Spring 2020

Quantum Devices: Simulation, Supremacy, and Optimization

May 4, 2020 to May 8, 2020 

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David DiVincenzo (RWTH Aachen; chair), Ignacio Cirac (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik), Barbara Terhal (Delft University of Technology)

This workshop will focus on the state of the art in terms of experimental realization of quantum devices. What is the current frontier in terms of applications for these devices? Is quantum simulation of physical or chemical systems becoming a reality? What are the prospects for quantum supremacy experiments? In the absence of fault-tolerance, can the devices serve as large-scale but noisy quantum optimizers?

This workshop is being live streamed on our website. Full participation (including the capacity to ask questions) will be available via Zoom webinar

Registration is now closed. If you would still like to participate, you can access the webinar here:

Enquiries may be sent to the organizers workshop-quantum3 [at] (at this address).

Invited Participants: 

Scott Aaronson (University of Texas at Austin), Gorjan Alagic (QuICS, University of Maryland), Ehud Altman (UC Berkeley), Rotem Arnon-Friedman (UC Berkeley), Ryan Babbush (Google, Inc.), Boaz Barak (Harvard University), Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago and Ruhr University Bochum), Alexandre Blais (Sherbrooke University), Rainer Blatt (University of Innsbruck), Sergio Boixo (Google Research), Dan Boneh (Stanford University), Adam Bouland (UC Berkeley), Zvika Brakerski (Weizmann Institute of Science), Fernando Brandao (Caltech), Sergey Bravyi (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), Alessandro Chiesa (UC Berkeley), Andrew Childs (University of Maryland), Isaac Chuang (MIT), Ignacio Cirac (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik), Andrea Wei Coladangelo (California Institute of Technology), Elizabeth Crosson (University of New Mexico), David DiVincenzo (RWTH Aachen), Yfke Dulek (QuSoft), Vedran Dunjko (University of Leiden), Kirsten Eisentraeger (Penn State), Jens Eisert (Freie Universität Berlin), Di Fang (UC Berkeley), Bill Fefferman (University of Chicago), Keisuke Fujii (Osaka University), Sanjam Garg (UC Berkeley), András Pál Gilyén (Caltech), Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute), Alex Bredariol Grilo (CWI and QuSoft), Sean Hallgren (Pennsylvania State University), Patrick Hayden (Stanford University), Martin Head-Gordon (UC Berkeley), Nicholas Hunter-Jones (Perimeter Institute), Sandra Irani (UC Irvine), Julian Kelly (Google), Iordanis Kerenidis (CNRS - Université Paris Diderot), Robert Koenig (TU Munich), Robin Kothari (Microsoft Research), Greg Kuperberg (UC Davis), Tanja Lange (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), Debbie Leung (University of Waterloo), Lin Lin (UC Berkeley), Guang-Hao Low (Microsoft Research), Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University), Urmila Mahadev (Microsoft Research), Nicholas Mayhall (Virginia Tech), Saeed Mehraban (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tony Metger (Caltech), Christopher Monroe (University of Maryland), Joel Moore (UC Berkeley), Alexander Poremba (Caltech), John Preskill (California Institute of Technology), Prasad Raghavendra (UC Berkeley), Ben Reichardt (University of Southern California), Siobhan Roberts (New York Times/ Simons Institute Journalist in Residence), Miklos Santha (Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7), Christian Schaffner (University of Amsterdam), Norbert Schuch (Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics), Nikhil Srivastava (UC Berkeley), Mario Szegedy (Alibaba Cloud Quantum Lab), Barbara Terhal (Delft University of Technology), Umesh Vazirani (UC Berkeley), Thomas Vidick (California Institute of Technology), Joel Wallman (IQC, University of Waterloo), Birgitta Whaley (UC Berkeley), Alec White (Caltech), James Whitfield (Dartmouth College), Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland University), Xiaodi Wu (University of Maryland), Penghui Yao (Nanjing University), Norman Yao (UC Berkeley), Henry Yuen (University of Toronto), Mike Zaletel (UC Berkeley), Mark Zhandry (Princeton University)