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Quantum Science
Gordon Research Conference

Simulation, Verification, and Control of Complex Quantum Many-Body Systems

Dates

July 27 - August 1, 2014

Location

Stonehill College
Easton, MA

Organizers

Chairs:
David J. Wineland & Hans Briegel

Vice Chairs:
Jun Ye & Frank Verstraete

Meeting Description

Quantum Science is a continually-expanding field that has been stimulated by rapid theoretical and experimental progress in quantum information, sensing and metrology, and fundamental concepts. It is a highly-interdisciplinary field bringing together computer scientists, mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and experimentalists in atomic, molecular, optical, condensed matter physics and biology. Recent theoretical progress includes new ideas for quantum simulation and its applications, work on quantum testing and verification, the description of complex quantum many-body systems, and on novel schemes for quantum computation and its implementations. Recent experimental progress has in part been stimulated by ever-increasing precision of quantum control which has enabled the demonstration of complex algorithms and simulations. The combination of the latest technologies in these separate fields has also stimulated new research areas, including quantum sensors of biological systems and coupling of mesoscopic mechanical systems to optical and microwave fields. This conference will focus on the most recent developments in quantum science.

As with other Gordon Conferences, the meeting will provide a forum for bringing together senior scientists with students and postdocs in a relaxed setting. To encourage the participation of junior scientists, this year, a Gordon Conference Seminar for students and postdocs will be held in the 1½ days prior to the regular meeting.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Quantum Science" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 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 Testing and Verification
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Umesh Vazirani (U.C. Berkeley)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmPhilip Walther (University of Vienna, Austria)
"From Photonic Quantum Cloud Computing to Interactive Proofs"
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmMatthias Troyer (ETH, Zurich)
"Testing the D-Wave Devices"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSimulation with Atomic and Molecular Systems
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Christopher Monroe (JQI and University Maryland)
9:30 am - 10:00 amRainer Blatt (University of Innsbruck)
"Quantum Simulations with Strings of Trapped Ca+ Ions"
10:00 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amDebbie Jin (JILA and University of Colorado)
11:20 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmImmanuel Bloch (Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, and Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich)
"From Topological Bloch Bands to Interacting Rydberg Gases - New Frontiers for Ultracold Quantum Matter"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmNew Directions for Quantum Simulation
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Ana Maria Rey (JILA and U. Colorado)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmUwe-Jens Wiese (Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics Institute for Theoretical Physics Bern University Switzerland)
"Atomic Quantum Simulation of Abelian and Non-Abelian Gauge Theories"
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmIgnacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics)
"New Platforms for Quantum Simulations with Cold Atoms"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Interfaces Between Quantum Information and Condensed Matter
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: David Huse (Princeton University)
9:30 am - 10:00 amJelena Klinovaja (Harvard University)
"Exotic Bound States: Majorana Fermions and Parafermions"
10:00 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amChris Laumann (University of Washington)
"Continuous Preparation of a Fractional Chern Insulator"
11:20 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmAkimasa Miyake (University of New Mexico)
"Symmetry-Protected Topologically Ordered Phases and Their Use for Quantum Information Processing"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmQuantum Metrology and Sensing
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Vladan Vuletic (MIT)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmAnia Jayich (University of California Santa Barbara)
"Quantum Sensing on the Nanoscale with Engineered Diamond Spins"
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmJoerg Wrachtrup (University of Stuttgart)
"Spin Quantum Sensors: The Quest for Ultimate Resolution and Sensitivity"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Optics with Real and Artificial Atoms
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Rob Schoelkopf (Yale)
9:30 am - 10:00 amJean-Michel Raimond (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS, CNRS, UPMC, Collège de France)
"Confined Quantum Zeno Dynamics of a Watched Angular Momentum"
10:00 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amAndrew Houck (Princeton University)
"Many-Body Quantum Optics in Coupled Circuit QED Systems"
11:20 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmJeff Thompson (Harvard University)
"Quantum Optics with Atoms Trapped Near Nanostructures"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmPhotonics and Photon Interfaces
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: David Awschalom (University of Chicago)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmJacqueline Bloch (Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures LPN/CNRS, Marcoussis, France)
"Cavity Polariton in Microstructures: A Platform for Quantum Simulations"
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmJeremy O'Brien (Bristol University)
"Photonic Quantum Information Processing"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmOptomechanics, Hybrid Systems
9:00 am - 9:30 amDiscussion Leader: Dan Stamper-Kurn (U.C. Berkeley)
9:30 am - 10:00 amMarkus Aspelmeyer (University of Vienna)
"Quantum Controlling Mechanical Devices: From Quantum Interfaces to Quantum Gravity"
10:00 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 amCoffee Break
10:50 am - 11:20 amJohn Teufel (NIST, Boulder)
"Quantum Optomechanics with Microwave Circuits"
11:20 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmArno Rauschenbeutel (Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, TU Wien - Atominstitut, Vienna, Austria)
"Coupling, Controlling, and Processing Non-Transversal Photons with a Single Atom"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmFrontiers in Quantum Information Theory
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Patrick Hayden (Stanford University)
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmSeth Lloyd (MIT)
"Control of Integrable and Chaotic Quantum Systems"
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmRenato Renner (ETH Zurich)
"Randomness and Free Choice in Experiment"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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