Agenda

Legenda:

 t.b.a.: to be announced

Monday, June 10th

 

Session I

State of the Art and Future Scenarios

9:15 – 9:30

Welcome Address

9:30 –10:05

T. STERLING

State of the Art and Challenges of Future Advanced Computing

abstract

10:05 – 10:40

M. PISTOIA

Quantum Computing is Here

abstract

10.40 – 11:15

M. YUNG

Topics of Quantum Computing for the Near Future

abstract

11:15 – 11.45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 12: 20

D. STEIGER

Applications for Quantum Computing

abstract

12:20 – 12:55

F. WILHELM-MAUCH

Cross-cutting engineering of quantum computers

abstract

12:55 – 13:00

Concluding Remarks

Session II

Advances in Quantum Computing Technology and Systems

17:00 – 17.30

H. DE RAEDT

Simulation of universal quantum computers

abstract

17:30 – 18:00

R. DUAN

Quantum Architecture

abstract

18:00 – 18:30

Coffee Break

18:30 – 19:00

A. SAXENA

Quantum Computing: Near-term Algorithms, Error Correction and Hybrid Computing

abstract

19:00 – 19:30

N. CHANCELLOR

The next generation of techniques for quantum computing in continuous time

abstract

19:30 – 20:00

M. SAYGIN

Trapped neutral atoms and linear optics platforms for quantum computing

abstract

20:00 – 20:05

Concluding Remarks

Tuesday, June 11th

 

Session III

Systems Architecture, Software, Algorithms

9:00 – 9:30

K. MICHIELSEN

Optimization with Quantum Computers: QAOA and Quantum Annealing

abstract

9:30 – 10:00

I. HEN

Paths to Supremacy with Quantum Annealers

abstract

10:00 – 10:30

K. TAKEMOTO

Digital Annealer Technology for Large-Scale Combinatorial Optimization Problems

abstract

10:30 – 11:00

E. DAHL

Advances in Quantum Annealing

abstract

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

J. CHOW

Benchmarking NISQ-era quantum processors

abstract

12:00 – 12:30

K. OBENLAND

Performance Analysis of Quantum Algorithms for Trapped Ion NISQ Hardware

abstract

12:30 – 13:00

T. METODI

Error Correction and Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing

 

Concluding Remarks

Session IV

OXFORD INSTRUMENTS PRIZE CEREMONY

17:00 –17:30

M. VELDHORST

Quantum computing with silicon and germanium

abstract

17:30 – 18:00

PRIZE PRESENTATION and CONFERRAL

 

Oxford Instruments holds Nicholas Kurti Science Prize Ceremony at TopQC 2019

 

Oxford Instruments NanoScience will be presenting the 2019 winner – Dr Menno Veldhorst of QuTech, Netherlands with the Prizes during the TopQC event. The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize promotes and recognises the novel work of young European scientists working in the fields of low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields. Dr Menno Veldhorst is recognised for his ground-breaking work on silicon-and germanium-based electron spin quantum bits. This includes a demonstration of record spin coherence times and the demonstration of integrated two-qubit functionality. Dr Veldhorst will be presenting his award winning work at the Prize Ceremony. More information is available on the company Website at nanoscience.oxinst.com.

18:00 – 18:30

Coffee Break

18.30 – 20:00

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 Quantum Computing: A Disruptive Scenario for Future Computing and Beyond Computing

 Chairwoman: K.MICHIELSEN (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)

During the past several decades, supercomputing speeds have gone from Gigaflops to Teraflops to Petaflops. As the end of Moore’s law approaches, the HPC community is increasingly interested in disruptive technologies that could help continue these dramatic improvements in capability.

Emerging new fields of information processing like AI are also expected to benefit from new computing technologies.

The aim of this interactive panel will be to identify key technical hurdles in advancing quantum computing to the point it becomes useful to the HPC community and more generally to information processing actors. Some questions to be considered are:

·  When will quantum computing become part of the HPC infrastructure?

·  What are the key technical challenges (hardware, software and algorithms)?

·  What advanced computing applications might be accelerated through quantum computing?

·  Which enhancement will the quantum technology bring to the information processing?

Panelists: R. Biswas (NASA, USA), J. Chow (IBM, USA), D. Steiger (Quantum Computing, Microsoft, USA), T. Sterling (Indiana University, USA), F. Streitz (Lawerence Livermore Natnl Lab, USA), F. Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland University, Germany).

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 12th

 

Session V

Projects, Experiences, Challenging Applications

9:00 – 9:30

M. MARTHALER

Using quantum computers to simulate molecules and solids

abstract

9:30 – 10:00

T. STOLLENWERK

Quantum Computing for Aerospace Research and Beyond

abstract

10:00 – 10:30

B. EWALD

Quantum: Beyond Computing

abstract

10:30 – 11:00

F. PETRUCCIONE

t.b.a.

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

S. STRELCHUCK

Hybrid quantum-classical computation and Clifford Magic circuits

abstract

12:00 – 12:30

J.HAFERKAMP

Closing loopholes for a quantum advantage with short-time Hamiltonian
dynamics

abstract

12.30 – 13:00

S. WEINBERG

The Developments in Quantum Computing within South Africa

abstract

13:00 – 13:05

Concluding Remarks

 

 

 

Panel

 

 

 

“Quantum Computing: A Disruptive Scenario for Future Computing and Beyond Computing”

(Tuesday, June 11th 18:30 – 20:00)

 

During the past several decades, supercomputing speeds have gone from Gigaflops to Teraflops to Petaflops. As the end of Moore’s law approaches, the HPC community is increasingly interested in disruptive technologies that could help continue these dramatic improvements in capability.

Emerging new fields of information processing like AI are also expected to benefit from new computing technologies.

The aim of this interactive panel will be to identify key technical hurdles in advancing quantum computing to the point it becomes useful to the HPC community and more generally to information processing actors Some questions to be considered are:

 When will quantum computing become part of the HPC infrastructure?

  • What are the key technical challenges (hardware, software and algorithms)?
  • What advanced computing applications might be accelerated through quantum computing?
  • Which enhancement will the quantum technology bring to the information processing?

Chairwoman: K. Michielsen (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)

 Panelists: R. Biswas (NASA, USA), J. Chow (IBM, USA), D. Steiger (Quantum Computing, Microsoft, USA), T. Sterling (Indiana University, USA), F. Streitz (Lawerence Livermore Natnl Lab, USA), F. Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland University, Germany).

 

 

Chairpersons

 

SESSION I

 

Hiroaki Kobayashi

Architecture Laboratory

Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Tohoku University

Sendai Miyagi

Japan

  

SESSION II

 Marco Pistoia

Quantum Computing Software

IBM Watson Research Center

Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

USA

 

SESSION III

 Avadh Saxena

Los Alamos National Lab

Los Alamos, NM

USA

 

SESSION V

 Hans De Raedt

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Institute for Advanced Materials

University of Groningen

Groningen

 

THE NETHERLANDS