Spring School on Open Quantum Systems

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The Challenge Institute for Quantum Computation (CIQC), in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (CQSE), the UNM Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC), and the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) will be hosting its second annual Spring School in QIS from March 21-25, 2022. The topic of this year’s weeklong school will be Open Quantum Systems. The school will be aimed at experimentalists and new theory students working in quantum information science and related fields. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty researchers who desire an introduction to open quantum systems are encouraged to apply. Our goals for this school are:

  • Provide both a primer of open quantum systems and it applications in quantum information science
  • Convene a multidisciplinary group of students and researchers to help build a common language around open quantum systems, accelerate development in the field, and provide new approaches and tools for experimentalists and theoreticians alike to apply to their work to different physical systems
  • Provide a platform to foster cross-cutting collaborations and networks, and to aid the establishment of a diverse group of researchers who will drive the QIS field forward.

The tentative schedule of lectures is as follows:

March 21, M Introduction to Open Quantum Systems (Daniel Lidar, USC)

March 22, T Control of Open Quantum Systems (Christiane Koch, FU Berlin)

March 23, W Continuous Measurement and Quantum Trajectories (Ivan Deutsch, UNM)

March 24, Th Quantum Circuits (Matthew Fisher, UCSB/ITP)

March 25, F Measurement and Control for QEC (Liang Jiang, U Chicago)

The school will be held remotely and to combat “Zoom fatigue”, we are planning a modest schedule for each day, starting at 9AM Pacific time to enable participation from various time zones. Each day will start with approximately 1.5 hours of lecture followed by 1.5 hours of student breakout sessions during which students will work in small groups on assigned problems. The school will then reconvene to review problem set solutions and finish with an additional 1 hour of lecture. Local watch parties and in-person breakout sessions may be hosted at UCLA, UCB, and UNM by the respective quantum computing student groups on those campuses.


March 21, 2022
March 25, 2022
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