Eighteenth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Start Date: Feb 18, 2016 - 12:00 am
End Date: Feb 20, 2016 - 12:00 am

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

Location: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Invited Speakers

Wednesday Program

5:00 pm - 7:00 pmWelcome Reception and Cash Bar (Pavilion Court)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmCheck in and On-site Registration (Pavilion Landing)

Thursday Program

7:00 am - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast & Check in (Pavilion Court and Landing)
8:30 am - 8:45 amOpening Remarks (Pavilion I-III)

SESSION 1: Loophole-free Bell test 1 (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Carlton Caves (New Mexico)

8:45 am - 9:30 amRonald Hanson, (TU Delft)
From a loophole-free Bell test to a quantum Internet
9:30 am - 10:00 amMorgan Mitchell, (ICFO)
Random number generation for loophole free Bell tests
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 2: Loophole-free Bell test 2 (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Michael Raymer (Oregon)

10:30 am - 11:00 amMarissa Giustina, Zeilinger group (Vienna)
A significant-loophole-free test of Bell's theorem with entangled photons
11:00 am - 11:30 amLynden K. Shalm, Nam group (NIST, Boulder)
A strong loophole-free test of local realism
11:30 am - 12:00 pmScott Glancy, (NIST, Boulder)
Data analysis for "A strong loophole-free test of local realism"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Grand Pavilion IV, V, VI)

SESSION 3: Semiconductor QIP and tomography (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Robin Blume-Kohout (Sandia)

1:30 pm - 2:15 pmSusan Coppersmith, (Wisconsin-Madison)
Building a quantum computer using silicon quantum dots
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmSeth Merkel, (HRL)
Applying benchmarking protocols to encoded qubits with non-Markovian errors
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmCharles Baldwin, Deutsch group (New Mexico)
Informational completeness in bounded-rank quantum-state tomography
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmBreak (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 4: Semiconductor qubits (experiment) (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Emily Pritchett (HRL)

3:45 pm - 4:30 pmStephanie Simmons, (Simon Fraser)
Illuminating a path forward for silicon donor spin qubits
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmPatrick Harvey-Collard, Carroll group (Sandia)
Nuclear-driven electron spin rotations in a coupled silicon quantum dot and single donor system

SESSION 5: Poster Session and Reception (Fiesta Room, Fiesta Court and Enchantment Court)

5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPoster Session and Reception

Friday Program

7:00 am - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 6: Neutral atoms (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Grant Biedermann (Sandia)

8:30 am - 9:15 amCindy Regal, (JILA, Colorado)
Interfering and entangling individual neutral atoms
9:15 am - 9:45 amAdam Kaufman, Greiner group (Harvard)
Measuring entanglement entropy and local observables in a thermalizing many-body state
9:45 am - 10:15 amBreak (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 7: Computer Science (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Jon Yard (Microsoft)

10:15 am - 11:00 amAshley Montanaro, (University of Bristol)
Quantum speedup of backtracking and Monte Carlo algorithms
11:00 am - 11:30 amRolando Somma, (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
A Trotter-Suzuki approximation for Lie groups with applications to Hamiltonian simulation
11:30 am - 12:00 pmVadym Kliuchnikov, QuArC (Microsoft)
A framework for approximating qubit unitaries
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Grand Pavilion IV, V, VI)

SESSION 8: Ions (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Hartmut Häffner (UC Berkeley)

1:30 pm - 2:15 pmPeter Maunz, (Sandia)
High-fidelity two-qubit quantum gates in a scalable surface ion trap
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmTing Rei Tan, Wineland group (NIST, Boulder)
Recent progress on trapped-ion quantum information processing at NIST
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmErik Urban, Häffner group, (UC Berkeley)
Towards a new class of trapped ion experiments with ion rings
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmBreak (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 9a: Quantum control, simulation, and application (Pavilion II - III)

Chair: Elohim Becerra (New Mexico)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pmDylan Gorman, Häffner group (UC Berkeley)
Quantum simulation of spin-bath dynamics with trapped ions
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmTyler Keating, Biedermann-Deutsch group (New Mexico/Sandia)
Arbitrary Dicke-state control of symmetric Rydberg ensembles
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmDenis Seletskiy, (Konstanz)
Sub-cycle quantum optics: Direct sampling of vacuum fluctuations in experiment and theory
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmSarah Kaiser, Jennewein group (IQC, Waterloo)
Towards satellite-based quantum communication: field testing the QEYSSAT payload
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmItay Hen, (Southern California)
Quantum annealing for constrained optimization

SESSION 9b: Error correction and estimation (Pavilion I)

Chair: Bryan Eastin (Northrop Grumman)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pmJoshua Combes, (IQC, Waterloo and Perimeter)
Logical randomized benchmarking
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmAndrzej Veitia, van Enk group (Oregon)
Detecting memory effects in QIP architectures
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEleanor Rieffel, (NASA Ames)
Non-commuting two-local Hamiltonians for quantum error suppression
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmNathan Wiebe, QuArC (Microsoft)
Efficient Bayesian phase estimation
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmTravis Scholten, Blume-Kohout group (Sandia)
Towards a model selection rule for quantum state tomography

SESSION 9c: Kaleidoscope of QI theoretical frontiers (Enchantment E-F)

Chair: Jim Harrington (HRL)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMark Wilde, (Louisiana)
Recoverability in quantum information theory
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmJonathan A. Gross, Caves group (New Mexico)
Fisher symmetry and the geometry of quantum states
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmMartin Roetteler, (Microsoft)
Reversible circuit compilation with space constraints
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmJacob Miller, Miyake group (New Mexico)
Quantum computation using genuine two-dimensional symmetry-protected topological order
6:00 pm - 6:30 pmGrant Salton, Hayden group (Stanford)
Spacetime replication of continuous variable quantum information
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmSteering Committee Meeting (Committee Members only) (Sierra Vista, 19th floor)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBanquet (Grand Pavilion IV, V, VI)

Saturday Program

7:00 am - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 10: Quantum computation and quantum tunneling (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Todd Brun (Southern California)

8:30 am - 9:15 amSeth Lloyd, (MIT)
Quantum algorithms for topological data analysis
9:15 am - 9:45 amZhang Jiang, (NASA Ames)
Instantons in thermally-assisted tunneling and quantum Monte Carlo simulations
9:45 am - 10:15 amLucas Brady, van Dam group (UC Santa Barbara)
Efficient tunnelling in quantum adiabatic optimization and its quantum Monte Carlo simulations
10:15 am - 10:45 amBreak (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 11: Superconductor qubits (experiment) (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Andrew Landahl (Sandia)

10:45 am - 11:30 amRobert Schoelkopf, (Yale)
Extending the lifetime of quantum information through error correction
11:30 am - 12:00 pmRyan Babbush, Martinis group (Google)
The promise of variational quantum algorithms
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Grand Pavilion IV, V, VI)

SESSION 12: Superconductor for QIP (theory) (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Emily Pritchett (HRL)

1:30 pm - 2:15 pmJay Gambetta, (IBM)
Exploring small quantum error correcting codes with superconducting qubits
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmEddy Timmermans, (Los Alamos)
A DC-SQUID force sensor: an atomtronic proposal
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmBreak (Pavilion Court)

SESSION 13: Atomic, molecular, optical physics (experiment) (Pavilion I - III)

Chair: Poul Jessen (Arizona)

3:15 pm - 3:45 pmMichael Gould, Fu group (Washington)
Enhanced emission of zero-phonon line photons from a single nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmTian Zhong, Faraon Group (IQIM, Caltech)
Broadband nanophotonic quantum interface with a cavity-protected rare-earth ensemble
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmHector Sosa Martinez, Jessen group (Arizona)
Optimal strategies for quantum state and process tomography: efficiency versus robustness
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmLaura De Lorenzo, Schwab group (IQIM, Caltech)
Exploring the macroscopic quantum physics of motion with superfluid He-4

SESSION 14: Future of QI (keynote talk) (Pavilion I-III)

Chair: Ivan Deutsch (New Mexico)

5:30 pm - 6:15 pmJohn Preskill, (IQIM, Caltech)
Our quantum future