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Topical Group: Frontiers in Open Quantum Systems and
Quantum Control Theory

August 1-7, 2010

AND August 8-14

Cambridge MA USA

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Organizers:

Tommaso Calarco (University of Ulm)

Paola Cappellaro (MIT)

Lorenza Viola (Dartmouth College)

Lorenza Viola, and David Tannor are editing a special issue of the Journal of Physics on Quantum Control. http://iopscience.iop.org/0953-4075/43/15/150101

Precisely controlling realistic open quantum systems is one of the most exciting and timely frontiers in contemporary quantum sciences and technologies, with implications that range from physics, chemistry, and applied mathematics to quantum information processing and quantum engineering.

The goal of this Topical Group is to identify and work on the main theoretical challenges that need to be addressed to push quantum control further beyond its current boundaries. Special emphasis will be devoted to hybrid quantum control systems of relevance to AMO physics, optimal and robust system identification and control design, quantum measurement and quantum feedback, fundamental limitations.

WEEK ONE  
  Monday, August 2, 2010
Morning Session 9:30-11:30 Phillips Auditorium
David Tannor - Laser Cooling of Molecules: A Theory of Purity Increasing Transformations View Slides of Talk
3:00 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge
Afternoon Session 3:30-5:30 Phillips Auditorium
Group Discussion
Ice Cream Social on the roof.  
 
  Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Morning Session 9:30-11:30 Phillips Auditorium
Herschel Rabitz - "Controlling Quantum Systems in the Presence of an Environment" View Slides of Talk
3:00 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge
Afternoon Session 3:30-5:30

Phillips Auditorium:
Ivan Deutsch
- "Quantum control of atom spins -- from qudits to extreme spin squeezing"
View Slides of Talk

 
  Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Morning Session 9:30-11:30 Phillips Auditorium
Paul Brumer  - "Developments in Overcoming Decoherence Effects in the Control of Molecular Processes." View Slides of Talk
3:00 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge
Afternoon Session 3:30-5:30 Phillips Auditorium
Christiane Koch - "Telling optimal control how to maximize the entangling power of two-qubit gates" View Slides of Talk
 
  Thursday, August 5, 2010
Morning Session 9:30-11:30

Phillips Auditorium
Peter Zoller, "Coherent Control in Open System Dynamics of Many Body Quantum Systems" View Slides of Talk

Tommasso Calarco, "Quantum Optimal Control in Many-body Systems"  View Slides of Talk

Topical Group Lunch at Chang-Sho  
3:00 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge
Afternoon Session 3:30-5:30 Pratt Conference
Gerard Milburn - "Quantum measurement and control in nanomechanical and optomechanical systems." View Slides of Talk
 
  Friday, August 6, 2010
Morning Session 9:30-11:30 Phillips Auditorium
Jiri Vala - Selected exactly solved problems relevant to control and decoherence in quantum information processing View Slides of Talk
3:00 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge

Afternoon Session 3:30-5:30

Evening Social on the Roof

Phillips Auditorium
Liang Jiang - "Temperature Diamond-Based Quantum Computers" View Slides of Talk
 

WEEK TWO
  Monday, August 9, 2010

Morning Session
Talk -9:30-10:30

General Discussion 10:30-11:30

Phillips Auditorium
Navin Khaneja - Multiple Rotating Frame Technique View Slides of Talk
3:00 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge

Evening Session 3:30-4:30

General Discussion 4:30 - 5:30

Phillips Auditorium
Chitra Rangan
Ice Cream Social on the roof.  
 
  Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Morning Session

Talk -9:30-10:30

General Discussion 10:30-11:30

Phillips Auditorium
Viatcheslav Dobrovitski  - "Dynamical decoupling with imperfect pulses" View Slides of Talk
3:30 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge

Evening Session 3:30-5:30

General Discussion 4:30 - 5:30

Pratt Conference
Thomas Schulte-Herbruggen
- "Symmetry Principles in Quantum System Theory of Closed and Open Systems"  View Slides of Talk

  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Morning Session

Talk -9:30-10:30

General Discussion 10:30-11:30

Pratt Conference Room
Daniel Lidar - High Fidelity Quantum Computing via Dynamical Decoupling View Slides of Talk
   
Afternoon Session 1:30-3:30 Pratt Conference Room
Gershon Kurizki - "Manipulating system - bath entanglement" View Slides of Talk
 
  Thursday, August 12, 2010
Morning Session

Talk -9:30-10:30

General Discussion 10:30-11:30

Pratt Conference Room
Sophie Schirmer
Topical Group Lunch at Chang-Sho  
3:00 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge

Afternoon Session 3:30-4:30

General Discussion 4:30 - 5:30

Pratt Conference Room
Birgitta Whaley - "Characterizing and understanding quantum coherences in photosynthesis" View Slides of Talk

  Friday, August 13, 2010

Talk 9:30-10:30

General Discussion 10:30-11:30

Across the street at 160 Concord Ave. M-340
Ronnie Kosloff - "Noise and Controllability" View Slides of Talk
3:30 pm Coffee ITAMP Lounge

Evening Session 3:30-4:30

General Discussion 4:30 - 5:30

Phillips Auditorium
Free Session