling the quantum world. There has been considerable interest amongst mathematicians in the quantum generalizations of open systems, statistics, stochastic processes, measurement and filtering theory, however, these pioneering endeavours are now finding direct application in emergent technologies based on the prospect of quantum control. We bring together experts in mathematical and theoretical physics to discuss topics in quantum stochastic processes, quantum filtering based optimal control and coherent control, quantum feedback networks, and quantum statistics and independence. We shall also address future challenges. The first talk will start at 14.10 on Wednesday afternoon, and there will be a dinner on Wednesday night.

Speakers  Titles 
V.P. Belavkin (Nottingham)  Quantum Filtering 
A. Belton (Lancaster) Quantum Random Walks SPQL_Belton
R. Gohm (Aberystwyth) Non-commutative Markov Chains and multi-analytic operators SPQL_Gohm
J.E. Gough (Aberystwyth)
Quantum Feedback Networks SPQL_Gough
M. Guta (Nottingham) Local Asymptotic Normality for Quantum Markov Chains SPQL_Guta
R.L. Hudson (Loughborough) Unitarily Covariant  Bi-Evolutions & Causal Structures SPQL_Hudson
C. Koestler (Aberystwyth) Exchangeability, Braidability and Quantum Independence SPQL_Koestler
M. Mirrahimi (SISYPHE-INRA Rocquenfort) Feedback Generation of Quantum Fock States by Discrete QND Measurements 
H.I. Nurdin (ANU, Canberra) Coherent-Feedback Formulation of a Continuous Quantum Error Correction Protocol SPQL_Nurdin
A. Neate (Swansea) Hamilton-Jacobi Theory & the Stochastic Burgers Equation with Vorticity SPQL_Neate
S. Schirmer (Cambridge) Quantum Hamiltonian Control

For more information on scientific questions or information on organisational matters contact the organisers John Gough ( and Rolf Gohm (