Description 
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, is organizing a Workshop on Theory and Practice of Adiabatic Quantum Computers and Quantum Simulation, to be held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 22 to 26 August 2016.We acknowledge the support of the ICAM Branch Contribution Fund.
The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to gather together physicists and computer scientists to discuss various outstanding open issues related to the potential efficiency of adiabatic quantum computers, quantum annealers, and quantum simulators. In particular, the following questions will be addressed: under which conditions can adiabatic quantum computers outperform classical devices, providing a speedup for some computational tasks? How do we define, detect and quantify quantum speedup? Can we use classical computers to test quantum annealers? Which physical processes limit the efficiency of adiabatic quantum computers? This workshop is addressed to researchers with interest and expertise in the foundations of quantum computing, in the theory and computational methods for disordered quantum systems, and in machine learning methods. The program will include oral presentations given by invited speakers and short talks selected from contributed Abstracts. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS:
All applicants are invited to submit an Abstract for a poster presentation and for a flash talk. A limited number of contributed Abstracts will be selected by the organizing committee for a short oral presentation. Abstracts should be submitted with the online application form in a PDF file, following the format of the example available online. A LaTeX template is also provided. Please indicate in the "Comments" field in the application form if you are willing to present a poster and/or a short talk (if selected).
INVITED SPEAKERS: Steven ADACHI (LockheedMartin) ** Mohammad AMIN (DWave) Sergio BOIXO (Google) Bikas K. CHAKRABARTI (Saha I.) Amit DUTTA (IIT Kanpur) Elisabeth CROSSON (Institute Quantum Information) Rosario FAZIO (ICTP) Andrew G. GREEN (UC London) Itay HEN (USC) Helmut KATZGRABER (Texas A&M) Sergey I. KNYSH (Nasa) Chris LAUMANN (Washington) Peter LOVE (Tufts U.) Shunji MATSUURA (Niels Bohr I.) Roderich MOESSNER (Dresden) Saverio PASCAZIO (U. of Bari) Alejandro PERDOMOORTIZ (NASA) Anatoli POLKOVNIKOV (Boston) Marek RAMS (Jagiellonian U.) Vadim N. SMELYANSKIY (Google) Shivaji SONDHI (Princeton) Sei SUZUKI (Saitama Med. U.) Matthias TROYER (ETHZ) Peter YOUNG (UCSC) ** to be confirmed DEADLINE for requesting participation: 31 MAY 2016 DEADLINE for not requesting funds: 3 JULY 2016 APPLICATION FORM 
Workshop on Theory and Practice of Adiabatic Quantum Computers and Quantum Simulation  (smr 2825)
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08:15  10:00

08:15
Registration
45' (
Leonardo Building  Lobby
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08:35
Operations/Bank formalities
1h25'

09:50
WELCOME ADDRESSES
10' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)

08:15
Registration
45' (
Leonardo Building  Lobby
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10:00  12:00
Convener: A. Scardicchio

10:00
Entanglement in Adiabatic Quantum Computation
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: A. Green (London Centre for Nanotechnology) Material: Slides notes 
10:45
Simulating quantum spin systems
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: R. Moessner (MaxPlanckInstitut fur Physik Komplerxer Systeme)  11:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Leonardo Building  Lobby )

10:00
Entanglement in Adiabatic Quantum Computation
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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12:00  16:00
Convener: A. Scardicchio

12:00
Application of Quantum Annealing to Training of Deep Neural Networks
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: S. Adachi (Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company) Material: Slides notes  12:45 Lunch Break 1h15' ( Leonardo Building  Cafeteria )
 14:00 Operations/Bank formalities 2h0' ( Enrico Fermi Building )

12:00
Application of Quantum Annealing to Training of Deep Neural Networks
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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16:00  17:10
Convener: A. Green

16:00
Testing Adiabatic Quantum Computers Using Simple Quantum Simulation
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: P. Love (Tufts University) Material: Slides notes 
16:45
HighTc Josephson junctions for quantum computation
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: B. Chesca (Loughborough University) Material: Slides notes

16:00
Testing Adiabatic Quantum Computers Using Simple Quantum Simulation
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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08:15  10:00


09:00  11:00
Convener: V. Oganesyan

09:00
Quantum Tunnelling & Ergodicity in Quantum Spin Glasses
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: B.K. Chakrabarti (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics) Material: Slides notes 
09:45
Phase transitions in quantum error correction
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: S. Matsuura (Niels Bohr Institute) Material: Slides  10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Leonardo Building  Lobby )

09:00
Quantum Tunnelling & Ergodicity in Quantum Spin Glasses
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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11:00  14:30
Convener: P. Love

11:00
Adiabatic Evolution of the Random transversefield Ising Spin Chain
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: P. Mason (Loughborough University) Material: notes 
11:25
Hamiltonian engineering for manybody quantum systems by shortcuts to adiabaticity
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: K. Takahashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Material: Slides notes 
11:50
QuantumClassical Monte Carlo Algorithm for Simulating AQC
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: I. Hen (USC Information Sciences Institute) Material: Slides notes  12:35 Lunch Break 1h55' ( Leonardo Building  Cafeteria )

11:00
Adiabatic Evolution of the Random transversefield Ising Spin Chain
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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14:30  16:10
CONVENER: A. PerdomoOrtiz

14:30
Ground state expansion and the spectral gap of stoquastic Hamiltonians
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: E. Crosson (CALTECH) Material: Slides notes 
15:15
Computational property of quantum annealing of integer factorization problem
25'
Speaker: C. Nakajima (Tohoku University) Material: notes  15:40 Coffee Break 30' ( Leonardo Building  Lobby )

14:30
Ground state expansion and the spectral gap of stoquastic Hamiltonians
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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16:10  17:20
CONVENER: I. Hen

16:10
Expansion in large coordination number for the quantum Ising model
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: P. Navez (University of Crete) Material: Slides notes 
16:35
Spinglass bottlenecks in quantum annealing
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: S.Knysh (Nasa Ames Research Center) Material: Slides notes

16:10
Expansion in large coordination number for the quantum Ising model
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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09:00  11:00
Convener: V. Oganesyan


09:00  11:00
Convener: E. Kapit

09:00
Quantum Boltzmann Machine using a Quantum Annealer
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: M. Amin (D Wave Systems Inc.) Material: notes 
09:45
A quantumassisted algorithm for sampling applications in machine learning
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: A. Perdomo Ortiz (Nasa Ames Research Center) Material: notes  10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Leonardo Building  Lobby )

09:00
Quantum Boltzmann Machine using a Quantum Annealer
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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11:00  14:30
Convener: E. Crosson

11:00
Fictitious but Efficient Annealing Dynamics, and Role of Quantum Entanglement Therein
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: K. Imafuku (AIST) Material: notes 
11:25
Parametric excitation of a superconducting qubit due to a nonadiabatic modulation of Lamb shift
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: V. Pogosov (Dukhov Research Institute of Automatics) Material: Slides notes 
11:50
Inhomogeneous quasiadiabatic driving of quantum critical dynamics in disordered spin chains
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: M. Rams (Insitute of Physics) Material: Slides notes  12:35 Lunch Break 1h55' ( Leonardo Building  Cafeteria )

11:00
Fictitious but Efficient Annealing Dynamics, and Role of Quantum Entanglement Therein
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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14:30  16:10
Convener: S. Pilati

14:30
DMRG and Many Body Localized Systems
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: S. Sondhi (Princeton University) Material: notes 
15:15
Photonic Cat States from Strongly Interacting Matter Waves
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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Speaker: U. Fischer (Seoul National University) Material: notes  15:40 Coffee Break 30' ( Leonardo Building  Lobby )

14:30
DMRG and Many Body Localized Systems
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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16:10  16:55
Convener: S. Pilati

16:55  19:30
FLASH TALK SESSION
Location: Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall 
16:55
Quantum and Classical in Adiabatic Quantum Computation
5'
Speaker: P. Crowley (London Centre for Nanotechnology) Material: Slides notes 
17:00
Semiclassical potential for quantum annealing with antiferromagnetic fluctuation
5'
Speaker: Y. Susa (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Material: Slides notes 
17:05
Quantum simulation of the Anderson Hamiltonian with an array of coupled nanoresonators: delocalization and thermalization effects
5'
Speaker: M. De Oliveira (UNICAMP) Material: Slides notes 
17:10
Simulated quantum annealing of doublewell and multiwell potentials
5'
Speaker: E. M. Inack (SISSAICTP) Material: Slides notes 
17:15
On the quantum spin glass transition on the Bethe lattice
5'
Speaker: G. Mossi (SISSAICTP) Material: Slides 
17:20
Quantum annealing speedup over simulated annealing on random Ising chains
5'
Speaker: T. Zanca (SISSA) Material: Slides notes 
17:25
Nonreversal Open Quantum Walks
5'
Speaker: H. Goolam Hossen (Unviersity of KwaZuluNatal) Material: Slides notes 
17:30
Checkerboard supersolid phase in the multicomponent BoseHubbard model on the square lattice
5'
Speaker: F. HeydariNasab (IASBS) Material: Slides notes 
18:00
Poster Session and snacks
1h30' (
Leonardo Building  Terrace
)

16:55
Quantum and Classical in Adiabatic Quantum Computation
5'

09:00  11:00
Convener: E. Kapit


09:00  11:00
Convener: G. Santoro

09:00
Dynamics of Decoherence: Universal scaling of decoherence factors
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: A. Dutta (Indian Institute of Technology) Material: Slides notes 
09:45
Classical simulation of open quantum systems
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: M. ŽNIDARIČ (University of Ljubljana) Material: Slides notes  10:30 Coffee Break/GROUP PHOTO 30' ( Leonardo Building  Lobby )

09:00
Dynamics of Decoherence: Universal scaling of decoherence factors
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)

11:00  14:30
Convener: H. Katzgraber

11:00
Universal scaling for a quantum discontinuity critical point and an adiabatic time evolution
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: S. Suzuki (Saitama Medical College) Material: Slides notes 
11:45
Spin glasses and Adiabatic Quantum Computing
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: A. Young (University of California at Santa Cruz) Material: Slides notes  12:30 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building  Cafeteria )

11:00
Universal scaling for a quantum discontinuity critical point and an adiabatic time evolution
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
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14:30  21:00
Convener: P. Young

14:30
Geometric and counterdiabatic optimization of quantum annealing protocols
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: A. Polkovnikov (Boston University) Material: Slides notes 
15:15
Quantum vs classical optimization: A status update on the arms race
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: H. Katzgraber (Texas A&M University) Material: notes  19:00 RECEPTION Dinner 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House  Terrace )

14:30
Geometric and counterdiabatic optimization of quantum annealing protocols
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)

09:00  11:00
Convener: G. Santoro


09:00  11:00
Convener: C. Laumann

09:00
Characterizing Quantum Supremacy in NearTerm Devices
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: S. Boixo (Google Inc) Material: Slides notes 
09:45
Quantum Simulated Annealing and open adiabatic dynamics in Ising ferromagnets
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: R. Fazio (ICTP) Material: notes  10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Leonardo Building  Lobby )

09:00
Characterizing Quantum Supremacy in NearTerm Devices
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)

11:00  12:20
Convener: R. Fazio

11:00
Suppression of inhomogeneous broadening of qubit ensemble under optimized driving
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: S. Remizov (VNIIA) Material: Slides notes 
11:25
(De)localization in meanfield quantum glasses
45' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: C. Laumann (University of Washington) Material: Slides 
12:10
Closing Remarks
10' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)

11:00
Suppression of inhomogeneous broadening of qubit ensemble under optimized driving
25' (
Leonardo Building  Budinich Lecture Hall
)

09:00  11:00
Convener: C. Laumann