Eighth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Eighth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Start Date: Feb 17, 2006 - 12:00 am
End Date: Feb 19, 2006 - 12:00 am

Host: University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies

Location: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 8th Annual Workshop of SQuInT (Southwest Quantum Information and Technology) will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, New Mexico from February 17-19, 2006. The Workshop will gather together researchers from member institutions who work on theoretical, experimental, and computational aspects of quantum information science. The Workshop is hosted by the University of New Mexico's Center for Advanced Studies. Chairs Profs. Ivan Deutsch and JM Geremia.

AROInvited Research Talks

  • Thad Walker, University of Wisconsin
  • Terry Rudolph, Imperial College London
  • Third Speaker -- TBA

Invited Tutorials

  • Hans Briegel, Innsbruck, "One-way quantum computation"
  • John Preskill, Caltech, "Topological Quantum Computing"


QICenter for Advanced Studies

  • Center for Advanced Studies
  • ARO
  • Sandia National LabNIST
  • Sandia National Lab


Printable program

DAY 1Friday, February 17, 2006
07:30 - 08:30Breakfast (provided)
08:30 - 08:45Welcome to SQuinT 2006
SESSION 1Optical Quantum Computing and Networking
08:45 - 09:30Terry Rudolph (Imperial College-Invited Talk)
Toward Optical Quantum Computation with Realistic Devices
09:30 - 10:00James Chin-wen Chou (Caltech)
Measurement Induced Entanglement for Excitation Stored in Remote Atomic Ensembles
10:00 - 10:30Morning Break
10:30 - 11:00Thaddeus Ladd (Stanford)
Practical Quantum Repeater Using Intense Coherent Light
11:00 - 11:30Danna Rosenberg (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Quantum Key Distribution with Noise-Free Detectors
11:30 - 13:00Lunch (provided)
SESSION 2Quantum Measurement and Metrology
13:00 - 14:00

Hans Briegel (Innsbruck -Invited Tutorial)
Graph States and the One-Way Quantum Computer

14:00 - 14:30Michael DiRosa (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Quantum Nondemolition Detection of Photons
14:30 - 15:00Afternoon Break
15:00 - 15:30Ognyan Oreshkov (University of Southern California)
Weak Measurements and Differential Conditions on Entanglement Monotones
15:30 - 16:00Diego Dalvit (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Sub-Planck Structures and Heisenberg-Limited Measurements
16:00 - 16:15Afternoon Break
SESSION 3Qubits in Condensed Matter
16:15 - 17:00

Eva Weig (University of California, Santa Barbara-Invited Talk)
The Role of Dielectrics in Superconducting Quantum Circuits

17:00 - 17:30Wang Yao (University of California, San Diego)
Electronic Spin Decoherence by Interacting Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots
17:30 - 18:00Frank Verstraete (Caltech)
Strongly Correlated Quantum Many Body Systems: A Quantum Information Perspective
18:00 - 19:30Poster Session
DAY 2Saturday, February 18, 2006
07:30 - 08:30Breakfast (provided)
SESSION 4Quantum Algorithms
08:30 - 09:00Christopher Moore (University of New Mexico)
Hidden Subgroups and Fourier Sampling: A Tutorial
09:00 - 09:30Dave Bacon (University of Washington)
New Algorithms for the Nonabelian Hidden Subgroup Problem
09:30 - 10:00Morning Break
10:00 - 10:30Andrew Landahl (University of New Mexico)
An Improved Quantum Algorithm for the Ordered Search Problem
10:3 0- 11:00Jonathan Walgate (Calgary)
Quantum Buried Treasure
11:00 - 11:30Tony Dutoi (University of California-Berkeley)
Simulated Quantum Computation of Molecular Energies
11:30 - 13:15Lunch (provided)
SESSION 5Quantum Information Science with Atoms and Ions
13:15 - 14:00Thad Walker (University of Washington-Madison-Invited Talk) Quantum Manipulation of Atoms Using Rydberg States
14:00 - 14:30Poul Jessen (University of Arizona)
Progress Towards Quantum Logic and Real-Time Quantum State Estimation
14:30 - 15:00Matt Blain (Sandia National Laboratory)
Microfabrication and Packaging of Ion Trap Chips for Quantum Simulation
15:00 - 15:30Afternoon Break
SESSION 6Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing
15:30 - 16:30John Preskill (California Institute of Technology-Invited Tutorial)
Topological Quantum Computation
16:30 - 17:00Break
17:00 - 17:30Bryan Eastin (University of New Mexico)
Thresholds for Arbitrary Error Channels Using Perfect Ancillae
17:30 - 18:00Robert Raussendorf (California Institute of Technology)
A Fault-Tolerant One-Way Quantum Computer
18:00 - 19:00Additional Poster Viewing
19:00 -Conference Banquet
DAY 3Sunday, February 19, 2006
07:30 - 08:30Breakfast (provided)
SESSION 7Trapped Ion Quantum Information
08:30 - 09:00Roee Ozeri (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Steps Toward Scalable Trapped-Ion QIP at NIST
09:00 - 09:30Peter Maunz (University of Michigan)
Quantum Information Processing with Ultrashort Pulses
SESSION 8Fundamental Quantum Information Science
09:30 - 10:00A.R.P. Rau (Louisiana State University)
Geometric Phase and General Solution for N-level Systems
10:00 - 10:30Morning Break
10:30 - 11:00Brian Smith (University of Oregon) Photon Wave Mechanics
11:00 - 11:30Shohini Ghose (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Non-Gaussian Ancilla States for Continuous Variable Quantum Information Process
11:30 - 12:00Masoud Mohensi (University of Southern California
Direct Characterization for Open Quantum Systems Dynamics
12:00 - 12:30Lunch
12:30 - 13:00Kurt Jacobs (Louisiana State University)
Complementarity Between Work, Entanglement, and Reference Frame Ability
13:00  -13:30Peter Love (DWave, Inc.)
Entanglement in Four Superconducting Qubits