Habib University hosts Summer School


Karachi—Habib University hosted a four-day long Quantum Information Summer School (QISS), where a public talk by Dr. Barry Sanders also took place, during aimed at developing a national strategic research collaboration in Pakistan, at HU campus in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi.Dr. Barry sanders discussed Dr. Abdus Salam’s contributions to Physics as well as to science in developing countries. He also talked about his interaction with Abdus Salam and his influence on his work in quantum information science, especially Symmetries and conservation in the nature.The public talk was part of larger four day QISS initiative aimed at providing an intensive introduction to the field of Quantum Information.
Quantum technology is now on the verge of creating and exploiting the symmetries that not long ago were only found in atoms and nuclei, and this technological prowess will present applications to paradigm-shifting quantum computing. The field integrates ideas from physics, computer science, engineering and philosophy with applications ranging from algorithms that break secure communication protocols we use online every day to resolving paradoxes at the cosmological scale related to black holes. Speaker presented lectures on different quantum information topics in the HU’s Soorty Hall. Habib University received many applications for the program from all major universities Pakistan. Participants appreciated the opportunity to learn about quantum information from leading experts in the field.