Quantum Computing Conference announced

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We are pleased to announce Quantum Computing Theory in Practice : a major international conference covering recent advances in quantum computing.

Monday 8th April – Wednesday 10th April 2019

The past two years have seen rapid advances in building increasingly large-scale quantum computers. It is now widely expected that there will be a demonstration, within the coming months, of a device that cannot be simulated by any classical computer (so called ‘quantum computational supremacy’). The prospect of a relatively near-term device capable of a quantum advantage has sparked a huge amount of excitement both in academia and in industry. The conference will cover the central questions in this emerging field, focusing on how to use quantum computers to solve some of the grand challenges of our time, such as drug discovery or the development of energy-efficient industrial processes or new catalysts.

Topics will include quantum simulation, computational quantum chemistry and quantum algorithms for solving optimization problems. We will also invite speakers to talk about practical aspects of quantum programming and running experiments on current and imminent quantum computing hardware. The final theme will look to the future, with talks on scaling up quantum computers and new quantum algorithms.

The conference will include invited and contributed talks, together with a session bringing together end-users with quantum computing experts, and a poster session.

More information will be provided over the coming months.

Keynote Speakers

Iordanis Kerenidis (CNRS, IRIF, Univ Paris Diderot)
Hartmut Neven (Google)

Invited Speakers

Ryan Babbush (Google)
Andrew Childs (University of Maryland)
Eleni Diamanti (CNRS, Sorbonne University)
Aram Harrow (MIT)
Naomi Nickerson (PsiQuantum)
David Poulin (Université de Sherbrooke)
Marcus da Silva (Rigetti)
Kristan Temme (IBM)
Ronald de Wolf (CWI)

Accepted talks

Oscar Higgott, Daochen Wang and Steve Brierley. Variational Quantum Computation of Excited States
Sam McArdle, Xiao Yuan and Simon Benjamin. Error mitigated digital quantum simulation
Joran van Apeldoorn and Andras Gilyen. Quantum algorithms for zero-sum games
* Daniel Litinski. A Game of Surface Codes: Large-Scale Quantum Computing with Lattice Surgery
Joel Wallman and Steve Flammia. Reconstructing Pauli Error Channels
Sergey Bravyi, Dan Browne, Padraic Calpin, Earl Campbell, David Gosset and Mark Howard. Simulation of quantum circuits by low-rank stabilizer decompositions
* Andris Ambainis, Kaspars Balodis, Jānis Iraids, Martins Kokainis, Krišjānis Prūsis and Jevgēnijs Vihrovs. Quantum Speedups for Exponential-Time Dynamic Programming Algorithms
Juani Bermejo-Vega, Dominik Hangleiter, Martin Schwarz, Robert Raussendorf and Jens Eisert. Architectures for quantum simulation showing a quantum speedup

For more details and to register please follow this link

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