CoCoNUT: Coherent Control for Next generation qUantum Technologies 2021 Aug. 24th - 27th
Quantum technologies are on the horizon, yet realising the full potential of these devices is problematic due to a quantum system’s inherent fragility. Robust and precise control is an essential requirement for scalable, usable quantum devices. CoCoNUT2021 aimed to discuss the strengths and weakness of the current state-of-the-art techniques, aiming to layout the roadmap to scalable quantum technologies with particular emphasis on Ireland's role in delivering them.
CoCoNUT2021 was funded through the Early Career Award by the National University of Ireland with additional support from Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council, and University College Dublin.
Invited Plenary Speakers
There are a number of shorter contributed talks--primarily from Ireland based researchers--to demonstrate the growth exciting activities occurring on the island in recent years. See the program for more details. Structured sessions are kept moderate so that there is ample opportunity each day of the Workshop for participants who wish to interact and exchange ideas via Gather.Town to do so.
Session 1: Aurélia Chenu - Control of open quantum systems with engineered dephasing Sabrina Patsch - Optimal control of high-dimensional Hilbert spaces Andreas Ruschhaupt - Enhanced Shortcuts to Adiabaticity Paul Eastham - Optimal control beyond the weak-coupling and Markovian regimes: efficient simulation of families of open quantum systems with differing Hamiltonians Qiongyuan Wu - Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of a levitated nanoparticle in a controllable time-varying potential
Session 2: Gabriele De Chiara - Control of quantum critical systems Ulrich Schneider - Controlling the character of a quantum phase transition in a driven optical lattice Graham Kells - Weak measurement, quantum trajectories, and topological order Emma Minarelli - Pseudogap charge Kondo effect in graphene quantum dots Felix Binder - Quantum predictive modelling: unitary simulation and dimension reduction
Session 3: Ahsan Nazir - Heat and work statistics in adiabatic quantum systems with strong reservoir coupling Janet Anders - Quantum Brownian Motion for Magnets Mark Mitchison - Thermometry by decoherence with impurity qubits Heather Leitch - Thermodynamics of Driven Quantum Harmonic Oscillators Eoin Carolan - Counterdiabatic Control in the Impulse Regime
Session 4: Klaus Mølmer - Coherent control in quantum networks: snowballs in Hell Natalia Ares - Quantum device control faster than human experts Pierpaolo Sgrio - Reinforcement learning approach to non-equilibrium quantum thermodynamics Joseph Carthy - Investigation into Entanglement in VQE Algorithms: By the example of Charge and Charge-Spin Models Jing Li - A Feshbach engine on nonlinear coupled density-spin Bose-Einstein condensates