This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
After decades of experimental and theoretical efforts, the field of quantum science is now at an important junction: quantum simulators and computers are beginning to reach a scale where simulation by classical devices becomes impossible, and quantum metrology and communication is being considered for applications in a broad range of fields. There is tremendous activity and progress in this field, but important questions remain: How can quantum devices be scaled up? And what can they be used for? The conference will explore the cutting edge developments at this exciting frontier of modern science.
The 2020 Gordon Research Conference in quantum science will bring together a group of students, postdocs and senior scientists, all working at the frontier of quantum science to report and discuss ground-breaking experimental and theoretical advances. The main focus will be on devices based on AMO platforms, but also include condensed matter platforms such as superconducting circuits. The meeting will cover new developments in quantum simulation, quantum information, and quantum sensing. It will explore connections between entanglement, thermalization and decoherence with corresponding implications in quantum information AMO and CM physics, and gravitational physics. The conference will also review recent developments in the understanding of emergent universal properties of non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body systems across a broad range of fields from quantum simulators to ultrafast experiments in solids to high energy physics.
To encourage the participation of junior scientists, a Gordon Conference Seminar (GRS) for students and postdocs will be held just before the GRC.