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Quantum Alberta Workshop
30 July 2019

Lister Centre, University of Alberta

Workshop organizing committee: Alex Brown, Paul Barclay, Saurya Das, John P Davis, Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, Lindsay LeBlanc, 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


Free registration by email to nlu@ucalgary.ca


Invited talk : 35-minute talk followed by 10-minute discussion

8:00am - 8:50am Breakfast/Set up Exhibition and Posters Aurora Room/ Maple Leaf Room
8:50am - 9:05am Opening [Barry Sanders] Maple Leaf Room
9:05am - 9:50am Theme Talk: QChem

Invited speaker: Alex Brown (University of Alberta) "Quantum computing for chemistry"

Maple Leaf Room
9:50am - 10:35am Theme: QOptics

Invited speaker: Shabir Barzanjeh (Institute of Science and Technology - IST Austria) "Superconducting based entangled radiation and its application in quantum radar"

Maple Leaf Room
10:35am - 11:10am Coffee Break/ Exhibition and Posters Aurora Room
11:10am - 11:55am Theme Talk: QMaterials

Invited speaker: Ion Garate (University of Sherbrooke) "An efficient algorithm for the optimization of Majorana devices"

Maple Leaf Room
11:55am - 1:00pm Lunch Maple Leaf Room
1:00pm - 2:00pm Theme Breakout Session Maple Leaf Room
2:00pm - 2:45pm Panel Discussion (Paul Barclay, Alex Brown, Saurya Das, Joseph Maciejko, Christoph Simon) Maple Leaf Room
2:45pm - 3:30pm Theme Talk: QNano

Invited speaker: John P. Davis (University of Alberta) "Quantum technologies enabled by cavity optomechanics"

Maple Leaf Room
3:30pm - 4:15pm Coffee Break / Exhibition and Posters Aurora Room
4:15pm - 5:00pm Theme: QFoundations

Invited speaker: Christoph Simon (University of Calgary) "Quantum optics approaches to fundamental questions"

Maple Leaf Room
5:00pm - 5:30pm Discussion and Wrap-up Maple Leaf Room

Accommodation and Travel

Participants from Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge: Travel will be covered by individual research grant. Each group can request one night of accommodation with one room for a group supervisor at Campus Tower Suite Hotel and one double room for two members of the group at the traditional dormitory at the University of Alberta (special circumstances can be discussed). Further rooms can be requested but will not be paid or reimbursed by Quantum Alberta. Your credit card is required to secure the rooms when you book. Quantum Alberta will not pay in the case of no shows.

Coffee Breaks, Meals and Wrap-up Event

Breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch on 30 July 2019 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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