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Topical Group on
Quantum Simulations of Chemical Dynamics

June 18 - June 22, 2012
Cambridge MA, USA 



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Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138



Monday, June 18, 2012
Classroom A101
8:30
Registration, Coffee and Pastries
8:45-9:00
Briefing: The Organizers
Introduction to the Topical Group on Quantum Simulations of Chemical Dynamics
9:00-9:45
Michael R. Geller                                                                   

Universal Quantum Simulation with Pre-Threshold Superconducting Qubits: Single-Excitation Subspace Method

10:00-10:45  
Peter J. Love

Fermionic Quantum Simulation: From Jordan-Wigner to Bravyi-Kitaev

11:00-11:45
Panel Discussion: Single Excitation Subspace and Fermionic Quantum Simulations
12:00-2:00
Lunch
2:00-2:45
James D. Whitfield
Practical Simulations and Practical Expectations for Quantum Simulation of Quantum Chemistry
3:00-3:45
Panel Discussion:  Single Excitation Subspace and Fermionic Quantum Simulations
3:45
Coffee at ITAMP Lounge


Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Classroom A101
9:00-9:45 Michael J. Hartmann                                                                  

Quantum Simulations with Strongly Correlated Photons

10:00-10:45 Matteo Mariantoni
The Quantum von Neumann Architecture: Logic Elements for Polariton Quantum Phase Transitions
11:00-11:45
Panel Discussion: Polariton Quantum Phase Transitions
12:00-2:00 Lunch
Tea Room P226
2:00-2:45 Andrew Sornborger
Testing Digital Particle Simulations in Few Qubit Systems [+]
3:00-3:45 Panel Discussion: Polariton Quantum Phase Transitions
3:45 Coffee at ITAMP Lounge
7:00
Dinner at Harvard Faculty Club






Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Classroom A101
9:00-9:45 Sarah Mostame

Quantum Simulation of Exciton Transport in Photosynthetic Complexes

10:00-10:45 Joydip Ghosh

Integrating the Quantum von Neumann Architecture and Surface Code: A Fault Tolerant Approach for Quantum Computation and Simulation

11:00-11:45
Panel Discussion: Photosynthetic Complexes and Quantum von Newumann Surface Code
12:00-2:00 Lunch
M340 3rd floor, 160 Concord Ave.
2:00-2:45 Hendrik Weimer

Digital Quantum Simulation with Rydberg Atoms

3:00-3:45 Panel Discussion: Photosynthetic Complexes and Quantum von Newumann Surface Code
3:45 Coffee at ITAMP Lounge
5:30
CFA Outdoor BBQ Fest






Thursday June 21, 2012
Classroom A101e
9:00-9:45 David Marcos

Many-Body Physics and Dynamical Gauge Field Theories with Superconducting Circuits

10:00-10:45 Phillip Stancil

Overcoming the Classical Barrier: Towards Quantum Simulation of Macromolecular Chemical Dynamics

11:00-11:45
Panel Discussion: Dynamical Gauge Field Theories and Macromolecular Chemical Dynamic
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45
Sergio Boixo
Benchmarks with DWave 108-Qubits Chip
3:00-3:45
Panel Discussion: Dynamical Gauge Field Theories and Macromolecular Chemical Dynamics
3:45 Coffee at ITAMP Lounge


Friday, June 22, 2012
Classroom A101
9:00-9:45

Andrew J. Kerman

Quantum Information Processing with Long-Lived Superconducting Qubits

10:00-10:45

H. You

Resource Requirements for Quantum Simulation with the Surface Code Architecture: The Ground State of the Transverse Ising Model

11:00-11:45
Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Quantum Information Processing and Chemistry
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:15 Open Discussion
3:30 Coffee at ITAMP Lounge