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Quantum Science and Technology Colloquia (Formerly Quantum Information Science)

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Colloquia will be held on Wednesdays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM room SB 148, unless otherwise specified.


Current and Upcoming IQST Colloquia

    Past IQST Colloquia

      2017

    1. Error models and error thresholds
      Ken Brown [Georgia Institute of Technology]
      19 April 2017  - abstract -


    2. The structures and properties of ionic clusters
      Scott Hopkins [University of Waterloo ]
      29 March 2017  - abstract -


    3. Quantum physics in one dimension using nanostructured Josephson-junction arrays
      Timothy Duty [University of New South Wales]
      8 March 2017  - abstract -


    4. 2016

    5. Quantum computation with Rydberg atoms: across the periodic table and beyond
      Saffman Mark [University of Wisconsin (Madison) ]
      26 August 2016  - abstract -


    6. D-Wave's approach to quantum computing: 1000-qubits and counting!
      Colin Williams [D-Wave Systems]
      7 April 2016  - abstract -


    7. Defects in semiconductors: atomic-like systems in a solid-state host
      Kai-Mei Fu [University of Washington]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      4 March 2016 
      - abstract -


    8. Spin transport in a unitary fermi gas
      Joseph Thywissen [University of Toronto]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      22 January 2016 
      - abstract -


    9. 2015

    10. Universal quantum dynamics: quantum catastrophes
      Duncan O'Dell [McMaster University]
      9 December 2015  - abstract -


    11. Computational Chemistry: From small molecule quantum dynamics to new materials
      Alex Brown [University of Alberta]
      2 December 2015  - abstract -


    12. TBA (joint colloquium with Department of Physics and Astronomy)
      Daniel Lidar [University of Southern California]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      2 December 2015 
      - abstract -


    13. Collective quantum effects in ultracold atomic gases
      Lindsay LeBlanc [University of Alberta]
      19 November 2015  - abstract -


    14. Distributed Quantum Computing and Networking with Trapped Ions
      Jungsang Kim [Duke University]
      4 November 2015  - abstract -


    15. Superconducting quantum circuits
      Alexandre Blais [University of Sherbrooke]
      23 September 2015  - abstract -


    16. Semiconductor quantum technologies for information processing and sensing
      Dirk Englund [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
      16 April 2015  - abstract -


    17. Quantum networks of trapped ions
      Christopher Monroe [University of Maryland]
      25 March 2015  - abstract -


    18. The Kondo effect and entanglement
      Ian Affleck [University of British Columbia]
      18 February 2015  - abstract -


    19. Wigner function negativity and contextuality in quantum computation on rebits
      Robert Raußendorf [University of British Columbia]
      11 February 2015  - abstract -


    20. 2014

    21. Understanding the chemical vapour deposition of diamond
      Mike Ashfold [University of Bristol]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Chemistry
      24 October 2014  - abstract -


    22. What is the origin of complex probability amplitudes?
      William Wootters [Williams College]
      7 May 2014  - abstract -


    23. Insights into the electronic structure of molecules from Generalized Valence Bond theory
      Thomas Harold Dunning [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
      Co-sponsored by: Center for Molecular Simulation
      16 April 2014 
      - abstract -


    24. TBA - CANCELLED
      Christopher Monroe [University of Maryland]
      19 March 2014  - abstract -


    25. Optical spectroscopy of triply charged thorium
      Alex Kuzmich [Georgia Institute of Technology]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      7 March 2014 
      - abstract -


    26. Quantum nanophotonics and nanomechanics with diamond
      Marko Loncar [Harvard University]
      Co-sponsored by: University of Calgary Nanotechnology Group and OSA/SPIE Student Chapter
      26 February 2014  - abstract -


    27. Quantum measurement tradeoffs, from Heisenberg to Aharonov to quantum data compression
      Aephraim Steinberg [University of Toronto]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      14 February 2014 
      - abstract -


    28. Quantum metrology meets quantum information science
      Carlton Caves [University of New Mexico]
      Co-sponsored by: PIMS CRG MQI seminar series
      8 January 2014  - abstract -


    29. 2013

    30. Quantum entanglement for fun and profit
      Paul Kwiat [University of Illinois]
      Co-sponsored by: PIMS CRG MQI series
      27 November 2013  - abstract -


    31. Compressive quantum sensing
      John Howell [University of Rochester]
      Co-sponsored by: PIMS CRG MQI seminar series
      20 November 2013  - abstract -


    32. Ultrafast light harvesting processes in photosynthesis
      Gregory Scholes [University of Toronto]
      25 September 2013  - abstract -


    33. Electron shot noise is quantum light
      Bertrand Reulet [Département de Physique, Université de Sherbrooke]
      15 May 2013  - abstract -


    34. Modulating light at the micro- and nano-scale
      Joyce Poon [University of Toronto]
      Co-sponsored by: OSA Student Chapter
      19 February 2013 
      - abstract -


    35. 2012

    36. Coherence, decoherence and incoherence in natural light-induced processes
      Paul Brumer [University of Toronto]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Chemistry
      31 October 2012 
      - abstract -


    37. Prospects in relativistic quantum information
      Achim Kempf [University of Waterloo]
      19 September 2012  - abstract -


    38. Toward Quantum Information Processing Devices with Semiconductor and Graphene Quantum Dots
      Pawel Hawrylak [National Research Council (NRC) of Canada]
      13 September 2012  - abstract -


    39. Correlated quantum transport of electrons up to 360 K (joint colloquium with Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics)
      John Miller [University of Houston]
      Co-sponsored by: Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics
      21 June 2012 
      - abstract -


    40. Monolithic Semiconductor Circuits for Frequency Conversion & Quantum Photonics
      Amr Helmy [University of Toronto]
      5 June 2012  - abstract -


    41. Position-based cryptography (joint colloquium with Department of Computer Science)
      Harry Buhrman [Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, and University of Amsterdam]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Computer Science
      2 May 2012 
      - abstract -


    42. Quantum states: Are they the real thing? (joint colloquium with the Department of Physics and Astronomy)
      Terry Rudolph [Imperial College]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      9 March 2012 
      - abstract -


    43. 2011

    44. Effective Hamiltonians for Detuned Systems
      Daniel James [University of Toronto]
      28 April 2011  - abstract -


    45. Spin Glasses and Computational Complexity
      Daniel Gottesman [Perimeter Institute]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      6 April 2011 
      - abstract -


    46. 2010

    47. Quantum imaging: exploiting the transverse structure of individual photons (joint colloquium with the Department of Physics and Astronomy)
      Robert Boyd [University of Ottawa]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      3 December 2010 
      - abstract -


    48. Hydrogen Tunneling and Protein Motion in Enzyme Reactions
      Sharon Hammes-Schiffer [Pennsylvania State University]
      Co-sponsored by: Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics
      18 October 2010 
      - abstract -


    49. Cavity QED: Nonlinearity and the World of Quanta (joint colloquium with the Department of Physics and Astronomy)
      Howard Carmichael [University of Auckland]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      19 February 2010 
      - abstract -


    50. 2009

    51. Quantum limits and entanglement in metrology and magnetometry
      Eugene Polzik [Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University]
      8 December 2009  - abstract -


    52. Quantum computer - dream and realization
      Rainer Blatt [Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck]
      2 November 2009  - abstract -


    53. Does Zeno Freeze the Evolution? On Quantum Heating, Cooling and Freezing.
      Gershon Kurizki [The Weizmann Institute of Science , Rehovot 76100 , Israel]
      29 July 2009  - abstract -


    54. Towards a QED for dispersive and absorptive media
      John Sipe [University of Toronto]
      5 May 2009  - abstract -


    55. Hiking over quantum control landscapes (MITACS QIP Seminar Series)
      Herschel Rabitz [Princeton University]
      Co-sponsored by: Institute for Biocomplexity & Information
      7 April 2009 
      - abstract -


    56. Quantum information and its application to cryptography (MITACS QIP Seminar Series)
      Michele Mosca [Institute for Quantum Computing]
      3 April 2009  - abstract -


    57. Quantum-Opto-Mechanics: quantum foundations and quantum information on the nano- and microscale
      Markus Aspelmeyer [Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of Austrian Academy of Sciences]
      Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy
      10 March 2009 
      - abstract -


    58. 2008

    59. Using quantum mechanics to detect anthrax (joint colloquium with the Department of Physics and Astronomy)
      Marlan Scully [Texas A&M University and Princeton University]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      12 December 2008 
      - abstract -


    60. Entanglement in quantum many-body systems far away from equilibrium: Are there non-trivial quantum effects in biology?
      Hans Briegel [Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck; Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      11 December 2008 
      - abstract -


    61. Recollections of Oppenheimer and Schwinger (joint colloquium with the Department of Physics and Astronomy)
      Edward Gerjuoy [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh]
      Co-sponsored by: Institute for Quantum Information Science
      31 October 2008 
      - abstract -


    62. Controlled Coupling and Occupation of Silicon Atomic Quantum Dots at Room Temperature
      Robert Wolkow [Department of Physics, University of Alberta & National Institute for Nanotechnology]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      21 October 2008 
      - abstract -


    63. Dimensional Scaling for Atoms and Molecules (PHAS colloquium)
      Goong Chen [Texas A&M University]
      16 May 2008  - abstract -


    64. 2007

    65. A personal perspective on quantum cryptography (Faculty of Science Distinguished Lecture)
      Gilles Brassard [Université de Montréal]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      28 September 2007 
      - abstract -


    66. Protecting an optical qubit against photon loss
      Konrad Banaszek [Nicolaus Copernicus University]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      20 June 2007 
      - abstract -


    67. Quantum Interconnecting Atoms and Photons (Co-sponsored by MITACS)
      Joerg Schmiedmayer [Atominstitut der österreichischen Universitäten]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      4 June 2007 
      - abstract -


    68. Quantum observations: reconstruction of quantum states and processes (Co-sponsored by MITACS)
      Vladimír Bužek [Research Center for Quantum Information, Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences]
      Co-sponsored by: MITACS QIP Seminar Series
      31 May 2007 
      - abstract -


    69. Entanglement in Quantum Information (MAST Colloquium)
      Gilad Gour [University of Calgary]
      22 March 2007  - abstract -


    70. Large-Scale Quantum Phenomena, & the Decoherence Enigma (PHAS Colloquium)
      Philip Stamp [Pacific Institute for Theoretical Physics, Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia]
      16 March 2007  - abstract -


    71. 2006

    72. Cat States and Bose Condensates in Double Well Potentials
      Birgitta Whaley [University of California, Berkeley]
      18 October 2006  - abstract -


    73. Linear Optical Quantum Computing, Imaging, and Metrology -- What's New with N00N States?
      Jonathan Dowling [Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge]
      4 October 2006  - abstract -


    74. Einstein, the EPR argument, and Steering: New Perspectives from Quantum Information
      Howard Wiseman [Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, Centre for Quantum Dynamics, School of Science, Griffith University]
      17 August 2006  - abstract -


    75. Fault-tolerant architecture for very noisy gates
      Emanuel Knill [NIST]
      7 June 2006  - abstract -


    76. Towards optical quantum computation with realistic devices
      Terry Rudolph [Imperial College, London]
      19 April 2006  - abstract -


    77. Observing and manipulating quantum information: some experiments with photons and atoms.
      Aephraim Steinberg [CQIQC, University of Toronto]
      23 February 2006  - abstract -


    78. 2005

    79. Towards Long-Distance Quantum Communication.
      Wolfgang Tittel [ Group of Applied Physics (GAP)-Optique, Université de Genèe, Switzerland]
      13 July 2005  - abstract -


    80. Practical Quantum Cryptography
      Alexei Trifonov [Chief Scientist and Vice-President Research and Development MagiQ Technologies Inc., Boston, USA]
      6 July 2005  - abstract -


    81. Optical quantum computing: science-fiction, horror-story or news?
      Andrew White [Program Manager, Centre for Quantum Computer Technology and Faculty Member, Centre for Biophotonics and Laser Science, The University of Queensland, Australia]
      17 June 2005  - abstract -


    82. Quantum Key Distribution
      Norbert Lütkenhaus [Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Erlange-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany]
      10 June 2005  - abstract -


    83. Quantum Communication and Quantum Computation with Entangled Photons
      Anton Zeilinger [Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Vienna and Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences]
      4 March 2005  - abstract -




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