Aspen Winter Conference on Recent Advances in Quantum Computation

2014-03-09 - 2014-03-14
Registration deadline: 
2013-11-30 (All day)
Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, CO, USA
This conference highlights topics at the forefront of quantum computing and underlines the need to foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas between scientists in order to further the possibility of breakthroughs in quantum algorithms. With the latest advances in quantum devices and quantum algorithms, it is an opportune time to discuss the current challenges and the possibility of breakthrough “killer applications” for a quantum computer beyond factoring. The primary goal of this winter conference is to bring together experts from a rich diversity of backgrounds to further the prospect of revolutions in quantum algorithms, and to discuss the key challenges in developing new techniques for solving computational problems on a quantum computer. 
The conference will highlight topics at the forefront of quantum computing and breakthroughs in quantum algorithms. Specific topics to be covered at the conference include: 
  • Adiabatic Quantum Optimization and Quantum Annealing 
  • Quantum Walks 
  • Quantum Algorithms in the Quantum Circuit Model 
  • Quantum Query Models 
  • Quantum Simulation of Physical Systems 
  • Classical Methods for Simulation of Quantum Algorithms 
  • Quantum Fault Tolerance and Error Correction 
We invite submissions of abstracts for the poster session. The best poster by a junior participant will be awarded the Martin & Beate Bloch Award. Some abstracts may be selected for contributed talks.
For registration and abstract submission go to
Invited speakers include:
Scott Aaronson (MIT) 
Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard)
Dominic Berry (Macquarie)
Sergey Bravyi (IBM)
Dave Clader (Johns Hopkins) 
Bryan Clark (UIUC)
Ed Farhi (MIT)
Jeongwan Haah (MIT)
Matt Hastings (Microsoft Research)
Stephen Jordan (NIST)
Greg Kuperberg (UC Davis)
Daniel Lidar (USC)
David Poulin (Sherbrooke)
Kristen Pudenz (USC)
Ben Reichardt (USC) 
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie) 
Martin Roetteler (Microsoft Research)
Umesh Vazirani (Berkeley) 
James Whitfield (Vienna)
Pawel Wocjan (U. Central Florida)
Wim van Dam (UC Santa Barbara)
Peter Young (UC Santa Cruz)




Aspen Center for Physics
700 W Gillespie St
Aspen, CO 81611
United States
39° 11' 50.5248" N, 106° 49' 44.4036" W
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