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Quantum Information Science
August 31 - September 5, 2008
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky, MT

The Gordon Research Conference 2008 on Quantum Information Science will be devoted to the theoretical and experimental routes to controlling and manipulating quantum systems in the context of quantum information processing, quantum communication and applications in precision measurements. In particular, the conference will emphasize novel developments in the theory of quantum information science and recent progress in atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics, as well as the developing interface between these fields.


SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmQuantum Algorithms
7:40 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion Leader: Peter Shor (MIT)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Andrew Childs (University of Waterloo)
"Evaluating formulas with a quantum computer"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:10 pm Dorit Aharonov (Hebrew U.)
"New Directions in Quantum Computation"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Information and Cosmology
9:00 am - 9:30 am Discussion leader: Wojciech Zurek (Los Alamos National Labotatory)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Patrick Hayden (McGill University)
"Black Holes as Mirrors"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:10 am Andrzej Grudka (Gdansk University of Technology)
"The problem of quantumness of states - connections with thermodynamics"
11:10 am - 11:20 am Discussion
11:20 am - 11:50 am Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute)
"Continuous vs. Discrete Oracles"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAtomic Systems
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion leader: Ivan Deutsch (University of New Mexico)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Trey Porto (NIST/Gaithersburg)
"Coherent, global control of pairs of neutral atoms in a double-well optical lattice"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:10 pm David Weiss (Penn State University)
"Site-addressable 3D optical lattices for quantum computation"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSolid State Systems
9:00 am - 9:30 am Discussion Leader: Robert Schoelkopf (Yale University)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Charles Marcus (Harvard University)
"Spin Qubits in GaAs and Carbon Nanotubes"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:10 am Andrew Briggs (Oxford U.)
"Manipulation of spin qubits in molecular nanomaterials"
11:10 am - 11:20 am Discussion
11:20 am - 11:50 am John Clarke (UC Berkley)
"1/f Flux Noise in SQUIDs and Qubits: An Ongoing Saga"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTopological Quantum Computing
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion Leader: Sander Bais (U. Amsterdam)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Michael Freedman (Microsoft)
"A surprising distinction between topological phases in two and three dimensions"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:10 pm Chetan Nayak (UCLA)
"Topological Quantum Computing and the Quantum Hall Effect"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTrapped Ions
9:00 am - 9:30 am Discussion Leader: Emanuel Knill (NIST)
9:30 am - 10:00 am David Wineland (NIST/Boulder)
"Quantum information processing and quantum metrology with trapped ions"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:10 am Rainer Blatt (University of Innsbruck)
"Quantum Information Science with Trapped Ca+ Ions"
11:10 am - 11:20 am Discussion
11:20 am - 11:50 am Dzmitry Matsukevich (JQI / University of Maryland)
"Quantum Networks with Ions and Photons"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAtom-Photon Interface & Metrology using Entanglement
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion Leader: Eugene Polzik (Niels Bohr Inst.)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Klaus Molmer (University of Aarhus)
"Ensemble encoding of quantum information"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:10 pm Michael Lukin (Harvard University)
"Spin qubits in diamond: new physics and applications"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEntanglement in Quantum Many Body Systems
9:00 am - 9:30 am Discussion Leader: Hans Briegel (University of Innsbruck)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Ignacio Cirac (Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics)
"Wuantum computing and state engineering via dissipation"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:10 am Matthew Hastings (Los Alamos National Laboratories)
"Entanglement and Dynamics in Quantum Systems Far From Equilibrium"
11:10 am - 11:20 am Discussion
11:20 am - 11:50 am Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck)
"Quantum Information with Driven Dissipative Quantum Optical Systems"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPhoton Based Quantum Information Processing
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion Leader: Raymond Laflamme (University of Waterloo)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dirk Bouwmeester (UC Santa Barbara)
"Cavity QED with Charge-Tunable Quantum Dots"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:10 pm Gerhard Rempe (Max-Planck Insitute for Quantum Optics)
"Cavity QED with one atom and two photons"
9:10 pm - 9:20 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart

 
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