Philosophy of Science Group










International Workshop: What is Quantum Information?


May 18–22, 2015 - Buenos Aires - Argentina


Monday 18 - Morning
Chair: Christopher Fuchs

9:30 - 10:30

"About the concept of information" OLIMPIA LOMBARDI AND SEBASTIAN FORTIN
    CONICET, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break  
11:00 - 12:00 "Analyzing Shannon information and quantum information" ARMOND DUWELL
    University of Montana (USA)
12:00 - 13:00 "Some approaches to answering the question ‘What is quantum CHRISTOPHER TIMPSON
   information?’; and why it might matter" Brasenose College (United Kingdom)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  

Tuesday 19 - Morning


Chair: Armond Duwell

9:30 - 10:30 "Whose information? Information about what?" JEFFREY BUB
    University of Maryland (USA)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break  
11:00 - 12:00 "Quantum theory from quantum information? CHRISTOPHER FUCHS
  (What would Feynman say?)" University of Massachussetts (USA)
12:00 - 13:00 "Distinguishing influence from inference in quantum theory" ROBERT SPEKKENS
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  

Thursday 21 - Morning


Chair: Robert Spekkens

9:30 - 10:30 "Quantum Particles and information" DENNIS DIEKS
    Utrecht University (Netherlands)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break  
11:00 - 12:00 "Characterizing quantum reality" ADRIAN KENT
    Cambridge University (United Kingdom)
12:00 - 13:00 "Information and entanglement-assisted communication from a CRISTIAN LÓPEZ AND OLIMPIA LOMBARDI
   manipulability account of causation" CONICET, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  

Friday 22 - Morning


Chair: Christopher Timpson

9:30 - 10:30 "Quantum correlations: Where, how and why" ADAN CABELLO
    University of Sevilla (Spain)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break  
11:00 - 12:00 "On the relative character of quantum correlations" ANGELO PLASTINO, GUIDO BELLOMO
    CONICET, National University of La Plata (Argentina)
12:00 - 13:00 "Classical models of quantum systems and quantum information" FEDERICO HOLIK AND LEONARDO VANNI
    CONICET, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Friday 22 - Afternoon


Chair: Olimpia Lombardi

Closing session:    
14:30 - 15:20 Bub, Cabello, Dieks, Duwell, Fuchs, Kent, Lombardi, Plastino, Spekkens, Timpson.
  Each one: five minutes of conclusions and problems to discuss (video)
15:20 - 15:35 Coffe break  
15:35 - 17:00 Open discussion  
17:00 - 17:30 Bub, Cabello, Dieks, Duwell, Fuchs, Kent, Lombardi, Plastino, Spekkens, Timpson.
  Each one: a one-sentence conclusion and one open question  
17:30 All together for empanadas party.  

Saturday 23

Full day Country day and Gaucho Party at Estancia Santa Susana.  
  Leaving from Novotel at 9:30 hs, back in Novotel at 17:30 hs.  



Pictures of the workshop


Videos of the workshop


Pictures of the excursion



The number of participants is limited by available seating, so we regret that participation is by invitation only.


The workshop will take place at the Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio (IAFE) at Ciudad Universitaria, close to the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (Jorge Newbery Airport).

GPS: 34°32'41.6"S 58°26'26.3"W


Here you can find useful information about the city, transportation and foreign currency exchange, etc.

Useful Information              Useful maps


Saturday 23rd: All the participants to the Workshop are invited to an excursion to the ranch "Estancia Santa Susana" to see the charm of Argentine countryside and to live the experience of a gaucho party.  
  If you want:  



The location of the workshop on Google Maps click here  

Call a taxi. Phone number: (+54 11) 5238 0000 (Radiotaxi Premium)  

Information about public transportation in Buenos Aires click here  

Contact the workshop organization:
               Olimpia Lombardi:

           Mariana Córdoba:

           Sebastian Fortin:

           Federico Holik:

This workshop is funded by





Grupo de Filosofía de la Ciencia, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires - Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón II / Buenos Aires, Argentina