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NIST-UMD Workshop on Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)


This is the "kickoff workshop" for a new Center for Quantum Information
and Computer Science
 (QuICS) at the University of Maryland. The purpose of the workshop is to initiate collaborations between researchers at QuICS and elsewhere, and to solicit ideas about research and activities that the QuICS center may pursue.

This workshop follows the 2012 QIS Workshop in Computer and Natural Sciences.

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View the full program for the workshop (including titles and abstracts for the talks and posters).


The meeting will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, at 3501 University Blvd, East Hyattsville, Maryland 20783.

All speaker sessions will be held in room 2110/2111/2112.

The reception and poster session will be held in room 2100/2101/2102.

Monday, March 31:

8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - Tutorial and Quantum Algorithms I - Seth Lloyd, Andrew Childs [slides]
10:25 AM - Morning Break
10:45 AM - Quantum Algorithms II - Sean Hallgren, Seth Lloyd
12:05 PM - Lunch
1:20 PM - Panel Discussion: QuICS Research Activities and Funding
2:00 PM - Quantum Computation - Barbara Terhal [slides], Daniel Gottesman [slides]
3:20 PM - Afternoon Break
3:45 PM - Black Holes - Scott Aaronson [slides], Samuel Braunstein
5:05 PM - Poster Session & Reception

Tuesday, April 1:

8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Quantum Information Theory - Graeme Smith, Debbie Leung
10:20 AM - Morning Break
10:45 AM - Hamiltonian Complexity - Mario Szegedy [slides], Fernando Brandao [slides]
12:05 PM - Lunch
1:10 PM - Quantum Cryptography - Renato Renner [slides], Nicolas Gisin [slides]
2:30 PM - Afternoon Break
2:55 PM - Experimental Tests of Quantum Mechanics - Manny Knill [slides]
3:35 PM - End*

*�Note: Scott Aaronson will be giving the Physics Colloquium at the University of Maryland at 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 1, in the John S. Toll Physics Building, Room 1412. His talk will be on "Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable."


Invited Speakers
Scott Aaronson (MIT)
Fernando Brandao (University College London)
Samuel Braunstein (Univ. of York)
Andrew Childs (Univ. of Waterloo)
Nicolas Gisin (Univ. of Geneva)
Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter Institute)
Sean Hallgren (Penn. State Univ.)
Manny Knill (NIST-Boulder)
Debbie Leung (Univ. of Waterloo)
Seth Lloyd (MIT)
Renato Renner (ETH Zurich)
Graeme Smith (IBM Research)
Mario Szegedy (Rutgers University)
Barbara Terhal (RWTH Aachen)


Start Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
End Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Location: College Park, Maryland, USA
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


Please register online at this page. Registration is free, and is due by March 21, 2014. (Registration is now closed. Unfortunately there will not be any on-site registration.)

Poster submissions: If you would like to present a poster, please check the appropriate box on the registration form, and email the organizers (Stephen Jordan and Yi-Kai Liu) with your name, your affiliation, the title of your poster, and a short abstract, no later than March 21, 2014.


The meeting will be held at the College Park Mariott Hotel and Conference Center (previously known as the Mariott Inn and Conference Center - University of Maryland University College).

We have reserved a block of rooms for $149/night. Please book your rooms at this page, no later than March 9, 2014. 

Technical Contact:

Dr. Stephen P. Jordan (stephen.jordan@nist.gov)
Dr. Yi-Kai Liu (yi-kai.liu@nist.gov)




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