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.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Quantum Simulation
- Progress in Quantum Computing and Algorithms
- Non-Equilibrium Quantum Matter
- From Quantum Simulation to Quantum Computing
- Quantum Metrology and Sensing
- Late-Breaking Topics
- Quantum Information and Condensed Matter
- Light-Matter Interactions and Many-Body Quantum Optics
- Connections Between Quantum Science and Other Fields