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Twelfth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Santa Fe

Start Date: Feb 18, 2010 - 03:00pm
End Date: Feb 21, 2010 - 11:45am

Host: University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC)

Location: Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The 12th Annual SQuInT Workshop was hosted by the University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC), locally organized by the SQuInT Coordinator Ivan Deutsch

CQuIC Kickoff Keynotes:

  • Carl Caves (CQuIC Director, UNM)
  • Bill Phillips (Joint Quantum Institute)
  • Richard Hughes (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Quantum Initiative)
  • Gerard Milburn (University of Queensland, Quantum Information Science Initiative)
  • Andrew Landahl (Sandia National Laboratories, Quantum Information Science and Technology)

Invited Speakers (outside SQuInT):

  • Scott Aaronson (MIT)
  • Rainer Blatt (Innsbruck)
  • Matt Hastings (Station Q)
  • Dieter Meschede (Bonn)
  • Keith Schwab (Caltech)
  • John Watrous (Waterloo)

Thursday Program

3:00-4:00Conference Registration
SESSION 1: CQuIC Kickoff Keynotes
Session Chair:
4:00-4:30Carlton Caves, University of New Mexico (invited)
Quantum-circuit guide to optical and atomic interferometry
4:30-5:15Gerard Milburn, The University of Queensland (invited)
Quantum control and computation in circuit quantum electrodynamics.
5:15-6:45Evening Break Buffet
6:45-7:30William Phillips, Joint Quantum Institute (invited)
Simulated Electric and Magnetic Fields for Quantum Degenerate Neutral Atoms
7:30-8:15Andrew Landahl, Sandia National Laboratories (invited)
How to build a fault-tolerant logical qubit with quantum dots
8:15-9:00Richard Hughes, Los Alamos National Laboratory (invited)
Quantum Key Distribution: longer ranges and stronger security with superconducting detectors and decoy states

Friday Program

7:30-8:30Conference Breakfast and Registration
SESSION 2: Trapped Ion QI
Session Chair:
8:30-9:15Rainer Blatt, University of Innsbruck
Quantum Information Science with Trapped Ca+ Ions
9:15-9:45David Hanneke, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Putting the pieces together: Recent progress with trapped ions at NIST
9:45-10:15Morning Break
10:15-10:45David Hayes, Joint Quantum Institute/University of Maryland
Entanglement of Atomic Qubits using an Optical Frequency Comb
10:45-11:15Nikolaos Daniilidis, Unifersity of California, Berkeley
Towards wiring up trapped ions
11:15-11:45Gang Shu, University of Washington
Novel Ion Trap for Efficient Fluorescence Collection from Trapped Ion Qubits
11:45-1:15Conference Lunch
SESSION 3: Quantum Information Theory
Session Chair:
1:15-2:00Scott Aaronson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New Evidence that Quantum Mechanics is Hard to Simulate on Classical Computers
2:00-2:30Jon Yard, Los Alamos National Laboratory
An information-theoretic interpretation of topological entanglement entropy
2:30-3:00Howard Barnum, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
What is special about quantum entropy?
3:00-3:30Afternoon Break
SESSION 4: Nanomechanical Resonators
Session Chair:
3:30-4:15Keith Schwab, Caltech
Preparation and Detection of an RF Mechanical Resonator Near the Ground State of Motion
4:15-4:45Tobias Donner, JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado, Boulder
Nanomechanical motion measured with an imprecision below the standard quantum limit
SESSION 5: Poster Session
5:00-7:00Poster Abstracts

Saturday Program

7:30-8:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 6: Neutral Atom QI
Session Chair:
8:30-9:15Dieter Meschede, Universitaet Bonn
"Quantum Interference Experiments with One and More Neutral Atoms"
9:15-9:45David Moehring, Sandia National Laboratories
Single-Atom Single-Photon Quantum Interface
9:45-10:15Morning Break
10:15-10:45Brian Mischuck, University of New Mexico
Quantum Control of Neutral Atoms Qudits and Transport
10:45-11:15Aaron Smith, University of Arizona
Quantum State Mapping in the Cs 133 Full Hyperfine Ground Manifold
11:15-11:45Katharina Gillen, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
A neutral atom quantum memory created by diffraction of laser light at an array of pinholes
11:45-1:15Conference Lunch
SESSION 7: Quantum Algorithms
Session Chair:
1:15-2:00John Watrous, University of Waterloo
2:00-2:30David Meyer, University of California/San Diego
Multi-query quantum algorithms for summation
2:30-3:00Rolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Fast Quantum Algorithms for Traversing Paths of Eigenstates
3:00-3:30Afternoon Break
SESSION 8: Breakout I - Quantum Computing
Session Chair:
3:30-4:00Stephen Jordan, California Institute of Technology
Permutational Quantum Computing
4:00-4:30Peter Love, Haverford College
Some new constructions for Local Hamiltonian and universal adiabatic quantum computing
4:30-5:00Ali Rezakhani, University of Southern California
Geometrization of quantum adiabatic computation
5:00-5:30Aaron Denney, University of New Mexico
Distinguishing the Borel subgroups of PSL(2; q)
SESSION 9: Breakout II - Metrology and Measurement
Session Chair:
3:30-4:00Alexandre Tacla, University of New Mexico
Practical quantum metrology with Bose-Einstein condensates
4:00-4:30Collin Trail, University of New Mexico
Quantum Eraser and Phase-Matching for Exponential Spin-Squeezing via Coherent Optical Feedback
4:30-5:00Mankei Tsang, University of New Mexico
Time-Symmetric Quantum Smoothing: A General Theory of Optimal Quantum Sensing
5:00-5:30Francois Mallet, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics
Tomographic reconstruction of the Wigner function of an itinerant microwave field.
SESSION 10: Breakout III - Quantum Communication
Session Chair:
3:30-4:00Artur Scherer, Institute for Quantum Information Science at the University of Calgary
Mathematical model for real-world entanglement swapping and applications to practical long-distance quantum key distribution
4:00-4:30Netanel Lindner, Caltech - Institute of Quantum Information
A photonic cluster state machine gun
4:30-5:00Hayden McGuinness, University of Oregon
Frequency Translation of Single-Photon States by Four-Wave Mixing in a Photonic Crystal Fiber
5:00-5:30Ben Fortescue, Institute for Quantum Information Science, University of Calgary
Quantum secret sharing with qudit graph states
6:30-9:00Conference Banquet

Sunday Program

7:30-8:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 11: Quantum Information and Condensed Matter
Session Chair:
8:30-9:15Matthew Hastings, Microsoft Station Q
Proving Hall Conductance Quantization
9:15-9:45Benjamin Lev, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Trapping ultracold dysprosium
9:45-10:15Morning Break
SESSION 12: Quantum Simulation
Session Chair:
10:15-10:45Mohan Sarovar, University of California, Berkeley
Quantum mechanical aspects of photosynthesis
10:45-11:15Norbert Schuch, California Institute of Technology
An efficient algorithm to find mean field and Matrix Product State solutions for one-dimensional systems
11:15-11:45Michael Biercuk, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Spin Squeezing, Large-Scale Entanglement, and Quantum Simulation in Ion Crystals

See the Full Program pdf