Cold atom systems covering a broad range of implementations including trapped ions, degenerate gases, Rydberg excitations, atomic clocks, and ultracold molecules have generated a boom in the development of fundamental quantum science over the last few decades. The potential for impact in quantum information and quantum technologies more broadly has never been higher.
The Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN) is bringing together experts for a workshop at Washington State University to address the outstanding challenges in the use of cold atoms for quantum computing, sensing, and simulation. Workshop participants will discuss the state of quantum physics in the Pacific Northwest and beyond with a particular focus on the role of atomic systems in the future of quantum technology.
This 2-day workshop will include a series of short talks and open discussions around:
- Advances in controlling and manipulating atoms for quantum information science and quantum technologies
- Trapped ions, degenerate neutral gases, Rydberg atoms, atomic clocks, ultracold molecules/chemistry, etc.
- Perspectives on atomic, molecular, and optical physics in quantum technologies
- Prospects for quantum technology in the Pacific Northwest
This workshop is partially funded by the WSU Office of Research and WSU Department of Physics and Astronomy.
When: February 20-21, 2020
Where: WSU Campus; Pullman, Washington