Third Biannual Student Summer Retreat

Asilomar Group Photo

Start Date: Jun 15, 2003 - 12:00am
End Date: Jun 18, 2003 - 12:00am

Host: University of California, Berkeley, Coordinator: Prof. K. Birgitta Whaley

Location: Asilomar State Park, California

The Retreat is an educational activity, with pedagogical and overview lectures geared towards newcomers to the field. In addition, it is intended to provide an opportunity for new students in the field to become acquainted with their peers from other research groups and to establish grass roots connections between the increasing number of research groups active in this field -- hence the name: Summer School and Retreat.

This year's retreat will emphasize computer scienceand engineering.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Quantum complexity and algorithms
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum error correction and control
  • Laboratory implementations in atomic and solid-state systems
Registration will be limited to 50 attendees, new to studies in quantum information science and technology. Registration is completed by submitting the fee, $300, by check, payable to the University of New Mexico to the address below. The fee includes housing the evenings of 15-18 June, all meals, and materials.

Program Committee

Chair: Prof. K. Birgitta Whaley (UCB)

Co-Chairs: Profs. Ivan Deutsch (UNM) and David Meyer (UCSD)

Student Members:

  • Ken Brown – graduate student in Chemistry, UCB
  • Thaddeus Ladd – graduate student in Applied Physics, Stanford
  • Cyrus Master – graduate student in Engineering, Stanford
  • Joe Renes – graduate student in Physics, UNM

Speakers

  • David Bacon, Caltech
  • Carl Caves, UNM
  • Brian King, McMaster University
  • Ivan Deutsch, UNM
  • Andrew Doherty, Caltech
  • John Martinis, NIST
  • David Meyer, UCSD
  • Michele Mosca, U. Waterloo
  • Wim van Dam, UCB

Program

Sunday, 15 June

1500 - ?? ?? Check into rooms
1900 - 2100 FREE Welcome BBQ, Registration

Monday, 16 June
0730 - 0900 Breakfast
0900 - 0930 0. Welcoming remarks and Information
0930 - 1030 1. Overview of quantum information (Carlton Caves)
1030 - 1100 Break
1100 - 1200 2. Quantum Algorithms (Michele Mosca)
1200 - 1430 Lunch and independent fun
1430 - 1530 3. Quantum Communication (Wim van Dam)
1530 - 1630 4. Superconducting circuits 1 (John Martinis)
1630 - 1700 Break
1700 - 1800 5. Quantum Complexity (Wim van Dam)
1800 - 1900 Dinner
1930 - 2030 6. Superconductors 2 (John Martinis)

Tuesday, 17 June
0730 - 0900 Breakfast
0930 - 1030 1. Quantum measurement fundamentals (Carlton Caves)
1030 - 1100 Break
1100 - 1200 2. Error correction 1 (David Bacon)
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1800 Monterey Aquarium trip (optional)
1800 - 1900 Dinner
1900 - 2000 3. Ion traps (Brian King)
2000 - 2100 4. Neutral atoms (Ivan Deutsch)

Wednesday, 18 June
0730 - 0900 Breakfast
0930 - 1030 1. Simulating Quantum Systems (David Meyer)
1030 - 1100 Break
1100 - 1200 2. Quantum algorithms 2 (Michele Mosca)
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1800 Hike, Point Lobos State Reserve
1800 - 1900 Dinner
1930 - 2030 3. Quantum control 1 (Andrew Doherty)

Thursday, 19 June
0730 - 0900 Breakfast
0900 - 1000 1. Quantum Control 2 (Andrew Doherty)
1000 - 1100 2. Error correction 2 (David Bacon)
1100 - 1200 3. Quantum Games (David Meyer)
1200 - 1300 Lunch

 Fun Stuff

Sunday, June 15, 7pm
FREE Welcome Barbecue
Meet your fellow conference participants and presenters! Chicken, beef tri-tip, corn on the cob and other good stuff. It will be held at the Barbecue Area

Tuesday, June 17, 1pm – 6pm
Monterey Bay Aquarium
We’ll carpool to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium to spend the afternoon with octopi, tide pools, sting ray exhibits and more. Admission is $15.95 (not included in conference fee). Highly recommended!

Wednesday, June 18, 1pm – 6pm
Free time including optional:
Hike at Point Lobos State Reserve (Deterministic Quantum Walk)
Short carpool again to the beautiful oceanside park, where we will take an easy hike out to the cove overlooks. Trail maps will be available at the event. There is a nominal fee of $5 per car for parking (not included in conference fee)

Participants