Twenty-Second Annual SQuInT Workshop

Eugene Oregon

Start Date: Feb 08, 2020 - 12:00 am
End Date: Feb 10, 2020 - 12:00 am

Host: University of Oregon

Location: Eugene, Oregon

2020 group photo
The 22nd Annual SQuInT Workshop was organized by the Oregon Center for Optical Molecular & Quantum Science

Friday Welcome Reception

7:00 pm - 9:00 pmRegistration/Early Conference Check-In and Reception -- Composer's Conference Center Lobby and 12th Floor, Vistas Ballroom

All General Sessions will be held in Oneill/Williams, Conference Center

Saturday Program

7:30 am - 8:20 amBreakfast, Registration & Conference Check-in -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby, and Oneill/Williams (Breakfast)
8:20 am - 8:30 amOpening Remarks

SESSION 1: Superconducting qubits and quantum computational supremacy

Chair: Carlton Caves (University of New Mexico)
8:30 am - 9:20 amJohn Martinis (Google and University of California, Santa Barbara) (invited)
Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor
9:20 am - 10:00 amSergio Boixo (Google ) (invited)
Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby

SESSION 2: Near-term quantum devices and implementations

Chair: Justin Dressel (Chapman)
10:30 am - 11:00 amSam Gunn (University of Texas, Austin), Scott Aaronson
On the classical hardness of spoofing linear cross-entropy benchmarking
11:00 am - 11:30 amEleanor Rieffel (NASA - Ames Research Center), NASA QuAIL team
Utilizing NISQ devices for evaluating quantum algorithms
11:30 am - 12:00 pmHristo Djidjev (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Elijah Pelofske, Georg Hahn
Peering into the anneal process of a quantum annealer
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch Buffet -- Oneill/Williams

SESSION 3: Quantum characterization and benchmarking

Chair: Robin Blume-Kohout (Sandia)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmSteven Flammia (University of Sydney) (invited)
Efficient learning of quantum noise
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmSeth Merkel (IBM)
Benchmarking near-term quantum computers
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmJoseph Emerson (University of Waterloo, Quantum Benchmark Inc.), Joel Wallman, Dar Dahlen, Ian Hincks
Full reconstruction of all correlated errors in large-scale quantum computers
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmBreak -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby

SESSION 4: Solid-state implementations

Chair: Thaddeus Ladd (HRL)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmAlicia Kollar (University of Maryland, College Park) (invited)
Band engineering for quantum simulation in circuit QED
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmMattias Fitzpatrick (Princeton University), Zhiyang Yuan, Nathalie P. de Leon
Charge state instabilities in shallow NV centers for quantum sensing

SESSION 5: Poster Session and Reception

5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPoster Session and Reception (Refreshments and bar sponsored by TOPTICA) -- Hellman/Wilder

SESSION 5: Workshop attendees may also view posters on Sunday and Monday

Sunday Program

General Sessions 6, 7, and 8 will be held in Oneill/Williams, Conference Center
Concurrent Sessions 9a, 9b, and 9c will be held in Oneill, Sousa/Joplin/Seeger, and William, Conference Center
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast -- Oneill/Williams

SESSION 6: AMO for quantum information processing

Chair: Ivan Deutsch (University of New Mexico)
8:30 am - 9:15 amGiulia Semeghini (Harvard University) (invited)
Quantum simulation and computation with programmable Rydberg atom arrays
9:15 am - 9:45 amBethany Little (Sandia National Laboratories), Matthew Chow, Lambert Parazzoli, Jonathan Bainbridge, Grant Biedermann, Jongmin Lee, Brandon Ruzic, Constantin Brif, and Peter Schwindt
Entanglement-enhanced interferometry with neutral atoms
9:45 am - 10:15 amBreak -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby

SESSION 7: NISQ algorithm and applications

Chair: Barbara Jones (IBM)
10:15 am - 11:00 amBirgitta Whaley (University of California, Berkeley) (invited)
Quantum control for quantum algorithm design
11:00 am - 11:30 amNicholas Rubin (Google)
Demonstration of a large-scale quantum chemistry calculations using the Sycamore quantum processor
11:30 am - 12:00 pmMichael Foss-Feig (Honeywell), Andrew Potter, David Hayes
Matrix product state simulations on a quantum computer
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch Buffet -- Oneill/Williams


Chair: David Allcock (University of Oregon)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmJonathan Home (ETH, Zurich) (invited)
Encoded logical qubits and reservoir engineering in a trapped-ion mechanical oscillator
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmAlex Kato (University of Washington), Megan Ivory, Jennifer Lilieholm, Liudmila Zhukas, Xiayu Linpeng, Vasilis Niaouris, Maria Viitaniemi, Kai-Mei Fu, Boris Blinov
Trapping and manipulating 2D Coulomb crystals for quantum information processing
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmMaya Berlin-Udi (University of California Berkeley), Clemens Matthiesen, Alberto Alonso, Crystal Noel, Peter T. Lloyd, Vincenzo Lordi, Hartmut Häffner
Exploring electric-field noise mechanisms through treatments of an ion trap surface
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmBreak -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby

SESSION 9a: Usage of NISQ devices -- Oneill

Chair: Pablo Poggi (University of New Mexico)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmKevin Kuper (University of Arizona), Nathan Lysne, Pablo Poggi, Ivan Deutsch, Poul Jessen
Native and Trotter errors during intermediate-depth quantum simulations on a small, highly accurate quantum processor
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmAndrew Sornborger (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Cristina Cirstoiu, Zoe Holes, Joseph Iosue, Lukasz Cincio, Patrick Coles
Variational fast forwarding for quantum simulation beyond the coherence time
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmYukio Kawashima (1QB Information Technologies), "Takeshi Yamazaki, Valentin Senicourt, Rudi Plesch, Lee Huntington, Prakash Verma, Shunji Matsuura, Arman Zaribafiyan"
Scaling up quantum chemistry simulations using density matrix embedding theory
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmJaimie S. Stephens (Sandia National Laboratories), William Bolden; Ojas Parekh
A hybrid quantum approximate optimization algorithm incorporating classical heuristics
5:45 pm - 6:15 pmArik Avagyan (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder), Hilma Vasconcelos, Scott Glancy, Emanuel Knill
State tomography with photon counting after a beam splitter

SESSION 9b: Quantum network and communication -- Williams

Chair: Markus Allgaier (University of Oregon)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmSumeet Khatri (Louisiana State University), Corey T. Matyas, Aliza U. Siddiqui, Jonathan P. Dowling
Practical figures of merit and thresholds for entanglement distribution in quantum networks
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmMatthew DiMario (University of New Mexico CQuIC), Francisco Elohim Becerra
Coherent state phase estimation based on adaptive photon counting
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmEneet Kaur (Louisiana State University), Masahiro Takeoka, Mark M. Wilde, Wojciech Roga
Multipartite entanglement and secret key distribution in quantum networks
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmAshlesha Patil (University of Arizona), Mihir Pant, Don Towsley and Saikat Guha
Distance-independent rate for entanglement generation in a quantum network
5:45 pm - 6:15 pmRafael Alexander (University of New Mexico CQuIC), Carlton M. Caves
Quantum illumination, illuminated

SESSION 9c: Explorations in quantum information theory -- Sousa/Joplin/Seeger

Chair: Christopher Jackson (University of New Mexico)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmPeter J. Love (Tufts University), Michael Kreshchuk, William Kirby, Gary Goldstein, Hugo Beauchemin
Simulating quantum field theory in the light-front formulation
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmSepehr Nezami (California Institute of Technology), Adam Brown Hrant Gharibyan Stefan Leichenauer Henry Lin Grant Salton Leonard Susskind Brian Swingle Michael Walter
Quantum gravity in the lab: teleportation by size and traversable wormholes
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmChris Sutherland (University of Southern California), Daniel Lidar Todd Brun
Non-Markovianity of the post-Markovian master equation
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmTzula Propp (University of Oregon), Steven J van Enk
Limits to single photon detection: Amplification
5:45 pm - 6:15 pmPaolo Zanardi (University of Southern California), Georgios Styliaris
Quantifying the incompatibility of quantum measurements Relative to a Basis
6:20 pm - 7:00 pmSteering Committee Meeting -- Studio B/C, Mezzanine
7:15 pm - 9:30 pmBanquet -- Oneill/Williams

Monday Program

7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast -- Oneill/Williams

SESSION 10: Neutral atoms

Chair: Poul Jessen (University of Arizona)
8:30 am - 9:15 amMark Saffman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) (invited)
Scalable quantum computing with neutral atoms
9:15 am - 9:45 amHikaru Tamura (University of Michigan), Huy Nguyen, Paul Berman, Alex Kuzmich
Phase-matched scattering from a reconfigurable array of trapped neutral atoms
9:45 am - 10:15 amAnupam Mitra (University of New Mexico CQuIC), Michael J. Martin, Grant W. Biedermann, Alberto M. Marino, Pablo M. Poggi, Ivan H. Deutsch
Generation of high-fidelity Molmer-Sorenson interactions between neutral atoms using adiabatic Rydberg dressing
10:15 am - 10:45 amBreak -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby

SESSION 11: Quantum optics

Chair: Steven van Enk (University of Oregon)
10:45 am - 11:15 amTiemo Landes (University of Oregon), Amr Tamimi, Jonathan Lavoie, Michael Raymer, Brian Smith, Andrew Marcus
Two-photon Fourier transform spectroscopy
11:15 am - 11:45 amDileep Reddy (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder; University of Colorado, Boulder), Jeff Chiles, Sonia M. Buckley, Adriana E. Lita, Varun B. Verma, Sae Woo Nam, Richard P. Mirin
Micron-scale superconducting wires for polarization insensitive, near-unity efficiency single-photon detection
11:45 pm - 1:15 pmLunch Buffet -- Oneill/Williams

SESSION 12: Quantum error correction and fault tolerance

Chair: Andrew Landahl (Sandia)
1:15 pm - 2:00 pmBenjamin Brown (University of Sydney) (invited)
Advances in surface code quantum computation
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmVadym Kliuchnikov (Microsoft Research), Michael Beverland, Earl Campbell, Mark Howard
Lower bounds on the non-Clifford resources for quantum computations
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmBreak -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby

SESSION 13: Ions for quantum computing and simulation

Chair: Hartmut Haeffner (University of California, Berkeley)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRoee Ozeri (Weizmann Institute of Science), Ravid Shaniv, Tom Manovitz, Nitzan Akerman, Lee Peleg, Lior Gazit, Yotam Shapira and Ady Stern
Theory of robust multi-qubit non-adiabatic gates for trapped-ions
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmRaghavendra Srinivas (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder), Shaun Burd, Robert Sutherland, Hannah Knaack, Dietrich Leibfried, David Wineland, Andrew Wilson, David Allcock, Daniel Slichter
Laser-free trapped-ion entangling gates
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmCraig Hogle (Sandia National Laboratories), Peter Maunz, Jaimie S. Stephens, Kevin Young, Robin Blume-Kohout, Daniel Stick, Susan M. Clark
Logical cooling for robust analogue quantum simulation
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmCrystal Noel (University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute), Laird Egan, Marko Cetina, Michael Goldman, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Debopriyo Biswas, and Christopher Monroe
A universal quantum computer based on long chains of ions
5:00 pm - 5:15 pmBreak -- Playwright's Conference Center Lobby

SESSION 14: Engineering and venture company for quantum computers

Chair: David Wineland (University of Oregon)
5:15 pm - 6:00 pmJungsang Kim (Duke University) (invited)
Engineering a practical quantum computer