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KITP Program: Quantum Information Science (September 14 - December 11, 2009)
Coordinators: David P. DiVincenzo, Debbie Leung, Daniel Loss, Wim van Dam
Scientific Advisors: Sankar Das Sarma, Peter Zoller

Time Speaker Title
9/17, 3:30 p.m. Stephen Jordan
Caltech & KITP
Gadgets for Adiabatic Computing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/18, 2:00 p.m. Ben Reichardt
Univ. Waterloo & KITP
Span Programs and Quantum Algorithms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 12:15 p.m. Wim van Dam
UCSB & KITP
The Current State of Quantum Algorithms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/23, 3:30 p.m. Dmitry Gavinsky
NEC Laboratories America & KITP
Predictive Quantum Learning[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 3:30 p.m. Scott Aaronson
MIT & KITP
Quantum Advice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 2:00 p.m. Steven Girvin
Yale
Experimental Demonstration of Quantum Algorithms on a Two-Qubit Superconducting Processor[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 3:30 p.m. Ronald de Wolf
CWI & KITP
Classical Applications of Quantum Information Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 3:30 p.m. Zeph Landau
UC Berkeley
The Detectability Lemma: Making Sense of the Notion of Quantum Constraint Violation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 11:00 a.m. Andrew Childs
Univ. Waterloo & KITP
A Black Box Unitary Problem
10/07, 3:30 p.m. Spyridon Michalakis
LANL & KITP
Approximating the Ground State of Gapped Hamiltonians[Notes][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 3:30 p.m. Sean Hallgren
Penn State
Algorithms for Ray Class Groups and Hilbert Class Fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 11:00 a.m. Elizabeth Behrman
WSU
Quantum Neural Networks
10/14, 3:30 p.m. Mark Howard
UCSB
Tight Noise Thresholds for Quantum Computation with Perfect Stabilizer Operations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 3:30 p.m. Peter Love
Haverford College
Quantum Simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 1:30 p.m. Falk Unger
UCB & KITP
Discussion: Fault-tolerant Quantum Communication Complexity
10/20, 11:00 a.m. Scott Cohen
Duquesne Univ. & KITP
Discussion: The Difference between LOCC and Separable Measurements
10/21, 3:30 p.m. Aram Harrow
Univ. Bristol & KITP
Fast Quantum Algorithm for Solving Certain Systems of Linear Equations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 2:00 p.m. Karyn Le Hur
Yale & KITP
Qubit in the Quantum Many-Body World --- Entanglement Entropy, Decoherence, and the Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg-Majorana Riddle[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 12:15 p.m. Debbie Leung
Univ. Waterloo & KITP
Information, Quantum Information, and Quantum Information Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
10/26, 1:30 p.m. Mary Beth Ruskai
Arlington, MA & KITP
Real Open Problem in Quantum Information Theory
10/27, 11:00 a.m. Toby Cubitt
Univ. Bristol & KITP
Discussion: Deriving Master Equations from Quantum Channels is NP-Hard
10/28, 3:30 p.m. Hoi-Kwong Lo
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
QKD -- Assumptions and Detection Efficiency Loophole[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 3:30 p.m. Jonathan Oppenheim
Univ. of Cambridge & KITP
Mutual Independence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 11:00 a.m. John Schliemann
Univ. Rengensburg & KITP
Entanglement-like Correlations Between Indistinguishable Particles
11/04, 3:30 p.m. Hans Mooij
Delft Univ. & KITP
Quantum Simulation with Superconducting Flux Qubits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 3:30 p.m. Graeme Smith
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center & KITP
Sending Quantum Information with Zero Capacity Channels[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 11:00 a.m. Sarah Croke
Perimeter Inst. & KITP
Streaming Universal Entanglement Concentration
11/11, 3:30 p.m. Matthew Hastings
UCSB
Making Almost Commuting Matrices Commute[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 3:30 p.m. Todd Brun
USC & KITP
Quantum Steganography[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/13, 2:00 p.m. Daniel Gottesman
Perimeter Inst. & KITP
Computationally Hard Problems in Translationally-Invariant Spin Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 11:00 a.m. Netanel Lindner
Technion & KITP
A Photonic Cluster State Machine Gun[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/18, 10:30 a.m. Graeme Smith
(IBM & KITP)
Charles Bennett
(IBM & KITP)
Debbie Leung
(Univ. Waterloo & KITP)
Discussion: Closed Timelike Curves -- What they're good or bad for[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/18, 2:00 p.m. Charles Bennett
IBM & KITP
Quantum Information and the Birth and Death of Complexity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Colloquium
11/19, 3:30 p.m. Jake Taylor
NIST & KITP
Entanglement and Metrology in Hybrid Quantum Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/20, 2:00 p.m. Xuedong Hu
SUNY Buffalo & KITP
Recent Progress in Silicon Based Quantum Computing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/23, 11:00 a.m. Lin Tian
UC Merced & KITP
Superconducting Resonators and Their Applications in Quantum Engineering[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/24, 11:00 a.m. Andrew Briggs
University of Oxford & KITP
Outstanding Problems in Using Spin States for Practical Quantum Information Science[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/25, 11:00 a.m. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch
University of Waterloo & KITP
Optimal Contol of Imperfect Qubits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 11:00 a.m. Frank Verstraete
Univ. Wien & KITP
Quantum Metropolis Sampling[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 2:15 p.m. Jens Eisert
Univ. Potsdam & KITP
Learning Much from Little: Compressed Sensing Approach to Quantum State Tomography and Other Ideas of Systems Identification[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 4:00 p.m. Massoud Borhani
SUNY at Buffalo
Electrical Manipulation of the Electron Spin in a QD
12/01, 11:30 a.m. Lieven Vandersypen
TU Delft
Control of Electron and Nuclear Spins in GaAs Quantum Dots[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/01, 2:00 p.m. Ignacio Cirac
MPI & KITP
Computational Complexity of Finding Ground States of Many-body Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/01, 4:00 p.m. Daniel Loss
Univ. Basel & KITP
Self-correcting Quantum Memories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/02, 11:00 a.m. David DiVincenzo
IBM/Watson & KITP
Cross Kerr Effect and other Quantum Optics with the Superconducting Ring Resonator[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/02, 2:00 p.m. Misha Lukin
Harvard & KITP
Spin Quantum Bits in Diamond[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/02, 4:00 p.m. Ataç Imamoglu
ETH
Resonant Optical Manipulation of Quantum Dot Electron and Nuclear Spins[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 11:00 a.m. William Coish
Univ. Waterloo & KITP
Spin-bath Decoherence: Old Results and New Surprises[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 1:30 p.m. Amir Yacoby
Harvard
Ultra long coherence of 2 electron logical spin qubits in GaAs quantum dots[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 3:30 p.m. John Preskill
Caltech
Protected Gates for Robust Superconducting Qubits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 11:00 a.m. Greg Fuchs, David Awschalom
UCSB
Gigahertz Dynamics of a Strongly-Driven Single Spin in Diamond[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 2:00 p.m. Charles Marcus
Harvard
Progress Report on Spin Qubits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 4:00 p.m. Massoud Borhani
SUNY at Buffalo
Electrical Manipulation of the Electron Spin in a QD
12/08, 11:00 a.m. Peter Zoller
Univ. Innsbruck & KITP
Quantum Optics-Solid State Hybrid Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 2:00 p.m. Sankar Das Sarma
Univ. Maryland & KITP
Spin Quantum Coherence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 11:30 a.m. Jeremy Levy
Univ. Pittsburgh
Oxide Nanoelectronics: A New Platform for Developing Quantum Information Technology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

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