Event: Quantum Alberta Workshop
Date: 13 May 2016
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5
One of the main objectives of QA2016 is to provide an opportunity for Alberta’s quantum and nano communities (including the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, government, and industry) to gather and strengthen the ties between us. Another major objective is to identify and highlight quantum-nano activities in Alberta related specifically to advancing quantum technologies.
Nanoscience and quantum science and technology encompass a broad set of research topics, which often intersect. As these fields continue to advance, it is expected that their impact and overlap with each other will grow. Quantum Alberta has five research themes:
- Quantum foundations and quantum gravity
- Quantum chemistry and multiscale modelling
- Quantum materials
- Quantum nanoscience and technology
- Quantum optics and quantum information
Invited talks will be 35 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
Thursday, 12 May 2016 (arrival for non-Calgary attendees)
|6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||Welcome reception||Maclab Bistro|
|7:30 –||Self-organized dinner|
Friday, 13 May 2016
|7:00 am – 9:00 am||Breakfast (for attendees staying at Banff Centre)||Vistas Dining Room|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||Breakfast (for attendees arriving Friday)||Maclab Bistro|
|9:00 am – 9:30 am||Coffee and Poster setup||KC 201|
|9:30 am – 9:45 am||Barry Sanders opens||KC 203|
|9:45 am – 10:30 am||Invited speaker: John Martinis, Google/UCSB||KC 203|
|10:30 am – 11:15 am||Coffee & Posters||KC 201|
|11:15 am – 12:00 pm||Invited speaker: Mohammad Amin, D-Wave Systems||KC 203|
|12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Lunch||Vistas Dining Room|
|1:30 pm – 2:15 pm||Invited speaker: Nathan Wiebe, Microsoft Research||KC 203|
|2:15 pm – 3:00 pm||Invited speaker: Wolfgang Tittel, University of Calgary||KC 203|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Coffee & Posters||KC 201|
|4:00 pm – 4:45 pm||Hot Topics discussion||KC 203|
|4:45 pm – 5:00 pm||Wrap-up||KC 203|
Accommodation and Travel
Participants from University of Calgary: Travel costs will be reimbursed, assuming transportation is by carpooling or by bus.
Participants from Universities of Edmonton & Lethbridge: One-night accommodation (12 May 2016) will be provided. Please send the name list to Nancy Jing Lu latest by Friday 8 April 2016. Travel costs will be reimbursed, assuming transportation is by carpooling or by bus.
Non-Albertan Academic Participants and Invited Speakers: One-night accommodation (12 May 2016) will be provided. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to $500. Flights should be booked to Calgary, and shuttle or bus from Calgary to Banff.
Industry, Government, and other participants, or for extended stay: Please call the Banff Centre directly for your accommodation. They offer special rate for the period 3 days pre- and post-event.
Participants receive a 20% discount on the Banff Airporter for shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff Centre. This brings the price including GST to $50.83 One Way and $101.65 Return/person. Click www.banffairporter.com/book and proceed through the reservation and type “QA2016” in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. Or call (888) 449-2901 and mention you are attending the Quantum Alberta Workshop.
Coffee Breaks and Meals
Breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch on 13 May 2016 will be provided. Please send your special dietary requirements to Nancy Jing Lu.
To make a successful poster presentation:
- Put your poster up at least 1/2 hour prior to the start of the poster session.
- Please make your poster’s size with maximum size 40″ (wide) X 35″ (tall), and can be mounted easily with push pins.
- Plan your poster to be in logical sequence, i.e. introduction, study design and methods, data collected, conclusion.
- To ensure visual effectiveness of your poster, use large lettering and a minimum of text.
- Remove your poster immediately at the close of the poster session.
All reimbursement (travel costs for academic members and invited speakers) should be done within one month after the workshop. Please contact Nancy Jing Lu if you have any queries regarding your reimbursement.
- If you drive your car, please save fuel receipts. Reimbursement will be for fuel used, not mileage.
- If you use other method of transportation tool, please claim as per receipts.
Nancy Jing Lu’s mailing address:
Institute for Quantum Science and Technology,
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4