Fifteenth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Santa Barbara CA

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

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

Location: Holiday Inn Goleta, Santa Barbara, California

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

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.