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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
8:50am - 9:05am Opening [Barry Sanders]
9:05am - 9:50am Theme Talk: QChem
9:50am - 10:35am Theme Talk: QFoundations
10:35am - 11:10am Coffee Break/ Exhibition and Posters
11:10am - 11:55am Theme Talk: QMaterials
11:55am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Theme Breakout Session
2:00pm - 2:45pm Panel Discussion
2:45pm - 3:30pm Theme Talk: QNano
3:30pm - 4:15pm Coffee Break / Exhibition and Posters
4:15pm - 5:00pm Theme Talk: QOptics
5:00pm - 5:30pm Discussion and Wrap-up

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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Last updated Mar 29, 2019