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Fifteenth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Santa Barbara CA

Start Date: Feb 21, 2013 - 07:00am
End Date: Feb 23, 2013 - 07:00pm

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

Location: Holiday Inn Goleta, Santa Barbara, California

Dr. David J. WinelandThe 15th Annual SQuInT Workshop was hosted by the University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC).

Congratulations to Dr. David J. Wineland, SQuInTer, recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."

Invited Speakers:

  • John Bollinger, NIST
  • Gavin Brennen, Macquarie University
  • Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm
  • Andrew Cleland, UC Santa Barbara
  • Konrad Lehnert, JILA
  • Theresa Lynn, Harvey Mudd
  • Gerard Milburn, University of Queensland
  • Christian Roos, University of Innsbruck
  • Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto
  • Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth
  • Birgitta Whaley, UC Berkeley
  • Howard Wiseman, Griffith University

Wednesday Program

5:00 - 7:00 pmConference Early Registration - Lobby

Thursday Program

7:00 - 8:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 1: Quantum Simulation
8:30 - 9:15John Bollinger, National Institute of Standards and Technology (invited)
Quantum simulation and many-body physics with hundreds of trapped ions
9:15 - 9:45Phil Richerme, Joint Quantum Institute
Quantum Simulation of Frustrated Spin Models with Trapped Ions
9:45 - 10:15Morning Break
10:15 - 11:00Gavin Brennen, Macquarie University (invited)
Instantaneous Quantum Circuits for Ising Models
11:00 - 11:30Akimasa Miyake, Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico
Relying more on a classical computer during quantum computation
11:30 - 12:00Rolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratory
A real-space renormalization method with applications to frustration-free Hamiltonians
12:00 - 1:30Lunch
SESSION 2: Quantum Control
1:30 - 2:15Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth College (invited)
Quantum state stabilization with engineered quasi-local Markovian dissipation
2:15 - 2:45Carlton Caves, University of New Mexico
Quantum Control: A Circuit-Based Classification
2:45 - 3:15Afternoon Break
3:15 - 3:45Brian Anderson, University of Arizona
Unitary Transformations in a Large Hilbert Space
3:45 - 4:30Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm (invited)
Quantum Technology Taken to its Limits
SESSION 3: Poster Session
4:30 - 6:30Poster Abstracts

Friday Program

7:00 - 8:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 4: Superconductors
8:30 - 9:15Andrew Cleland, University of California - Santa Barbara (invited)
Is building a superconducting quantum computer actually feasible?
9:15 - 9:45Stefano Poletto, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, US
Entanglement of two superconducting qubits in a three-dimensional architecture via monochromatic two-photon excitation
9:45 - 10:15Morning Break
SESSION 5: Nanomechanics
10:30 - 11:15Konrad Lehnert, University of Colorado (invited)
Using a mechanical resonator to catch, store, and release propagating microwave fields
11:15 - 12:00Gerard Milburn, The University of Queensland (invited)
Single photon optomechanics
12:00 - 1:30Lunch
SESSION 6a: Break-Out 1: Quantum Control
1:30 - 2:00Nathan Wiebe, Institute for Quantum Computing
Quantum Control and Simulation Using Product Formulas for Exponentials of Commutators
2:00 - 2:30Constantin Brif, Sandia National Laboratories
Exploring adiabatic quantum computing trajectories via optimal control
2:30 - 3:00Gerardo Paz Silva, University of Southern California
Quantum Control and Fault-tolerant quantum computing
3:00- 3:30Afternoon Break
SESSION 6b: Break-out 2: Experimental Implementations
1:30 - 2:00David Pappas, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Long-lived, radiation-suppressed superconducting quantum bit in a planar geometry
2:00 - 2:30Mingwu Lu, Stanford University
Quantum degenerate Bose and Fermi dipolar gases of dysprosium realized
2:30 - 3:00Jonathan Mizrahi, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland
Ultrafast Spin-Motion Entanglement in Single Atomic Qubits
3:00 - 3:30Afternoon Break
SESSION 6c: Break-out 3: Quantum Information Theory
1:30 - 2:00Jon Yard, Microsoft Research Station Q
On the structure of symmetric quantum measurements
2:00 - 2:30Arjendu Pattanayak, Carleton College
Lyapunov exponents across the quantum-classical transition
2:30 - 3:00Lin Tian, University of California, Merced
Robust entanglement generation via optomechanical quantum interface
2:45 - 3:15Afternoon Break
SESSION 7a: Break-out 1: Quantum Tomography and Measurement
3:30 - 4:00Seth Merkel, IBM Watson Research Center
Self-consistent quantum process tomography
4:00 - 4:30Robin Blume-Kohout, Sandia National Laboratories
Adaptive gate-set tomography
4:30 - 5:00Chris Ferrie, Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico
Minimax quantum tomography: the ultimate bounds on accuracy
5:00 - 5:30Leon Loveridge, University of British Columbia
Quantum Measurements Constrained by Symmetry
SESSION 7b: Break-out 2: Quantum Computing
3:30 - 4:00Thomas Wong, UC San Diego
Nonlinear Quantum Search
4:00 - 4:30Olivier Pfister, University of Virginia
Hypercubic cluster entanglement in the optical frequency comb
4:30 - 5:00Chris Cesare, Center for Quantum Information and Control, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico
Accurate quantum Z rotations with less magic
5:00 - 5:30Peter Brooks, California Institute of Technology
Magic state distillation with noisy Clifford gates
SESSION 7c: Break-out 3: Quantum Many-body Physics
3:30 - 4:00Asif Shakeel, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
When is a Quantum Cellular Automaton (QCA) a Quantum Lattice Gas Automaton (QLGA)?
4:00 - 4:30David Feder, University of Calgary
Graph Equitable Partitioning in Quantum Many-Body Physics
4:30 - 5:00Zhang Jiang, University of New Mexico
Quantum many-body problems for identical particles:
The (anti-)symmetrized n-fold product states.
5:00 - 5:30Olivier Landon-Cardinal, Universite de Sherbrooke
Local topological order inhibits thermal stability in 2D
6:00 - 7:00Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:00Banquet

Saturday Program

7:00 - 8:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 8: Ion Traps
8:30 - 9:15Christian Roos, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (invited)
Schrödinger cat state spectroscopy with trapped ions
9:15 - 9:45Andrew Wilson, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Trapped-ion quantum information processing experiments at NIST*
9:45 - 10:15Morning Break
SESSION 9: Quantum Foundations
10:15 - 11:00Howard Wiseman, Griffith University (invited)
Loophole-free steering for quantum cryptography and for testing the subjectivity of atomic quantum jumps
11:00 - 11:45Theresa Lynn, Harvey Mudd College (invited)
Distinguishing Hyperentangled Bell States with Linear Evolution and Local Measurement
11:45- 1:15Lunch
SESSION 10: Quantum Optics
1:15 - 2:00Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto (invited)
Weak Measurement, Uncertainty Relationships, and Tradeoffs in Experimental Quantum Measurement
2:00 - 2:30Ben Baragiola, Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico
Squeezing of Spin Waves in Atomic Ensembles
2:30 - 3:00Zilong Chen, JILA and Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Cavity-enhanced non-demolition measurements for atom counting and spin squeezing
3:00 - 3:30Afternoon Break
SESSION 11: Adiabatic Quantum Computation
3:30 - 4:00Sergio Boixo, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute
Experimental signatures of quantum annealing
4:00 - 4:30Aaron Hankin, University of New Mexico
Adiabatic Quantum Computation with Neutral Cesium
SESSION 12: Quantum Biology
4:30 - 5:15Birgitta Whaley, UC Berkeley (invited)
Quantum Coherence in Biology
5:15 - 6:00Evening Break
6:00 - 7:00Nobel Lecture
David J. Wineland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (invited)
Superposition, entanglement, and raising Schroedinger's cat.