Monday 12 February

Chairperson: Enrique Solano (UPV/EHU)

09:00 – 09:30 Rainer Blatt (IQOQI / Univ. Innsbruck) “Quantum computation and quantum simulation with trapped Ca+ ions”

09:30 – 10:00 Miguel Ángel Martín-Delgado (Univ. Complutense) “Strong Resilience of Topological Codes to Depolarization”

10:00 – 10:20 Alejandro Bermudez (Univ. of Swansea & CSIC) “Assessing the progress of trapped-ion processors towards fault-tolerant quantum computation”, [pdf]

10:20 – 10:40 Sergio Boixo (Google) “Near-Term Quantum Supremacy”, [pdf]

Chairperson: Pol Forn-Diaz (BSC)

11:30 – 12:00 Simon Gustavsson (MIT/Lincoln Labs) “Dynamical control techniques with superconducting qubits”

12:00 – 12:30 Lin Tian (UC Merced) “Enhancing Quantum Adiabaticity in Adiabatic Quantum Processes via an Ancilla Cavity”, [pdf]

12:30 – 12:50 Angel Rivas (Univ. Complutense) “Observation of topological Uhlmann phases with superconducting qubits”, [pdf]

12:50 – 13:10 Robert Harris (Queensland Univ.) “Holographic Error Correcting Codes with Cluster States”

Chairperson: Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)

14:30 – 15:00 Andreas Wallraff (ETH-Zurich) “Deterministic Quantum State Transfer and Generation of Remote Entanglement using Microwave Photons”

15:00 – 15:30 Lieven Vandersypen (TU Delft) “Quantum simulation with quantum dots – Spins inside”, [pdf]

15:30 – 15:50 David Zueco (Univ. Zaragoza) “Suppression of superradiance by magnetic correlations”

15:50 – 16:10 Artur Garcia-Saez (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) “Quantum Eigensolvers in a Supercomputer”

17:00 – 18:40 Poster Session

Tuesday 13 February

Chairperson: Gavin Brennen (Macquarie Univ)

09:00 – 09:30 Immanuel Bloch (LMU/MPQ) “Large Scale Quantum Simulations Using Ultracold Atoms”, [pdf]

09:30 – 10:00 J. Ignacio Cirac (MPQ) “Quantum algorithms for quantum simulation”

10:00 – 10:20 Wolfgang Lechner (Univ. Innsbruck) “Programmable superpositions of Ising configurations”

10:20 – 10:40 Johannes Knörzer (MPQ) “Acoustic Traps and Lattices for Electrons in Semiconductors”, [pdf]

Chairperson: Chris Wilson (IQC)

11:30 – 12:00 Abhinav Kandala (IBM Research - NY) “Hardware-efficient Variational Quantum Eigen-solver with Noisy Superconducting Qubits”

12:00 – 12:30 Martin Plenio (Ulm Univ.) “Diamond Architectures for Quantum Simulators”

12:30 – 12:50 Uwe R. Fischer (Seoul Nat. Univ.) “The Knill-Laflamme condition is sufficient for the autonomous protection of logical qudits by strong engineered dissipation”

12:50 – 13:10 Elena Ferraro (CNR-IMM-Agrate Unit) “Semiconducting double-dot exchange-only qubit dynamics in presence of magnetic and charge noises”

Chairperson: Jose Ignacio Latorre (UB)

14:30 – 15:00 Jacqueline Bloch (Paris Sud Univ.) “Quantum fluids of light in semiconductor lattices”

15:00 – 15:30 Ivan Deutsch (New Mexico Univ.) “Quantum supremacy in the sampling of bosonic random walkers on a one-dimensional lattice”, [pdf]

15:30 – 15:50 Dimitris G. Angelakis (TU Crete & CQT Singapore ) “Quantum simulations with interacting photons: Probing many-body localization with superconducting circuits”

15:50 – 16:10 Michele Modugno (Univ. Basque Country) “Simulating the Haldane model with ultracold atoms: different perspectives”

Chairperson: Barbara Kraus (Innsbruck Univ)

17:00 – 17:30 Leonardo Fallani (Florence Univ.) “T.B.A.”

17:30 – 18:00 Jens Eisert (Freie Univ. Berlin) “Quantum advantages of quantum simulators”

18:00 – 18:20 Mónica Benito González (Univ. of Konstanz) “Input-output theory for spin-photon coupling in Si double quantum dots”

Wednesday 14 February

Chairperson: Pol Forn-Diaz (BSC)

09:00 – 09:30 Charles Neill (Google/UCSB) “A blueprint for demonstrating quantum supremacy with superconducting qubits”

09:30 – 10:00 Michel Devoret (Yale) “Catching and reversing a quantum jump”

10:00 – 10:20 Alexandru Petrescu (Princeton Univ.) “Fluxon-Based Quantum Simulation in circuit QED”, [pdf]

10:20 – 10:40 Juan Gonzalo Muga (Univ. Basque Country) “Asymmetric devices in cold-atom circuits”

Chairperson: Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)

11:30 – 12:00 Guido Pagano (MIT/Lincoln Labs) "Out-of-equilibrium phenomena in interacting spin chains", [pdf]

12:00 – 12:30 Christine A. Muschik (Univ. Innsbruck) “T.B.A.”

12:30 – 12:50 Michele Burrello (Copenhagen Univ.) “Engineering fractional quantum Hall states in synthetic cold atom ladders”

12:50 – 13:10 Antonio Negretti (Hamburg Univ.) “Quantum simulation and polaron physics with the compound atom-ion system”, [pdf]

Chairperson: Chris Wilson (IQC)

14:30 – 15:00 Frank Deppe (Walther-Meißner-Institut) “Advanced artificial atoms for quantum simulation”

15:00 – 15:30 Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard Univ.) “The Era of Variational Quantum Algorithms”

15:30 – 15:50 Tom Douce (Edinburgh Univ.) “Quantum advantage and fault tolerant universal quantum computing in continuous variables”

15:50 – 16:10 Joseba Alonso (ETH-Zurich) “Limits of correlations in an indivisible quantum system”


17:00 – 17:45 Scientific round table led and organized by Enrique Solano and Gavin Brennen

18:00 – 18:45 Q-Tech business round table led and organized by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll and Jose Ignacio Latorre

20:30 Conference dinner at Yandiola restaurant (Edificio Alhondiga Plaza Arriquibar 4, 48010 Bilbao)

Thursday 15 February

Chairperson: Enrique Solano (UPV/EHU)

09:00 – 09:30 Leticia Tarruell (ICFO) “Quantum liquid droplets in a mixture of Bose-Einstein condensates”

09:30 – 10:00 Nathan Wiebe (Microsoft) “The end of the beginning of quantum simulation”

10:00 – 10:20 Nicolo Spagnolo (Roma Univ.) “Integrated Photonic quantum simulation of spin chain dynamics”

10:20 – 10:40 Ryan Babbush (Google) “Low Depth Quantum Simulation of Electronic Structure”, [pdf]

Chairperson: Barbara Kraus (Innsbruck Univ)

11:30 – 12:00 Jonas Bylander (Chalmers Univ.) “Coherence, noise, and loss in superconducting quantum circuits”

12:00 – 12:30 Rosario Fazio (ICTP Trieste) “T.B.A.”

12:30 – 12:50 Simone Felicetti (Univ. Paris Diderot) “Ultra-strong coupling regime of two-photon interactions”, [pdf]

12:50 – 13:10 Gerard Pelegrí (UAB) “Ultracold atoms in optical diamond chains”, [pdf]

Chairperson: Gavin Brennen (Macquarie Univ)

14:30 – 15:00 Maia Garcia Vergniory (UPV/EHU & DIPC) “T.B.A.”

15:00 – 15:30 Will Zeng (Rigetti Computing) “Unsupervised Machine Learning on a Hybrid Quantum Computer”

15:30 – 15:50 Johannes Heinsoo (ETH Zürich) “Rapid High-Fidelity Multiplexed Readout of Superconducting Qubits”

15:50 – 16:10 Nana Liu (CQT & NUS) “Client-friendly verifiable continuous-variable blind quantum computing”, [pdf]

Chairperson: Jose Ignacio Latorre (UB)

17:00 – 17:30 Daniel J. Egger (IBM Research - Zurich) “Quantum simulations using fast two-qubit holonomic operations”

17:30 – 18:00 Juan Carlos García Escartín (Univ. Valladolid) “Primality testing with quantum order finding”, [pdf]

18:00 – 18:20 Dario Tamascelli (Milano Univ.) “Simulating spin-boson models with trapped ions: a non-perturbative approach”, [pdf]

Friday 16 February

Chairperson: Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)

09:00 – 09:30 Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland Univ.) “Simulating big systems on small quantum computers”

09:30 – 10:00 Joseph M. Lukens (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.) “Photonic quantum information processing with spectral qudits”, [pdf]

10:00 – 10:20 Martin Weides (KIT) “Analog quantum simulation of the Rabi model in the ultra-strong coupling regime”

10:20 – 10:40 Marc Ganzhorn (IBM Zurich) “Parametrically activated two-qubit interactions in a superconducting qubit system for quantum simulations”

Chairperson: Enrique Solano (UPV/EHU)

11:30 – 12:00 Kihwan Kim (Tsinghua Univ.) “Experimental simulation of quantum Rabi model with trapped ion system”, [pdf]

12:00 – 12:30 Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz (NASA Ames) “A machine learning approach for benchmarking and training shallow quantum circuits”, [pdf]

12:30 – 12:50 Alexander V. Sergienko (Boston Univ.) “Quantum Simulation of Discrete Hamiltonians With Directionally Unbiased Linear-Optical Multiports”, [pdf]