Sixteenth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Santa Fe NM

Start Date: Feb 20, 2014 - 08:30 am
End Date: Feb 22, 2014 - 06:00 pm

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

Location: Inn at Loretto, Sante Fe, New Mexico

Invited Speakers

  • A. Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard
  • A. Bleszynski Jayich, UCSB
  • R. E. Cleve, U. Waterloo
  • P. Hayden, Stanford
  • S. Hofferberth, U. Stuttgart
  • E. Knill, NIST Boulder
  • W.D. Phillips, NIST/JQI
  • B. W. Reichardt, USC
  • K.C. Schwab, Caltech
  • S. Shankar, Yale
  • T. Vidick, MIT
  • V. Vuletic, MIT

Thursday Program

SESSION 1: Quantum Information Processing with Trapped Ions
8:30 am - 9:15 amSebastian Hofferberth, Universität Stuttgart (invited)
Single charged impurities inside a Bose-Einstein condensate
9:15 am - 9:45 amJohn Gaebler, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Trapped-ion quantum information processing experiments at NIST
9:45 am - 10:15 amTrue Merrill, Georgia Tech Research Institute
An on-chip toolset for surface-electrode trap based quantum processors
10:15 am - 10:45 amBreak
SESSION 2: Quantum Algorithms
10:45 am - 11:30amRichard Cleve, University of Waterloo (invited)
Simulating Hamiltonian evolution on a quantum computer
11:30 am - 12:00 pmRolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratory
A quantum fractional Fourier transform
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
SESSION 3: Quantum Optics
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmFrancisco Elohim Becerra, University of New Mexico
Robust and high-sensitivity nonorthogonal coherent state discrimination
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmVladan Vuletic, MIT (invited)
Strongly interacting photons
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmMichael Raymer, University of Oregon

Spectrally Entangled Photon Pairs for Ultrafast Probing of Molecules
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmBreak
SESSION 4: Quantum Many-Body Physics I
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmThomas Vidick, UC Berkeley (invited)
A polynomial-time algorithm for the ground state of 1D gapped local Hamiltonians
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmAkimasa Miyake, University of New Mexico
Symmetry-protected topological ordered phases and their use for quantum computation
SESSION 5: Poster Session
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPoster Abstracts

Friday Program

SESSION 6: Mesoscopic Quantum Coherence
8:30 am - 9:15 amWilliam Phillips, Joint Quantum Institute/National Institute of Standards and Technology (invited)
An atomic superfluid Bose-Einstein condensate in a ring
9:15 am - 10:00 amKeith Schwab, Caltech (invited)
Quantum Behavior of Electro-mechanical Structures
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
SESSION 7: Quantum Information Theory I
10:30 am - 11:15 amPatrick Hayden, Stanford University (invited)
Spacetime, quantum cloning and black holes
11:15 am - 11:45 amMankei Tsang, National University of Singapore
Mismatched quantum filtering and entropic information
11:45 am - 12:15 pmBeni Yoshida, California Institute of Technology
Violation of the Arrhenius law for memory time below magnetic and topological transition temperature
12:15 pm - 1:45 pmLunch
SESSION 8: Quantum Simulation, Digital and Analog
1:45 pm - 2:30 pmAlan Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University (invited)
Towards practical quantum simulators for quantum chemistry
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmKrysta Svore, Microsoft Research
Repeat-Until-Success: Non-deterministic decomposition of single-qubit unitaries
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmHeather Partner, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Topological defect formation and dynamics in ion Coulomb crystals
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmBreak
SESSION 9a: Break-out 1: Quantum Computation and Fault Tolerance
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmItay Hen, University of Southern California
Period Finding with Adiabatic Quantum Computation
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmJoydip Ghosh, University of Calgary
Understanding the effects of leakage in superconducting quantum error detection circuits
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmMauricio Gutierrez, Georgia Institute of Technology
The effect of realistic noise models on quantum error correction thresholds
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmJonas Anderson, Université de Sherbrooke
Towards an Efficient Decoder for Quantum LDPC Codes
SESSION 9b: Break-out 2: Quantum Many-Body Physics II
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSukhbinder Singh, Macquarie University, Sydney
Tensor networks and Symmetries
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmFernando Pastawski, California Institute of Technology
Optimal dissipative encoding and state preparation for topological order
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmAdolfo del Campo, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Shortcuts to adiabaticity in many-body systems
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmIman Marvian, University of Southern California
Symmetry-Protected Topological Entanglement
SESSION 9c: Break-out 3: Atoms and Photons
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmHector Sosa Martinez, University of Arizona
New Tools for Unitary Control of Cold Atom Qudits
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmDavid Rideout, University of California, San Diego
Quantum optics experiments at Earth-orbital scales and beyond
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmMatthias Lang, University of New Mexico
Optimal quantum-enhanced interferometry using a laser power source
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmCollin Trail, University of Calgary
On generating macroscopic superpositions via nonlinear dynamics of stopped light in a two-component Bose-Einstein condensate
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmBanquet

Saturday Program

SESSION 10: Superconducting Qubits
8:30 am - 9:15 amShyam Shankar, Yale University (invited)
Autonomously stabilized entanglement between two superconducting qubits
9:15 am - 9:45 amPedram Roushan, UCSB
Mapping the topological phase diagram of superconducting qubit systems
9:45 am - 10:15 amBreak
SESSION 11: Quantum Tomography
10:15 am - 10:45 amJohn Gamble, Sandia National Laboratories
Quantum gate set tomography
10:45 am - 11:15 amCarlos Riofrio, Freie Universität Berlin
Tomography of Quantum Fields
11:15 am - 11:45 amAmir Kalev, University of New Mexico
Quantum process tomography of near-unitary maps
11:45 am - 12:15 pmScott Glancy, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Practical and Fast Gaussian State Estimation
12:15 pm - 1:45 pmLunch
SESSION 12: Quantum Information Theory II
1:45 am - 2:30 pmEmanuel Knill, University of Colorado at Boulder (invited)
Certifying violations of local realism
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmBen Reichardt, University of Southern California (invited)
Classical command of quantum systems
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmJason Twamley, Macquarie University
All-Optical Switching and Router via the Direct Quantum Control of Coupling between Cavity Modes
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmBreak
SESSION 13: Quantum Metrology and Control
4:15 pm - 5:00 pmAnia Bleszynski-Jayich, University of California Santa Barbara (invited)
Quantum assisted sensing with diamond spins
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmJoshua Combes, University of New Mexico
Probabilistic protocols in quantum information? Probably not.
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmSergey Knysh, NASA Ames Research Center
True Quantum Precision and Unique Optimal Probes in presence of Decoherence.