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KITP Conference: New Directions in the Quantum Control Landscape (Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2013)
Coordinators: Ivan Deutsch, Lorenza Viola
Scientific Advisors: Gerard Milburn, Paul Corkum, Konrad Lehnert

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Welcome from KITP Director and Organizers

9:15am Lars Bildsten, Ivan Deutsch
Lorenza Viola, Gerard Milburn
Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Quantum Control and Simulation with Cold Atoms, Chair: Gerard Milburn (Univ. Queensland)

9:30am David J. Wineland (NIST Boulder) Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schroedinger's Cat[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Peter Zoller (Univ. Innsbruck) Quantum Simulation of Non-Abelian Lattice Gauge Theories with Cold Atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Poul Jessen (Univ. Arizona) Quantum Control of Atomic Qudits[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Quantum Control and Quantum Information, Chair: Tommaso Calarco (Ulm Univ.)

2:00pm Carlton Caves (UNM) Quantum control: a circuit-based classification[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Barry Sanders (Univ. Calgary) Efficient Algorithm for Designing Universal Quantum Circuits to Simulate Efficiently Open-system Quantum Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Christiane Koch (Univ. Kassel) Optimal Control Theory for Quantum Gates in Open Quantum Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm John Preskill (Caltech) Protected Gates for Superconducting Qubits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Superconducting and Hybrid Control Systems, Chair: Konrad Lehnert (JILA)

9:00am John Martinis (UCSB) Design of a Superconducting Quantum Computer[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland Univ.) Making Optimal Control Work for Superconducting Qubits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Irfan Siddiqi (UC Berkeley) Quantum Feedback in a Superconducting Qubit[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Cindy Regal (JILA) Observing Radiation Pressure Shot Noise on a Solid Object[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Optimal Quantum Control: Theory and Applications, Chair: Ronnie Kosloff (Hebrew Univ.)

2:00pm David Tannor (Weizmann Inst.) Designing Laser Pulses to Control Photochemical Reactions: Two New Pieces of the Puzzle[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Sophie Schirmer (Swansea Univ.) Applications of Optimal Control and Reservoir Engineering[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break/POSTERS

5:15pm Steffen Glaser (TUM) Robust Optimal Control of Spins in Spectroscopy and Beyond[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6:00pm

RECEPTION

Poster Session

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quantum Optics, Networks, and Quantum Feedback, Chair: Josh Combes (UNM)

9:00am Matthew James (ANU) Quantum Feedback Networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Hideo Mabuchi (Stanford Univ.) Nanophotonic Circuit Architectures to Exploit Strong Coupling and Optical Coherence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Ataç Imamoglu (ETH Zürich) Quantum Photonics: Prospects for Quantum Control in Nano-photonic Structures[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Eleftherios Goulielmakis (MPQ) Attosecond Quantum Control with Synthesized Transients of Light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Quantum Noise and Thermodynamics, Chair: Peter Zoller (Univ. Innsbruck)

2:00pm Ronnie Kosloff (Hebrew Univ.) Noise and Controllability: Suppression of Controllability Due to Noise in the Control Fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Michael Biercuk (Univ. Sydney) Filtering Classical Noise by Quantum Control[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Gershon Kurizki (Weizmann Inst.) Thermodynamic Bounds Under Quantum Control[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Herschel Rabitz (Princeton Univ.) Quantum Control and Chemistry: Learning from Each Other[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Controlling Resonances in Sensing and Biology, Chair: Martin Plenio (Ulm Univ.)

9:00am Hans Briegel (Univ. Innsbruck) Quantum Agents, Simulation, and Biology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Paul Brumer (Univ. of Toronto) Coherence, Decoherence and Incoherence in Natural Light Harvesting Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

Quantum Coherence and Control in Biological Systems, Chair: Martin Plenio (Ulm Univ.)

11:00am David Jonas (Univ. Colorado) Can Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Have A Quantum Efficiency Approaching Unity?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Dwayne Miller (MPSD/Hamburg and Univ. Toronto) Do We Live In A Quantum World? A New Twist[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Quantum Measurement and Sensing, Chair: Michael Biercuk (Univ. Sydney)

2:00pm Klaus Molmer (Univ. Aarhus) State and Parameter Estimation with Continuous Quantum Measurements[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Martin Plenio (Ulm Univ.) Quantum Control for Quantum Sensing and Simulation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Luiz Davidovich (UFRJ, Brazil) Quantum Metrology of Open Dynamical Systems: Precision Limits Through Environmental Control[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Paola Cappellaro (MIT) Control of Quantum Sensors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, March 01, 2013

Ultrafast and Intense-Fields Quantum Control, Chair: Birgitta Whaley (Berkeley)

9:00am Margaret Murnane (JILA) Quantum Control in Extreme Environments[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Beatrice Chatel (CNRS/Toulouse) New Frontiers for Control Schemes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Howard Wiseman (Griffith Univ.) Quantum-enhanced Optical-phase Tracking[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Keith Nelson (MIT) Terahertz Coherent Control[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Control of Many-body Systems, Chair: Klaus Molmer (Univ. Aarhus)

2:00pm Daniel Lidar (USC) Theoretical and Experimental Error Correction of Programmable Quantum Annealing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Brian Demarco (UIUC) Controlled Dynamics in Disordered Quantum Gases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Simone Montangero (Univ. Ulm) Control of Many-body Quantum Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI


Posters

  Charles Baldwin (Univ. New Mexico) Ultrafast Quantum Process Tomography via Continuous Measurement and Convex Optimization
  Ben Baragiola (Univ. New Mexico) N-Photon Wave Packets Interacting with an Arbitrary Quantum System
  P. Campagne-Ibarcq (LPA-ENS) et al. Controlling the Trajectory of a Superconducting Qubit by Measurement Based Feedback
  Robert Cook (Univ. New Mexico) Single Shot Quantum State Estimation Via Continuous Measurement in a Strong Back-action Regime
  Wei Cui (RIKEN) Quantum State Estimation in a Circuit QED Using Feedback Control
  Antonina N. Fedorova (IPME RAS) From Quantum Points to Pattern Formation in Wigner Framework, 1: Quantum States as Sheaves
  Antonina Fedorova (IPME RAS) From Quantum Points to Pattern Formation in Wigner Framework, 2: Dynamics and Control via Multiresolution
  Chris Ferrie (Univ. Waterloo) Robust Online Hamiltonian Learning
  Michael Goerz (Univ. Kassel) Optimal Control of Transmon Qubit Gates in the Presence of Decoherence[Poster]
  Matthew Grace (Sandia Nat'l Lab) Robust quantum gates via sequential convex programming
  Felipe Herrera (Purdue Univ.) et al. Entanglement Creation in Cold Molecular Gases Using Strong Laser Pulses
  Joseph Kerckhoff (JILA) et al. Controlling a Mechanical Oscillator with a Tunable Coherent Feedback Network[Poster]
  Faisal Shah Khan (Khalifa Univ.) Gaming the Quantum for Control[Poster]
  Yasushi Kondo (Kinki Univ.) Concatenated Composite Pulses Compensating Simultaneous Systematic Errors[Poster]
  Leigh Norris (Univ. Windsor) Enhanced Squeezing of a Collective Spin via Control of its Qudit Subsystems
  Gerardo Paz Silva (USC) Quantum Control and Fault-tolerant Quantum Computing
  Chitra Rangan (Univ. Windsor) Surface enhanced quantum control of a two-level system
  Barry Sanders (Univ. Calgary) et al. Learning Algorithms for Designing Efficient, Precise, Robust, Single-shot, Quantum- enhanced, adaptive parameter estimation policies
  Alireza Shabani (USC) Wavefunction Video Camera: Monitoring Dynamics of a Complex Quantum System Inside a Cavity