Quantum + Beer
Thursday, November 1
Patent Social - 17 Erb Street East, Waterloo
Experience the unique combination of quantum physics and craft beer and learn how they are anecdotally intertwined.
Susan Clark, Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is a multidisciplinary National Laboratory in the United States dedicated to developing advanced technologies. Here, I will explain the ongoing work in quantum information science using trapped ions. In particular, I will describe requirements of surface ion traps fabricated at Sandia’s MESA facility. Additionally, I will discuss results obtained using these traps relevant to building a quantum information platform, including ion shuttling, electric field control, and high-fidelity quantum operations.
The Quantum Innovators in Computer Science and Mathematics workshop brings together promising young researchers working on theoretical aspects of quantum information and computation in computer science and mathematics. Guests are invited for a four-day conference aimed at exploring the frontier of our field.
The study of high-efficiency magnetization reversal using spin-orbit coupling
Dongseuk Kim, Quantum Technology Institute, KRISS, South Korea
The Quantum Innovators in science and engineering workshop brings together the most promising young researchers in quantum physics and engineering. Guests are invited for a four-day conference aimed at exploring the frontier of our field.
Ish Dhand, University of Ulm
Lida Zhang, Texas A&M University
Rydberg atoms, which possess large-dipole moments and the resulting strong dipole- dipole interactions, have been intensively investigated owing to its potential applications in diverse fields ranging from quantum nonlinear optics to quantum information and computation. Exclusive examples includes photon blockade, attractive photons and single-photon transistors, to mention a few.
PhD Thesis Presentation
Candidate: Christopher Chamberland, Physics and Astronomy
Supervisor: Raymond Laflamme
Nana Liu, Centre for Quantum Technologies
Transformative Quantum Technologies
Physics beyond Ohm's Law
Qi-Kun Xue, Vice-President, Tsinghua University
This 7-day conference aims to bring scientists from China and Canada together, to nourish more extensive collaborations and to educate younger generations. The invited talks covers many aspects of quantum technologies, including quantum information theory and implementation, quantum cryptography and quantum communication, quantum materials, quantum metrology, and quantum foundations.
Wolfgang Ketterle - MIT
The properties of ultracold atoms can be profoundly modified with the help of laser beams. They can modify the wavefunction of neutral atoms in such a way that they show behavior of charged particles, e.g. electrons in high magnetic fields. In this way, synthetic magnetic fields and spin-orbit coupling have been realized, and a supersolid phase has been observed. A supersolid is superfluid and breaks translational symmetry, i.e. it has shape.
Salil Bedkihal, Exeter
Cooling close to absolute zero temperature: a recipe for discoveries
Wolfgang Ketterle, 2001 Nobel Laureate
Tian Zhang, University of Oxford
Interested in learning more about the Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) initiative? Attend the TQT information session from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the RAC 2 Quiet Labs foyer. Please join us to learn about TQT’s program opportunities, latest research developments and future directions.
IQC Colloquium - Layla Hormozi, IQC
Big Ideas for Little Minds
Charles W. Thiel, Montana State University
Matthew Amy, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
Security Proof for Discrete-Modulated Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution
Speaker: Twesh Upadhyaya
Entanglement in single-shot quantum channel discrimination
PhD candidate: Daniel Puzzuoli
Supervisor: John Watrous
Thesis available from MGO - firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring Practical Methodologies for the Characterization and Control of Small Quantum Systems
PhD Candidate: Ian Hincks
Supervisors: David Cory, Joseph Emerson
Thesis available from MGO - email@example.com
Polarization Entangled Photon Sources for Free-Space Quantum Key Distribution
M.Sc. Candidate: Ramy Tannous
Supervisor: Thomas Jennewein
The thesis has been deposited in the Faculty of Science Graduate Office, PHY 2013, and is available for perusal.
Apply for QCSYS and discover how the physics and mathematics of quantum mechanics and cryptography merge into one of the most exciting topics in contemporary science – quantum cryptography.
- Engage in hands-on experiments and attend lectures
- Collaborate with renowned researchers
- Participate in group work and social activities
- Stay in a university residence with QCSYS counsellor