**INTRODUCTION**

Expository Quantum Lecture Series (EQuaLS) is a series of
lectures conducted by members of Laboratory of Computational Sciences &
Informatics, **
Institute
for Mathematical Research** and Physics Department,
**
Faculty of Science**. The main objective of this lecture series is to rapidly introduce and update
researchers and students with the latest developments and techniques in quantum
science and technology or related areas,

The first series of EQuaLS began in
2007 with the theme "Geometry, Number Theory and Quantum Physics 2007"
(see webpage of **
EQuaLS1**). This is followed by "Foundations of Quantum
Science & Technology 2008" (see webpage of **
EQuaLS2**)
in 2008. This year's theme
will be "Quantum Information Science 2009". It is well-known that quantum
physics has radically change the way we look at the physical world.
Many new discoveries are based on quantum physics but it was only
relatively recent that quantum physics is known to change the way we
look at information. Today, the area of quantum information has now
become a hotly pursued area by many research groups all around the
world, transgressing boundaries of traditional physics, mathematics
and computer/information science. This year's lecture series hopes to
give a glimpse of (parts of) quantum information science. Speakers of
international repute will give quick expositions of topics of current
interest in quantum information.

"Limited places are open for contributed talks and posters for interested participants by writing to the secretariat"

**The lecture series is supported by Ministry of Science, Technology
and Innovations, Malaysia; ICT Impulse Program of the Brussels Capital
Region (Project Cryptasc); and Centre for Quantum Technologies, National
University of Singapore.**

**SPEAKERS**

1. |
T.DURT,
"Applications of the Generalized Pauli Group in Quantum Information
Science" |

2. |
B.G. ENGLERT, "Mutually Unbiased Bases: Applications in Quantum Information" |

3. |
B.C.HIESMAYR, "Entanglement and Its Manifestations in High Energy Physics" |

4. |
L.C. KWEK, "Quantum Entanglement and
Entanglement Witnesses" |

5. |
S. WEIGERT, "Mutually Unbiased Bases:Existence and Non-Existence" |

6. |
M. SUHAIL ZUBAIRY, "Quantum Interference: From Quantum Eraser to Sub-Wavelength Microscopy" |

7. |
MASAHITO HAYASHI, "Quantum Key Distribution" |

**
WHO SHOULD ATTEND**

All researchers and students interested in problems of related physical sciences, computer science and mathematics.