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Quantum Information Science
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

May 7-12, 2006

Location

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy

Organizers

Chairs:
Ignacio Cirac & Peter Zoller

Vice Chairs:
Robert J. Schoelkopf & Michel H. Devoret

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmADVANCES IN QUANTUM COMPUTING
Discussion Leader: Martin Wilkens (Potsdam, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:15 pmDavid Wineland (NIST, Boulder, USA)
"Ion traps and prospects for scalable quantum information processing"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmSteve Girvin (Yale, USA)
"Quantum Optics and Cavity QED with electrical circuits"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmATOMIC SYSTEMS I
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Jeff Kimble (CALTECH, USA)
9:30 am - 10:05 amEugene Polzik (Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark)
"Deterministic light-atoms quantum interface"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 amCoffee Break / Conference Photo
10:45 am - 11:20 amGerhard Rempe (MPQ, Germany)
"Atoms and photons for quantum information processing"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pmMaciej Lewenstein (ICFO, Spain)
"Distributed Quantum Information Processing"
12:05 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmATOMIC SYSTEMS II
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Rainer Blatt (Innsbruck, Austria)
6:00 pm - 6:35 pmImmanuel Bloch (Mainz, Germany)
"Entangling neutral atoms in optical lattices"
6:35 pm - 6:45 pmDiscussion
6:45 pm - 7:20 pmPhillipe Grangier (Orsay, France)
"Controlled single-photon emission and quantum interference effects from individual atoms in tweezer traps"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSOLID STATE SYSTEMS
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Daniel Loss (Basel, Swizerland)
9:30 am - 10:05 amLeo Kouwenhoven (Delft, Netherlands)
"Quantum transport in quantum dots"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 amCoffee Break
10:45 am - 11:20 amJake Taylor (Harvard, USA)
"Solid-state architectures for quantum computation"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pmRob Schoelkopf (Yale, USA)
"Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics: doing Quantum Optics on a chip"
12:05 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmATOMIC-SOLID SYSTEMS INTERFACES
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Serge Haroche (ENS, France)
6:00 pm - 6:35 pmGerard Milburn (Queensland, Australia)
"Quantum information and quantum electromechanical systems"
6:35 pm - 6:45 pmDiscussion
6:45 pm - 7:20 pmGuang-Can Guo (Hefei, China)
"Mulit-photon interference"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQUANTUM INFORMATION THEORY
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Renato Renner (IBM, USA)
9:30 am - 10:05 amAndreas Winter (Bristol, UK)
"Simulating channels and correlations"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am - 11:20 amWolfgang Dür (Innsbruck, Austria)
"Entanglement in many-body systems"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pmFrank Verstraete (CALTECH, USA)
"Strongly correlated quantum systems: a quantum information perspective"
12:05 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmQUANTUM COMPUTING
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Richard Jozsa (Bristol, UK)
6:00 pm - 6:35 pmBarbara Terhal (IBM, USA)
"A QMA-complete Hamiltonian problem and the complexity of real Hamiltonian problems with nonnegative Gibbs density matrix"
6:35 pm - 6:45 pmDiscussion
6:45 pm - 7:20 pmDaniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
"The computational difficulty of spin chains in one dimension"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
8:00 pmDinner
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQUANTUM ALGORITHMS
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Richard Cleve (Calgary, Canada)
9:30 am - 10:05 amJulia Kempe (Paris, France)
"New separations in quantum communication complexity"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
Coffee Break
10:45 am - 11:20 amAndrew Childs (CALTECH, USA)
"From optimal measurement to efficient quantum algorithms for the hidden subgroup problem and beyond"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:05 pmHarry Buhrman (CWI, Netherlands)
"Non locality, communication complexity and fault tolerant computation"
12:05 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmQUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY
5:30 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Hoi-Kwong Lo (Toronto, Canada)
6:00 pm - 6:35 pmBarbara Kraus (Geneva, Switzerland)
"Security of quantum key distribution protocols"
6:35 pm - 6:45 pmDiscussion
6:45 pm - 7:20 pmAntonio Acin (Barcelona, Spain)
"Cryptographic properties of nonlocal correlations"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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