Seminar Schedule

Find upcoming seminars below. All talks are also announced via our mailing list and are also available via a google calendar (ical). Previous talks as well as a copy of the slides will be made available for the foreseeable future on the VIDEOS page.

Thu 2021-06-17 17:00 CEST

Quantum Science Seminar #52: Quantum Communication
Eleni Diamanti
Sorbonne Université
CNRS — Paris — France
Secure communications in quantum networks
Quantum technologies have the potential to improve in an unprecedented way the security and efficiency of communications in network infrastructures. We discuss the current landscape in quantum communication and cryptography, and focus in particular on recent photonic implementations, using encoding in discrete or continuous properties of light, of central quantum network protocols, enabling secret key distribution, verification of multiparty entanglement and transactions of quantum money, with security guarantees impossible to achieve with only classical resources. We also describe current challenges in this field and our efforts towards the miniaturization of the developed photonic systems, their integration into telecommunication network infrastructures, including with satellite links, as well as the practical demonstration of novel protocols featuring a quantum advantage for a wide range of tasks. These advances enrich the resources and applications of the emerging quantum networks that will play a central role in the context of future global-scale quantum-safe communications.

Thu 2021-06-24 17:00 CEST

Quantum Science Seminar #53: Quantum Computing
Helmut G. Katzgraber
Quantum Solutions Lab
Amazon Web Services
Quantum computing in industry
Quantum computing promises to solve seemingly intractable problems. In the medium term, both optimization and chemistry will likely be the only impactful applications for this novel technology. In this talk, an overview of quantum computing in industry with a focus on optimization is presented. It is argued that quantum optimization machines are still superseded by classical approaches on CMOS for the foreseeable future. However, problem modeling as well as physics-inspired algorithms present new, potentially transformative ways to solve hard combinatorial optimization problem across industries. This is illustrated with a new hybrid algorithm for combinatorial optimization problems.

Thu 2021-07-01 17:00 CEST

Quantum Science Seminar #54

Our speaker on July 1st will be Nicola Poli.

Thu 2021-07-08 17:00 CEST

Quantum Science Seminar #55

Our speaker on July 8th will be Elham Kashefi.

Thu 2021-07-15 17:00 CEST

Quantum Science Seminar #56

We will have our fourth Hot Topics session on July 15th.

Thu 2021-07-22 17:00 CEST

Quantum Science Seminar #57

Our speaker on July 22nd will be Mete Atature.

Thu 2021-07-29 17:00 CEST

Quantum Science Seminar #58

We are still looking for a speaker for July 29th.