January 20, 2021: At this NQN online seminar, Dartmouth College professor of physics James D. Whitfield will discuss efforts to apply quantum computing to the Hartree-Fock method.
December 10, 2020: Gabriel Perdue will present on quantum decoherence and fundamental, high-energy physics experiments using quantum technology.
December 3, 2020: Dr. Koji Terashi will present early explorations of quantum computing in the field of High-Energy Physics and related scientific disciplines.
November 25, 2020: Gradient descent is a popular algorithm in machine learning and optimization and finds many applications in theory and in practice. Microsoft Quantum Senior Researcher Robin Kothari asks, “Can quantum computers speed up this algorithm?” During this Northwest Quantum Nexus seminar, Kothari will discuss the meaning of the question, formalize the question in the context of prior work in this setting, and answer the question posed in this context.
November 23, 2020: In this UW Physics Colloquium, Professor Tracy Northup from the University of Innsbruck Institute for Experimental Physics will discuss the special role that optical cavities can play as quantum interfaces, or as bridges between quantum light and quantum matter.
November 5, 2020: This talk by Dr. Sofia Vallecorsa highlights the main objectives and current activities of the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative. A special emphasis will be placed on the Quantum Computing aspect and the activities carried out by CERN openlab, outlining the initial investigations that use quantum machine learning in High Energy Physics.
November 9, 2020: At this virtual UW Physics Colloqium, Harvard assistant professor of computational materials science Prineha Narang will present work from her research group on quantitatively linking predictions with 3D atomic-scale imaging, quantum spectroscopy, and macroscopic behavior.
November 19, 2020: Keynote speaker Scott Aaronson, professor of computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss Google’s announcement of quantum computational supremacy. To precede, panelists from UW, PNNL, Google, and Microsoft will discuss cutting-edge quantum computing research.
October 21, 2020: At this NQN online seminar, UW affiliate assistant professor of physics and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory senior scientist Nathan Wiebe will discuss the classes of problems that could be solved by exploiting the natural physical laws of a system and the subset of physical law that can be simulated in polynomial time on a quantum computer.
September 2, 2020: At this NQN online seminar, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics Professor Kai-Mei Fu from the University of Washington will introduce some of the basic quantum defect properties desirable for quantum network applications and give some illustrative examples of recent successes toward scalable quantum networks.