Quantum nonlocality refers to the fact that the bewildering nature of quantum physics allows for correlations between measurement outcomes that are inexplicable through any intuitive mechanism in spacetime. This seminal discovery by John Bell is a milestone in the development of modern physics, and has triggered numerous discussions on what it means about our world in the context of causality, realism, determinism, free will, action at a distance etc.
Fundamental considerations aside, the discovery of nonlocal correlations has led to practical applications in the context of quantum information, specifically device-independent quantum information, where our trust on the preparation and measurement devices can be reduced to a minimal level. Recent advances in the studies of nonlocal correlations have also inspired the studies of quantum causality, and have led to new perspectives in the studies of causal structures as well as causal discovery.
In view of the importance of these research topics, the current workshop aims to bring together researchers actively working in the areas of nonlocal correlations, causal structures and/ or device-independent quantum information to:
- expose young researchers to hot research topics in these areas;
- keep interested individuals updated on the latest developments in these areas;
- facilitate discussion and further collaboration among researchers working in these areas.