Quantum Alberta Workshop 2016

Event: Quantum Alberta Workshop

Date: 13 May 2016

Location: 
The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5

Sponsored by: Canada National Defence, University of Calgary, University of AlbertaUniversity of Lethbridge

Workshop steering committee: Paul Barclay, Saurya Das, John Davis, Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, Lindsay LeBlanc, Barry Sanders.

 

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

 Industry participation

  • Microsoft

  • DWave

  • Norcada

  • Resolved Instruments

  • Quantum Silicon

  • Applied Nanotools

Agenda

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.

Shuttle Service

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.

Poster Guidelines

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.

Reimbursement

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

Event: Quantum Alberta Workshop

Date: 18 July 2018

Location: 
Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

Workshop steering committee: Alex BrownPaul BarclaySaurya DasJohn Davis, Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, Lindsay LeBlanc, Clotilde Lethiec, Nancy Jing LuBarry Sanders.

The workshop’s objectives are: To bring together Alberta’s quantum community including academic (universities and polytechnics), industrial and government researchers and technologists to engender mutual understanding of the diverse quantum research and development activities in Alberta. To connect academic researchers with national industrial quantum activities and needs. To develop a strategy for knowledge advancement, translation and innovation pertinent to quantum science and technology.

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 as below.

  • Quantum foundations and quantum gravity
  • Quantum chemistry and multiscale modelling
  • Quantum materials
  • Quantum nanoscience and technology
  • Quantum optics and quantum information

 

Industry Participation

Norcada, CMC Microsystems, UQDevices.

Registration

Please register now.

Agenda

Invited talk : 35-minute talk followed by 10-minute discussion.

8:00am – 8:50am Breakfast/Set up Exhibition and Posters  Studio
8:50am – 9:00am Opening [Barry Sanders] Spectrum 1, 2, 3
9:00am – 9:45am Invited Speaker:

Raffi Budakian (UWaterloo) “High-resolution nanoscale nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy”

Spectrum 1, 2, 3
9:45am – 10:30am Invited Speaker:

Adam Tsen (UWaterloo) “Birth of van der Waals Spintronics”

Spectrum 1, 2, 3
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break/ Exhibition and Posters  Studio
11:00am – 11:45am Invited Speaker:

Alex Lvovsky (UCalgary) “Optical Schrödinger cats: breeding, entanglement and application

Spectrum 1, 2, 3
11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch Spectrum 5
12:45pm – 1:15pm Theme Breakout Session
1:15pm – 1:45pm Panel Discussion: Industry (H. Hosseinkhanazzer [Norcada], Dan Deptuck [CMC], Thomas Jennewein [UQDevices]) Spectrum 1, 2, 3
1:45pm – 2:15pm Panel Discussion: Funding Agencies (Marlene Huerta [Alberta Innovates], Michael Lamoureux [PIMS], John Jackson [NSERC], Oba Harding [MITACS]) Spectrum 1, 2, 3
2:15pm – 3:00pm Invited Speaker:

Douglas Bonn (UBC) “Recent Highlights from the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute”

Spectrum 1, 2, 3
3:00pm – 3:45pm Coffee Break / Exhibition and Posters  Studio
3:45pm – 4:30pm Invited Speaker:

Lindsay LeBlanc (UAlberta) “Putting the Autler-Townes effect to work for quantum memory and manipulation

Spectrum 1, 2, 3
4:30pm – 5:00pm Policy and Planning Discussion Spectrum 1, 2, 3
5:00pm – 7:00pm Wrap-up with Food & Drinks Poolside/Raw Bar

Accommodation and Travel

Participants from University of Calgary: Local transportation will be covered by individual research grant.

Participants from Universities of Alberta and Lethbridge: Travel will be covered by individual research grant. Each group can request one or two nights of accommodation at Hotel Arts with one room for a group supervisor and one double room for two members of the group (special circumstances can be discussed). Further rooms can be requested from Hotel Arts but will not be paid or reimbursed by Quantum Alberta. Your credit card is required to secure the rooms when you book. The reservation cut-off date is 15 June 2018. Quantum Alberta will not pay in the case of no shows.

Non-Alberta Academic Participants: One or two nights of accommodation at Hotel Arts will be provided. Travel costs will be reimbursed. Your credit card is required to secure the rooms when you book. The reservation cut-off date is 15 June 2018. Quantum Alberta will not pay in the case of no shows.

Industry, Government and other participants: Please call Hotel Arts directly to make a reservation.

Coffee Breaks, Meals and Wrap-up Event

Breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and a wrap-up event on 18 July 2018 will be provided. Please send your special dietary requirements to Nancy Jing Lu.

Poster Guidelines

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.

Reimbursement

All reimbursement should be done within one month after the workshop. Please contact Nancy Jing Lu if you have any queries regarding your reimbursement.

Nancy Jing Lu’s mailing address:
Institute for Quantum Science and Technology,
University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW,
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Many thanks to our sponsors:

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Event: Quanta Workshop

Date: 16-17 July 2018

Location: 
Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

Workshop steering committee: John DavisLindsay LeBlanc, Clotilde Lethiec, Paul Barclay.

 

The Quanta CREATE program is an exclusive graduate student training program in emerging quantum technologies that focuses on developing innovation, management, and entrepreneurship skills.

This unique program, offered collaboratively through the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, fosters a culture of entrepreneurship by encouraging students to develop product ideas, explore start-up funding, and connecting young scientists with established business mentors.

 

Agenda

Monday, July 16th

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast

Poster set-up

 Raw Bar

Spectrum 5

9:00am – 11:00am Tutorial: Quantum Metrology and Sensing 

John Teufel

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Spectrum 4
11:00am – 11:15am Coffee Break Spectrum 5
11:15am – 12:00am Student Talks:

Matthew Mitchell (UCalgary)

Thomas Clark (UAlberta)

Spectrum 4
12:00am – 1:30am Lunch  Raw Bar
1:30am – 3:30am Tutorial: Hybrid Quantum Systems 

Steven Rolston

University of Maryland

Spectrum 4
3:30am – 3:45pm Coffee Break Spectrum 5
3:45pm – 4:30pm Student Talks:

James Maldaner (UAlberta)

Sanaa Al-Sumaidae (UAlberta)

 Spectrum 4
4:30pm – 6:30pm Poster Session Spectrum 5

Tuesday, July 17th

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast  Raw Bar
9:00am – 11:00am Tutorial: Quantum Simulations 

Brian DeMarco

University of Illinois

Spectrum 4
11:00am – 11:15am Coffee Break Spectrum 5
11:15am – 12:00am Student Talks:

Erhan Saglamyurek (UAlberta)

Benjamin Smith (UAlberta)

Spectrum 4
12:00am – 1:30am Lunch  Raw Bar
1:30am – 3:30am Tutorial: Quantum Communication

Daniel Oblak

University of Calgary

Spectrum 4
3:30am – 3:45pm Coffee Break Spectrum 5
3:45pm – 4:30pm Student Talks:

Kim Owen (UCalgary)

Faezeh Kimiaee (UCalgary)

 Spectrum 4
4:30pm – 6:30pm Poster Session Spectrum 5
7:00pm Dinner at National on 10th, 341 – 10 Ave SW

The Quanta CREATE program is funded by: Print