John R. Kirtley, Stanford University
Scanning SQUID Microscopy of Topological Insulators
Per Delsing, Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
Guillermo Esteban Romero Huenchuir, University of Basque Country, Spain
Wolfram Pernice, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Enrique Solano, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain
I will introduce the field of quantum simulations from a wide
scientific perspective. Then, I will discuss the relevance of quantum
simulations for reproducing different aspects of quantum physics:
nonrelativistic and relativistic quantum dynamics, physical and unphysical
quantum operations, as well as strong and ultrastrong light-matter
interactions. Finally, I will give examples in the context of trapped-ion
and circuit QED technologies.
Come for the fun, stay for the science! Bring your friends and family to celebrate International Women's Day with the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS).
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon featuring science demos, hands-on activities and interactive games. Meet our robot Nao!
Activities will be brought to you by the Centre for Women in Science, Kitchener Public Library, Desire2Learn, Kwartzlab, Diyode, Institute for Quantum Computing, Savvy Planet, Nerd Nite KW, Brick Works Academy and more.
Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Gianluigi Catelani, Peter Grünberg Institute, Germany
Superconducting qubits based on Josephson junctions are a promising
platform for quantum computation, reaching quality factors of over one
million. Such high quality factors enable the investigation of
decoherence mechanisms with high accuracy. An intrinsic decoherence
process originates from the coupling between the qubit degree of freedom
and the quasiparticles that tunnel across Josephson junctions. In this
talk I will review the general theory of quasiparticle effects, valid
Taehyun Yoon, Columbia University
In the XENON dark matter search experiment, trace contamination of Xe by Kr contributes background events through the beta decay of radioactive Kr-85. To achieve the required sensitivity of the detector, the contamination must be reduced below the part per trillion (ppt) level and this level must be known precisely. We have developed an atom trap trace analysis (ATTA) device using standard atom cooling and trapping techniques to detect Kr below the ppt level.
H. Jeff Kimble, California Institute of Technology
Xiasong Ma, Yale University
Rob Spekkens & Matthew Pusey
- Perimeter Institute
1) How to experimentally test the notion of noncontextuality
2) How to demonstrate contextuality in a realistic experiment
Penghui Yao (Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore)
A fundamental question in complexity theory is how much resource is
needed to solve k independent instances of a problem compared to the
resource required to solve one instance. Suppose solving one instance of
a problem with probability of correctness p, we require c units of some
resource in a given model of computation. A direct sum theorem states
that in order to compute k independent instances of a problem, it
Jared B. Hertzberg, University of Maryland
Ni Ni, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Manuel Endres, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany
Joint IQC Physics Seminar
The manipulation and detection of individual quantum excitations forms the basis of modern quantum physics experiments. However, most of these experiments have been restricted to systems composed of only a few particles.
Peter Love, Haverford College
The Quantum Innovators workshop will bring together the most promising young researchers in quantum physics and engineering for a three-day conference aimed at exploring the frontier of our field.
Nicolas Menicucci, The University of Sydney