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Quantum Science
Gordon Research Conference

Quantum Entanglement, New States of Matter, and Correlated Dynamics

Dates

July 31 - August 5, 2016

Location

Stonehill College
Easton, MA

Organizers

Chairs:
Jun Ye & Frank Verstraete

Vice Chairs:
Ana Maria Rey & Andrew Houck

Meeting Description

The 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Science will be held on July 31 - August 5, 2016 at Stonehill College, Easton, MA. The Chairs for the meeting are Jun Ye (an experimental physicist working on the frontiers of quantum metrology and many-body physics at JILA, University of Colorado) and Frank Verstraete (a theoretical physicist working on the foundational aspects of quantum information science at University of Vienna). The Vice Chairs are Ana Maria Rey (University of Colorado) and Andrew Houck (Princeton University).

The aim of this conference is to explore frontier topics in the field of quantum science research, covering fundamental questions on quantum information and decoherence, entanglement and correlation dynamics, quantum sensing and fundamental physics, and new quantum systems. The program committee consists of the four chairs, and Dave Wineland, Hans Briegel, Misha Lukin, Peter Zoller, Ignacio Cirac, Immanuel Bloch, David Huse, and Arno Rauschenbeutel. We will invite 50 and more leading scientists along with 100 or so students and postdocs, and together we will brainstorm a range of cutting-edge discussions related to the broad scientific discipline of quantum science.

The scientific program consists of five evening sessions and four morning sessions, starting from Sunday night (July 31, 2016) and ending on Friday morning (August 5). The evening sessions will feature one discussion leader and two invited speakers each. The morning sessions will have one discussion leader and three invited speakers each. Besides exploring quantum information processing algorithm and architecture, important questions to be discussed will include the connections between quantum entanglement, non-equilibrium dynamics, correlated states of matter, thermalization and decoherence. We will address the implications of quantum entanglement for outstanding questions in condensed matter, high energy, and general relativity, while we explore the technological applications in quantum sensing and construction of interconnected and robust quantum systems.

We will also hold a student-focused Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on July 30-31 (just before GRC). Jutho Haegeman (Univ. Vienna) and Jacob Covey (Univ. Colorado) are the student co-chairs. The interaction between students and practicing scientists will be a highlight of this conference.

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

Final 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 pmComputational Architecture, Entanglement/Computation Through Dissipation
Discussion Leader: Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany)
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmIgnacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany)
"Quantum Information Processing and Dissipation"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmRobert Schoelkopf (Yale University, USA)
"Cats in Microwave Cavities: Extending the Lifetime of Information by Error Correction"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmYiheng Lin (National Institute of Standards and Technology / JILA, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Logic Gates and Alternative Entanglement Schemes for Trapped Ions"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Information and Condensed Matter
Discussion Leader: Matthew P. Fisher (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMatthew P. Fisher (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Quantum Cognition"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amEhud Altman (Departmant of Physics, UC Berkeley, USA)
"Computing Thermalizing Quantum Dynamics Using Tensor Networks"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amMatthew Hastings (Microsoft, USA)
"Improved Quantum LDPC Codes"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmHannes Pichler (Harvard University/ITAMP, USA)
"Measuring the Entanglement Spectrum of Many-Body States"
12:15 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, Sensing, and Other Areas (Chemistry/Biology)
Discussion Leader: Vladan Vuletic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmVladan Vuletic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Entangling Many Atoms with One Photon"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmDavid Reitze (LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA)
"LIGO: Where Quantum Science and High Energy Astrophysics Come to Meet"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmMark Kasevich (Stanford University, USA)
"Precision Inertial Sensing with Atom Interferometry"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHybrid Systems, Quantum Networks/Communication
Discussion Leader: Eugene Polzik (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
9:00 am - 9:30 amEugene Polzik (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
"Quantum Mechanics in the Negative Mass Reference Frame"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amAlexander M. Cruickshank Lecture: Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University, USA)
"New Interface Between Quantum Optics and Nanoscience"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amOskar Painter (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Quantum Optomechanics and Interfaces"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmRonald Hanson (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
"From a Loophole-Free Bell Test Towards a Quantum Internet"
12:15 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 Computation Algorithm, Error Corrections
Discussion Leader: David Divincenzo (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDavid Divincenzo (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
"Electromagnetic Modeling for Microwave Quantum Computation"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmRainer Blatt (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
"Quantum Information Science with Trapped Ca+ Ions"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmBarbara Terhal (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
"Single-Mode Displacement Sensor"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMany-Body Entanglement and Dynamics, Decoherence, Thermalization/Localization
Discussion Leader: Eugene Demler (Harvard University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amEugene Demler (Harvard University, USA)
"Mesoscopic Physics with Ultracold Atoms"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amMarkus Greiner (Harvard University, USA)
"Measurement of Entanglement Entropy in a Quantum Many-Body System"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amCharles Marcus (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
"Majorana Electronics"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmChristian Gross (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany)
"Exploring the Many-Body Localization Transition in Two Dimensions"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStrongly Interacting Photons, Cavity QED with Real and Artificial Atoms
Discussion Leader: Darrick Chang (ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmDarrick Chang (ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
"Atomic Physics Meets Nanophotonics: Creating Complex Quantum States of Matter and Light"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmJeff Kimble (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Strong Atom-Light Interactions in Photonic Crystals"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmKonrad Lehnert (JILA, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Quantum Science and Technology with Electromechanical Devices"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNovel Quantum Systems, Such as Long-Range Interactions, Spin-Orbit Coupling
Discussion Leader: Francesca Ferlaino (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
9:00 am - 9:30 amFrancesca Ferlaino (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
"Exploring Dipole-Dipole Interactions in Ultracold Gases of Magnetic Atoms"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amJohn Bollinger (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
"Quantum Spin Dynamics and Entanglement Generation with Hundreds of Trapped Ions"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amJacob Covey (JILA/National Institute of Standards and Technology-University of Colorado-Boulder, USA)
"A Quantum Gas of KRb Molecules in an Optical Lattice"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmAntoine Browaeys (Institut d'Optique, CNRS, France)
"Implementation of Spin Hamiltonians in Arrays of Individual Rydberg Atoms"
12:15 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 Science in High Energy and General Relativity
Discussion Leader: Igor Pikovski (Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP), Harvard University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmIgor Pikovski (Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP), Harvard University, USA)
"Gravitational Phenomena in Low-Energy Quantum Systems"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmNorbert Schuch (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany)
"Topological Order and Tensor Networks: A Holographic Perspective"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmBrian Swingle (Stanford University, USA)
"Measuring Quantum Information Scrambling"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

This material is based upon work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under award number FA9550-16-1-0123. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force.

The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army or U.S. Government position, policy, or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.
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