Description
The Conference is live-streamed on the ICTP Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics YouTube page at the following link:


Co-hosting the annual AQC2020 originally scheduled in June 2020

The virtual conference will present recent progresses and perspectives in the field of adiabatic quantum computation. It will run continuously in 3 sessions over 2 days involving co-hosts in Italy, California, and Japan.

Adiabatic quantum computing and quantum annealing are promising technologies to be used in the near future quantum devices. The conference will deal with academic and basic research on these topics, with a broad focus, including quantum approximate optimization (QAOA) and other variational quantum approaches, and in close connection with the neighbouring fields of Quantum Simulations and Quantum Computation. It will bring together top-world experts in quantum technologies from different areas of condensed matter, photonics and atomic-and-molecular physics to discuss together their latest results and viewpoints.
The scientific focus will be on conceptual, theoretical, and experimental trends. The meeting will collect, as is well established in Trieste, the world community active in these fields, for fruitful encounters and exchanges, and with an intense mixing of theoretical, simulation and experimental experiences, including emerging countries, in line with the mission of ICTP.

Topics:
  • Role of entanglement
  • Role of dissipation
  • Role of non-stoquasticity
  • Quantum complexity
  • Non-adiabatic quantum computing
  • Variational quantum algorithms
  • Counter-diabatic driving
  • Theoretical and numerical models of adiabatic quantum computing
  • Non-traditional quantum driving including inhomogeneous driving and reverse annealing
  • Digitized quantum annealing
  • Quantum machine learning
Speakers:
J. ATALAYA, University of California Berkeley, USA
Y. BANDO, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
L. BRADY, University of Maryland, USA
E. CROSSON, Physics Center for Quantum Information and Control University, USA
L. FRY-BOURIAUX, University College London, UK
Z. GONZALEZ IZQUIERDO, Universities Space Research Association, USA
A. HARTMANN, University of Innsbruck, Austria
M. HASTINGS, Microsoft Corporation, USA
M. KHEZRI, University of Southern California, USA
A. KING, ‎D-Wave Systems Inc., Canada
W. LECHNER, IQOQI, Austria
D. LIDAR, University of Southern California, USA
G. B. MBENG, University of Innsbruck, Austria
P. MCMAHON, Cornell Universtity, USA
N. MOHSENI, MPI, USA
G. MOSSI, NASA, Ames, USA
M. MOTOMURA, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
J. MOZGUNOV, University of Southern California, USA
H. NISHIMORI, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
E. RIEFFEL, NASA, USA
T. ROSENBAUM, Caltech, USA
Go to day
  • Monday, 5 October 2020
    • 08:50 - 10:45 Session 1 (EU-Asia)
      Co-host, Moderator: Antonello SCARDICCHIO (ICTP, Italy)
      • 08:50 Welcome session 10'
        Material: Video
      • 09:00 Quantum simulation by quantum annealing 45'
        Speaker: Hidetoshi NISHIMORI (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 09:45 Error suppression in adiabatic quantum computing with qubit ensembles 5'
        Speaker: Naeimeh MOHSENI (MPI, Germany)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 09:50 Adiabatic Rydberg parity gate for quantum optimization 5'
        Speaker: Glen Bigan MBENG (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 09:55 Efficient local counter-diabatic driving in adiabatic quantum computing 5'
        Speaker: Andreas HARTMANN (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 10:00 Platform for the experimental characterisation of diabatic quantum annealing 5'
        Speaker: Louis FRY-BOURIAUX (University College London, UK)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:05 Q&A session 10'
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Stochastic Cellular Automata Annealing (SCA) and its Non-Quantum Silicon Chip Implementation: Realizing Fully-Parallel Spin-Updates for Fully-Connected Spin Systems 30'
        Speaker: Masato MOTOMURA (Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
        Material: Abstract Video
    • 18:00 - 21:00 Session 2 (America-EU)
      Co-host, Moderator: Giuseppe SANTORO (SISSA, Italy) 
      • 18:00 Achievements of the IARPA-QEO and DARPA-QAFS programs, and the prospects for quantum enhancement with quantum annealing 45'
        Speaker: Daniel LIDAR (University of Southern California, USA)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 18:45 Utilizing NISQ devices for evaluating quantum algorithms 30'
        Speaker: Eleanor RIEFFEL (NASA, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 19:15 Optimal Protocols in Quantum Annealing and QAOA Problems 5'
        Speaker: Lucas BRADY (University of Maryland, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 19:20 Ferromagnetically shifting the power of pausing 5'
        Speaker: Zoe GONZALEZ IZQUIERDO (Universities Space Research Association, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 19:25 A quantum annealer with fully programmable all-to-all coupling via Floquet engineering 5'
        Speaker: Peter MCMAHON (Cornell Universtity, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 19:30 Population Transfer Methods on the QREM: a Numerical Study 5'
        Speaker: Gianni MOSSI (NASA, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 19:35 Q&A session 10'
        Material: Video
      • 19:45 Taking advantage of expanded qubit connectivity in the D-Wave Advantage processor 30'
        Speaker: Andrew KING (‎D-Wave Systems Inc., Canada)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 20:15 Quantum simulation by quantum annealing 45'
        Talk recorded in Session 1
        Speaker: Hidetoshi NISHIMORI (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
        Material: Abstract Slides
  • Tuesday, 6 October 2020
    • 02:00 - 05:00 Session 3 (Asia-America)
      Co-host, Moderator: Hidetoshi NISHIMORI (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
      • 02:00 Achievements of the IARPA-QEO and DARPA-QAFS programs, and the prospects for quantum enhancement with quantum annealing 45'
        Talk recorded in Session 2
        Speaker: Daniel LIDAR (University of Southern California, USA)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 02:45 The power of adiabatic quantum computation with no sign problem 30'
        Speaker: Matthew HASTINGS (Microsoft Corporation, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 03:15 Combined continuous error suppression and error correction for quantum annealing 5'
        Speaker: Juan ATALAYA (University of California Berkeley, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 03:20 Open-system Kibble-Zurek Mechanism in a Quantum Annealer 5'
        Speaker: Yuki BANDO (Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 03:25 Anneal paths in capacitively shunted flux qubits 5'
        Speaker: Mostafa KHEZRI (University of Southern California, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 03:30 Adiabatic theorem for unbounded Hamiltonians, with applications to superconducting circuits 5'
        Speaker: Jenia MOZGUNOV (University of Southern California, USA)
        Material: Abtract Slides Video
      • 03:35 Q&A session 10'
        Material: Video
      • 03:45 The sign problem and its relation to the spectral gap of quantum many-body systems 30'
        Speaker: Elizabeth CROSSON (Physics Center for Quantum Information and Control University, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 04:15 Quantum Annealing and Information Encoding in the Transverse Ising Model 45'
        Speaker: Thomas ROSENBAUM (Caltech, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
    • 09:00 - 12:20 Session 4 (EU-Asia)
      Co-host, Moderator: Antonello SCARDICCHIO (ICTP, Italy)
      • 09:00 Quantum Annealing and Information Encoding in the Transverse Ising Model 45'
        Talk recorded in Session 3
        Speaker: Thomas ROSENBAUM (Caltech, USA)
        Material: Abstract
      • 09:45 Parity Quantum Computing 30'
        Speaker: Wolfgang LECHNER (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:15 Utilizing NISQ devices for evaluating quantum algorithms 30'
        Talk recorded in Session 2
        Speaker: Eleanor RIEFFEL (NASA, USA)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:45 Taking advantage of expanded qubit connectivity in the D-Wave Advantage processor 30'
        Talk recorded in Session 2
        Speaker: Andrew KING (‎D-Wave Systems Inc., Canada)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:15 The power of adiabatic quantum computation with no sign problem 30'
        Talk recorded in Session 3
        Speaker: Matthew HASTINGS (Microsoft Corporation, USA)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:45 The sign problem and its relation to the spectral gap of quantum many-body systems 30'
        Talk recorded in Session 3
        Speaker: Elizabeth CROSSON (Physics Center for Quantum Information and Control University, USA)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:15 Closing 5'