The CNRS research network "Quantum Engineering, Fundamental Aspects to Applications" (IQFA) organizes its 12th colloquium at École normale supérieure de Lyon from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th November 2021.

Deadline for registration: Sunday, October 17th 2021 at 23:59
Registration is free but mandatory. If you already have a HAL or SciencesConf account please use it, otherwise it will be created during the registration process. If the situation permits, the colloquium will be an in-person event. However, oral sessions will be streamed online, and you can opt for an online-only registration. The number of in-person participants is limited to 150 on a first-come first-serve basis. In-person participants will need to follow national sanitary COVID-related regulations for public events.

Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, October 3rd 2021 at 23:59
Before submitting a contribution, please register, and use the LaTeX template avaliable here to prepare your abstract as a 1-page pdf file.

 The colloquium will cover the latest developments in quantum engineering, structured along the key themes of IQFA:

The program (one-page summary here) consists in 6 tutorials by internationally recognized experts providing a synthetic focus on specific topics (50' talk +10' questions), 3 invited talks presenting recent advances in the field (25' talk + 5' questions), and two poster sessions. In addition to invited speakers, 18 poster contributions were ugraded by the scientific committee as oral presentations.


Tutorial speakers

  • Prof. Marcus Huber, IQOQI, Vienna, AT: "The thermodynamics of measuring time"
  • Prof. Iordanis Kerenidis, CNRS, Université de Paris, FR: "Quantum machine learning"
  • Prof. Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University, USA: "Atoms Interlinked by Light: Programmable Interactions and Emergent Geometry"
  • Prof. Jeff Thompson, Princeton University, USA: "Quantum technologies with single rare earth ions"
  • Prof. Menno Veldhorst, QuTech, Delft Univeristy of Technology, NL: "Quantum information processing with semiconductor technology: from qubits to integrated quantum circuits"
  • Prof. Ronald Walsworth, University of Maryland, USA: "Quantum sensing with NV centers in diamond"

Invited speakers

Prof. Alessandro Fedrizzi, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK: "Quantum networking with photonic graph states"

Prof. Howard Wiseman, Griffith University, AU: "Can a Qubit Be Your Friend? Why experimental metaphysics needs a quantum computer"

Prof. Alp Sipahigil, Berkeley University, USA: "Optical Interconnects for Superconducting Quantum Processors"

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