Bob Coecke (Oxford)

We present computational aspects of quantum theory in a
computer science dress and show how this not only helps
towards novel quantum technologies but also allows for a
more intuitive presentation of the theory which doesn't
require a background in mathematical physics. In
particular, the language that we will use closely
resembles flowcharts. We also illustrate how this
research is transcendental with respect to disciplinary
boundaries and has helped in solving problems in other
areas, most notably, natural language processing. References: B. Coecke (2010) Quantum picturalism. Contemporary Physics 51, 5983. http://arxiv.org/abs/0908.1787 New Scientist (2010) Quantum links let computers understand language. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827903.200quantumlinksltersunderstandlanguage.html 