Frontiers in Synthetic Quantum Systems
created time:2019-03-27 13:03:00
Annual Conference Series title: Frontiers in Synthetic Quantum Systems
2019 Focus: Quantum Simulations in Optical Lattices and Beyond

Program Coordinators: You-Jin Deng, Xiaopeng Li, Xiong-Jun Liu
Advisory Board: W. Vincent Liu, Peter Zoller
Assistant: Di “Lidia” Li, Zexin “Elaine” Hu
Location: TBD
Tentative Dates: Dec 13-16  
Conference Description:

Synthetic quantum systems are rapidly expanding the interest of many-body physics. Their advances open an avenue not only to quantum simulation for outstanding condensed matter and AMO problems but also to the exploration of spatiotemporal concepts and phenomena beyond standard parameter regimes.  A variety of such systems including atoms, photons, ions, and artificial qubits have been made under unprecedented control. This conference will focus on the new frontiers opened up by these developments, including artificial gauge fields with ultracold atoms, quantum simulations with trapped ions, non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, spacetime crystals, equilibrium and Floquet topological phases, and applications of classical/quantum machine learning. The conference aims to bring diverse communities sharing interest in synthetic quantum systems from AMO, condensed matter, and quantum information. This is expected to foster more collaborative works and to stimulate new ideas in advancing technological applications of synthetic quantum systems eventually towards scalable quantum computing architectures.

The 2019 conference focus is about recent developments in quantum simulations with cold atoms and beyond. The topics include programmable quantum simulators with Rydberg arrays and trapped ions, quantum scrambling dynamics, verification of quantum simulations. 

Student Award Arrangement:

During the conference, the program coordinators will select three participating students, who will receive a FIQ award (Frontier in Quantum) with an amount of RMB 10,000. The student will also be recommended to one of the speakers for a chance to work in their group for a year, upon mutual agreement. The selection will be made according to the invited speakers’ evaluation on the students’ research accomplishments. The goal of the student award arrangement is to help build a connection between top students in China and worldwide renown top scientists.