The Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, School of Engineering, and the Office for the Vice President for Research, proudly present the Molecular and Quantum Computing Symposium.

 

Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2019

MacMillan Hall 117

324 Brook St.

Providence, RI 02912

 

Schedule:

THE JOHN HOWARD APPLETON LECTURE

Thursday, March 7th
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PRE-LECTURE RECEPTION
(MacMillan Hall Lobby)

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

APPLETON LECTURE

Paul Williard, Brenda Rubenstein - Opening Remarks / Moderator
Isaac Chuang, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: “At the Dawn of Quantum Information Science and Engineering”
Colloquium Q&A

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ** Dinner, The Hope Club **
6 Benevolent St., Providence, RI
(Registration Required)

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA


Day 1 Friday, March 8th
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm REGISTRATION
AFTERNOON COFFEE
(MacMillan Hall Lobby)

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

OPENING CEREMONIES


Brad Marston - Opening Remarks / Moderator
Steven M. Girvin, Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Yale
University
Title: “Introduction to Quantum Error Correction: Schrödinger Meets
Maxwell’s Demon”
Colloquium Q&A

With support from the Brown University Department of Chemistry, Brown OVPR, and by a generous
bequest of the estate of Tony and Pat Houghton.1

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Overview of Saturday’s Rapid Prototyping Activity
Betsy Stubblefield Loucks, Activity Facilitator, Brown OVPR
Coffee Available

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

SESSION 1


Brenda Rubenstein - Moderator
Christof Teuscher, Professor of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Portland State University
Title: “Toward Autonomous In-Vivo Learning Machines”
Colloquium Q&A

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ** Dinner, The Brown Faculty Club - Huttner Room **

1 Bannister St., Providence, RI
(Registration Required)

Day 2 Saturday, March 9th
8:30 am - 8:55 am REGISTRATION
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
(MacMillan Hall Lobby)

9:00 am - 10:15 am

SESSION 2

Dmitri Feldman - Moderator
David Schuster, Professor of Physics, University of Chicago
Title: TBD
Colloquium Q&A

10:15 am - 11:30
am

SESSION 3

Christopher Rose - Moderator
Shuki Bruck, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation
and Neural Systems, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of
Technology Title: “Computing with the Symbols of Life” Colloquium Q&A

11:30 am - 12:45
pm

BROWN BAG LUNCH


(MacMillan Hall Lobby, 115, and 117)
Facilitators Gather Prototyping Ideas

With support from the Brown University Department of Chemistry, Brown OVPR, and by a generous
bequest of the estate of Tony and Pat Houghton.2

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

SESSION 4

Vesna Mitrovic - Moderator
Robert Schoelkopf, Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and
Physics, Director of the Yale Quantum Institute, Yale University
Title: “Controlling Bosonic Modes in Circuit QED and the Application to
Vibronic Molecular Simulations”
Colloquium Q&A

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm COFFEE BREAK

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm RAPID PROTOTYPING ACTIVITY
Betsy Stubblefield Loucks, Facilitator, Brown OVPR

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Symposium Planning Committee
Brad Marston, Department of Physics
Vesna Mitrovic, Department of Physics
Jacob Rosenstein, School of Engineering
Brenda Rubenstein, Department of Chemistry

Full Schedule