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Quantum Alberta Workshop
18 July 2018

Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G8

Workshop organizing committee: Alex Brown, Paul Barclay, Saurya Das, John P Davis, Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, Lindsay LeBlanc, Clotilde Lethiec, Nancy Jing Lu, Barry 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


Please register now.


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 (Hooman 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 and Drinks 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.


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

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Last updated July 18, 2018