Intersections between Nuclear Physics and Quantum Information

This workshop will take place for two and a half days from March 28-30, 2018. It is currently planned to end at 12:30 PM central time on Friday, March 30.

The agenda can be viewed below, or downloaded here.

Wednesday March 28 Title
8:30 AM Registration open
Kawtar Hafidi Welcome
Chair James Osborn
9:30 AM David Dean Quantum Computing at ORNL ... and beyond (powerpoint)
10:00 AM John Preskill Quantum computing for nuclear and particle physics (powerpoint)
10:30 AM Coffee
11:00 AM Christine Muschik Quantum simulations of models from high energy physics
11:30 AM Erez Zohar Quantum Simulation of Lattice Gauge Theories with Ultracold Atoms
12:00 PM Lunch
Chair John Arrington
1:30 PM Stefan Floerchinger Entanglement in an expanding QCD string
2:00 PM Jose Repond Challenges in building a particle detector for the Electron-Ion Collider (powerpoint)
2:30 PM Dave Gaskell Compton Polarimetry at Jefferson Lab
3:00 PM Alessandro Roggero Linear Response on quantum computers
3:10 PM Richard Brower The QCD Abacus
3:20 PM Adam Freese Can quantum computers aid light cone Hamiltonian calculations of partonic structure?
3:30 PM Peter Petreczky Open challenges for QCD at high temperatures and densities
3:40 PM Workshop photo
3:50 PM Coffee
4:10 PM Alexey Gorshkov Quantum Sensing with Atoms and Photons (keynote)
4:40 PM Martin Savage Pursuing the Quantum Advantage for QCD
Chair Ian Cloët Discussion
5:10 PM Panel Alexei Bazavov, Stefan Floerchinger, Alexey Gorshkov, Christine Muschik, John Preskill, Martin Savage, Erez Zohar
Key questions
What are the important questions in nuclear physics that quantum information science can potentially help address?
What is the foreseeable role of quantum simulators and universal quantum computers in nuclear physics?
Can entanglement and concepts from quantum information science provide insight into QCD structure and reactions?
Thursday March 29 Title
Chair Daniel Lopez
8:30 AM Mark Saffman Towards scalable circuit model quantum computing with neutral atom qubits (powerpoint)
9:00 AM John Bollinger Quantum Simulation and Sensing with Single Plane Crystals of Trapped Ions (powerpoint)
9:30 AM Daniel Stick Surface ion traps for quantum computing
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Chris Monroe Reconfigurable Trapped Ion Quantum Computers and Simulators (powerpoint)
11:00 AM Aaron Miller Desktop superconducting photon detectors and ... computers? (powerpoint)
11:30 AM Clarence Chang Large arrays of superconducting devices
12:00 PM Lunch
Chair Ivar Martin
1:30 PM Andrew Geraci Ultra-sensitive force detection and fundamental physics with optically trapped nanospheres
2:00 PM Bryce Gadway Prospects for studying dynamical gauge fields with cold atoms in molecules (powerpoint)
2:10 PM Eden Figueroa Building a room temperature quantum computer (powerpoint)
2:20 PM Yong Chen Towards controlling nuclear quantum states in quantum materials and atomic systems
2:30 PM Frank Verstraete Breaking the exponential many body wall using quantum information
3:00 PM Coffee
3:30 PM David Kaplan Formulating nonabelian gauge theories for a quantum computer
Chair Matt Dietrich Discussion
4:00 PM Panel John Bollinger, Eden Figuerora, Ushma Kriplani, Aaron Miller, Petr Navratil, Georg Raithel, Mark Saffman
Key questions
What should be the complementary role of Universities, Industry, and National Labs in exploring Quantum computers and sensors?
How can the DOE facilitate the training of a QIS workforce?
Can we anticipate skills needed for QIS jobs that don't exist yet?
6:30 PM Reception and dinner
Friday March 30 Title
Chair Michael Bishof
8:30 AM Georg Raithel Quantum sensing with Rydberg atoms
9:00 AM Raphael Pooser Quantum Information with Quantum Optics
9:30 AM David Schuster Modular Superconducting Quantum Computing (powerpoint)
10:00 AM Coffee
10:30 AM Jiehang Zhang Quantum simulations with long-range interacting spin chains (powerpoint)
10:40 AM Alexei Bazavov & Yannick Meurice Quantum simulations of the Abelian Higgs model
11:00 AM Alex Romanenko Ultra-high Q superconducting cavities from accelerators for increased coherence of 3D quantum systems (powerpoint)
Chair Ian Cloët Discussion
11:30 AM Panel Ushma Kriplani, Peter Petreczky, Raphael Pooser, Gulshan Rai, Frank Verstraete
Key questions
What areas of collaboration between NP and QIS are most exciting to pursue?
What NP technologies could have application in QIS and vice versa?
Where do we go from here?
Panel slides Grand challenges for Nuclear Theory and QI
1:00 PM Close


Intersections between Nuclear Physics and Quantum Information

This workshop will explore synergies between quantum information science and nuclear physics.

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