Correlated Electron Systems Gordon Research Conference

The Correlated Electron Systems GRC in Topology and Correlations: Long-Range Entanglement in Many-Body Systems will take place June 28 - July 3, 2020 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, US.

The major theme of this conference is to understand how the confluence of strong interactions, topology and symmetry lead to new states of matter with novel properties. For example, quantum spin liquids have no long-range magnetic order but possess long-range entanglement that lead to fractionalized excitations with potential applications in quantum computation. However, confirming the existence of such fractionalized excitations has proved challenging and will be discussed during the meeting. In addition, there will be sessions on the discovery of superconductivity in magic-angle graphene. Sessions are planned to discuss new aspects of quantum criticality, on strange metals and electron hydrodynamics. There will be discussions on new theoretical developments to tackle the challenging problems of strong correlations and spin-orbit coupling, as well as, experimental advancements, including time-resolved spectroscopies, the use of electron energy loss spectroscopy to reveal marginal Fermi liquid aspects of strange metals, and the use of chemical-principles to discover topological materials. We have planned a session on entanglement and quantum-information and measurement. And finally, we have reserved the last session for late-breaking developments.

GRC Chairs: Nandini Trivedi and James G. Analytis

Applications Due: May 31 2020


Quantum Workshop and Meet-Up

Case Western Reserve University, the Department of Physics and The Great Lakes Energy Institute will host an introductory workshop and Meet-up/happy hour to explore quantum sciences, and their applications in devices, biology, medicine and computing. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 from 3-6:30PM at the Tinkham Veale University Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The afternoon's agenda includes:

  • Welcome and Overview: Dr. Glenn Starkman, Professor of Physics, Department Co-Chair
  • What is quantum mechanics? Why is it of such great interest today? Dr. Harsh Mathur, Professor of Physics
  • How can quantum science lead to new technology? Dr. Jesse Berezovsky, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Applications in biology and medicine. Dr. Michael Hinczewski, Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Quantum-inspired algorithms for medical imaging and healthcare. Dr. Mark Griswold
  • Keynote: Quantum Computing - making the quantum leap. Dr. Michael Flatté, University of Iowa

Presentations will last 20 minutes, with time for Q&A. The workshop will be followed by a Happy Hour and networking time. The event is free, but registration is required!
The venue is located just off Euclid Avenue, North of Severance Hall and Thwing Center, and can be accessed by the Greater Cleveland RTA Health Line. Garage parking is available at Severance Hall.

Quantum Computing Theory in Practice Conference

The Quantum Computing Theory in Practice Conference will take place April 6-8, 2020 in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK.

Continuing the previous series of Heilbronn quantum algorithms meetings (2010-2019) hosted in Bristol and Cambridge, QCTIP fosters discussion between theorists and practitioners of quantum computing. With keynote speakers, a series of invited talks from academia and industry, poster sessions and panels, we will take stock of the newest developments in the field and map future developments. Riverlane is proud to be hosting the conference.

The first theme of the conference is the theory of the whole quantum software stack – from quantum algorithms to quantum programming languages to quantum computing architectures. Second, we will discuss practical aspects of running experiments on current and NISQ devices. As a third future-looking theme, we want to touch on roads to scaling up to more and higher quality qubits and the path to bringing down hardware requirements for quantum computations.

Organizing committee: 

  • Steve Brierley (Riverlane)
  • Noah Linden (University of Bristol)
  • Ashley Montanaro (University of Bristol)
  • Leonie Mueck (Riverlane)

Keynote* and invited speakes:

  • Barbara Terhal*, TU Delft
  • K. Birgitta Whaley*, UC Berkeley
  • Stefanie Barz, University of Stuttgart
  • Simon Benjamin, University of Oxford
  • Joseph Emerson, University of Waterloo
  • Craig Gidney, Google
  • Mario Szegedy, Alibaba
  • Kristan Temme, IBM Research

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: January 17th, 2020
  • Registration deadline: March 13th, 2020

Quantum Computing and Engineering Conference

QCEC 2020 will be held June 5-6, 2020 at the University of Dallas, Texas, United States.

The Twin Cities ACM Professional Chapter is teaming up with University of Dallas as host institution to produce QCEC 2020: Quantum Computing & Engineering Conference, a first annual venue for presentation of original research and engagement with research labs in this rapidly advancing discipline.  QCEC 2020 features prominent keynotes, industry-faculty panels, and peer-reviewed paper presentations. The two-day event will have a rich and varied program on quantum computing and information theory to engage faculty, students, and computing professionals.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya (Senior Research Scientist, VSB Technical University, Czech Republic) and Dr. Nike Dattani (Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics).

The call for papers includes topics in QC technologies, quantum computing algorithms, programming environments and toolchains for QC, quantum information science, quantum information theory and architectures, QC and QI, QC and cybersecurity, and global research.

Important deadlines:

Paper submissions due: Feb. 15th, 2020

Early registration deadline: Apr. 1st, 2020

Registration deadline: May 31st, 2020


Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals GRS/GRC

The 2020 Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystal Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and Gordon Research Conference (GRC) will be held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland on July 4-5 and July 5-10 2020, respectively.

The field of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals is flourishing at the frontiers of discovery in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Recent advances in synthesis have enabled unprecedented properties and phenomena in diverse materials systems, including novel perovskite, pnictide, and multinary nanocrystals. Atomistic understanding of surfaces, dopants, and defects is facilitating systems-level design and integration of nanocrystals with other materials for applications in displays, (opto)electronics, energy, catalysis, biology, medicine, and sensing. Innovations in assembly, oriented attachment, and surface chemistry herald high-performance nanocrystal solids and metamaterials with emergent collective properties. The 2020 GRC brings the community together to discuss major advances, pressing challenges, and new directions, build collaborations, and foster the next generation of scholars in this vibrant interdisciplinary field. 

The GRS (Gordon Research Seminar) will be held in conjunction with the GRC and is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present, propose, and exchange new ideas in a collaborative environment focused on scientific discovery.

PQI is helping to sponsor the GRS - our contribution will help cover the costs of PQI students/post-docs attending the GRS - amounts will vary depending on the accepted number of applicants. Contact Xing Yee Gan ( for more information.

Important Dates:

  • GRS speaker abstract submission: April 4th, 2020
  • GRS application submission: June 6th, 2020
  • GRC application submission: June 7th, 2020

GRC Organizers:                                                           

  • Maksym V. Kovalenko
  • Matt Law
  • Gordana Dukovic
  • Efrat Lifshitz

GRS Organizers:

  • Tyler Milstein
  • Xing Yee Gan

Quantum Matter: Computation Meets Experiments

The Aspen Center for Physics is hosting the Winter Conference in Aspen, CO over March 8-14, 2020. The application deadline is December 15, 2019, application link here.

The past few years have seen tremendous advances in our understanding of strongly interacting quantum systems. By combining progress in theoretical concepts and methods with algorithmic advances, computational methods have shed new light on key open questions in the physics of quantum matter, both for materials with strong electronic correlations and for interacting quantum gases. At the same time, new materials and new techniques have greatly increased the range of experimental information available.

This Aspen Winter Conference will bring leading theorists with expertise in a broad range of computational methods together with experimentalists to discuss the potential of new methods, the accomplishments of existing methods and opportunities for future experiment/theory collaboration. The meeting will focus on a broad set of physics questions of current interest in the field, for which computational methods and experiments have brought or have the potential to bring new insights.


  • Antoine Georges, College de France and Flatiron Institute
  • Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan
  • Gabriel Kotlier, Rutgers University and Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Andrew Millis, Columbia University and Flatiron Institute
  • Karin Rabe, Rutgers University

Read more here

Practical Quantum Computing Conference

Q2B (Quantum for Business) will be held December 10-12, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Keynote speakers include John Preskill (Director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, CalTech), Umesh Vazirani (Berkeley Quantum Computation Center, UC Berkeley), and Scott Aaronson (Director of the Quantum Information Center, UT Austin).

Q2B is the leading conference for practical quantum computing. Q2B's mission is to stimulate application development in optimization, simulation, machine learning and cryptography--using near-future quantum computing resources. Collaborate with researchers and industry practitioners--in exploring ways to apply quantum computing to real-world problems. QC Ware is focused on achieving that goal, and they are excited to organize and grow this annual conference in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Read more and register here

Quantum Information Processing Conference

QIP 2020 will be held from January 6 to 10, 2020 at Shenzhen China, with tutorials taking place on January 4 and 5. It is jointly hosted by Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (SIQSE, Southern University of Science and Technology) and Center for Quantum Computing (CQC, Peng Cheng Laboratory). It is the twenty-third international conference on theoretical aspects of quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information in a series that started in Aarhus in 1998 and was last held in 2019 in Boulder, USA.

The international annual Quantum Information Processing (QIP) series is the premier meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Since 1998, the conference has featured breakthroughs by the leaders in the disciplines of computing, cryptography, information theory, mathematics and physics. The scientific objective of the series is to gather the theoretical quantum information community to present and discuss the latest groundbreaking work in the field.

Read more here.

Important dates:
Talk submission deadline: September 15
Poster only submission deadline: October 13

General Conference Chair/Co-Chair:

  • Dapeng Yu (Chair) (SUSTech & PCL)
  • Jianwei Pan (Co-Chair) (USTC)

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Shenggen Zheng (Chair) (PCL)
  • Oscar Dahlsten (Chair) (PCL & SUSTech)
  • Xiangfu Zou (Co-Chair) (PCL)
  • Man-Hong Yung (Co-Chair) (SUSTech)
  • Jingyun Fan (SUSTech)
  • Xiuhao Deng (PCL & SUSTech)
  • Masahito Hayashi (SUSTech & Nagoya University)

Workshop on Quantum Computing for Sustainable Computing

Authors are invited to submit papers for the 2nd International Workshop on Quantum Computing for Sustainable Computing in conjunction with the 10th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference that will be held October 21-24, 2019 in Alexandria, VA, US

Workshop papers will provide a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state of the art in research and technology. The purpose of this workshop is to explore how quantum computing may sustain the growth of future computing platforms. Such potential impact on sustainability may arise from a reduction in resources, such as time and energy, as well as simplifying the operation of future computing systems. This includes advances in quantum computing hardware, software, and algorithms as well as contributions on the transformative research needed to guide quantum computing performance toward practical and sustainable operations. 

Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to the following:

  • Resource consumption estimates for quantum computing systems and applications
  • System codesign that prioritizes sustainable and efficient platform operation
  • Metrics and benchmarks for quantifying quantum computing performance
  • Performance estimates of quantum and hybrid computations
  • Resource-efficient methods for the control and execution of quantum programs
  • Progress in quantum architectures, circuits, devices, design automation and programming languages

Submission Procedure:

Authors are invited to submit a 2-page extended abstract or an original, unpublished manuscripts of maximum 6-page length at Previously published papers or papers under review for other conferences/journals should not be submitted for consideration.

Please use IEEE conference-style template: All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings, which will be published in IEEE Xplore as part of the IGSC proceedings. A selected set of papers from the workshop will be invited for submission to a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal based on reviewer’s feedback and quality of conference presentation.

Important Dates:    

Workshop Organizers:       

  • Travis S. Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA  Email:
  • Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA  Email:

Read more here

Quantum Machine Learning and Data Analytics Workshop

Organized by Purdue University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Entanglement Institute, the Workshop on Quantum Machine Learning and Data Analytics is scheduled for September 5-6, 2019 at the Hall of Discovery Learning and Research on the campus of Purdue University. 

Quantum machine learning algorithms have been proposed to speed up classical machine learning by quantum computers and, at the same time, deep learning has shown great power in solving real world problems. The aim of the workshop is to bring together world leading experts in this new field of quantum machine learning to discuss the recent development of quantum algorithms to perform machine learning tasks on large-scale scientific datasets for various industrial and technological applications and in solving challenging problems in science and engineering.

Important dates
Registration deadline: August 1
Abstract deadline: July 15

Read more here



Organizing committee

  • Sabre Kais (Purdue)
  • Travis S. Humble (ORNL)
  • Jason Turner (Entanglement Institute)

Local committee

  • Sunil Prabhakar (CS and IDSI)
  • Pankaj Sharma (IDSI)
  • Ashraf Alam (ECE)
  • Alex Pothen (CS)
  • Yong Chen (PHYS)
  • Sabre Kais (CHM)

Invited speakers

  • Chad Rigetti (Rigetti Computing)
  • Nathan Wiebe (University of Washington)
  • Barry Sanders (University of Calgary)
  • Jacob Biamonte (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Masoud Mohseni (Google)
  • Nathan Killoran (Machine Learning & Software Lead Xanadu)
  • Yudong Cao (Zapata)
  • Richard Li/Daniel Lidar (USC)
  • Kathleen Hamilton (ORNL)
  • Karol Kowalski (PNNL)
  • Antonio Mezzacapo (IBM)
  • Rolando Somma (LANL)
  • Kristan Temme (IBM)

2019 Quantum Matters™ Science Communication Competition

Create a fabulous, jaw-dropping, three minute talk for a family audience explaining a key concept related to your research in quantum science or technology and how it might matter to us in the future.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently involved in research in quantum science and technology as an undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, faculty, or associate, in a college, university, government, or industry lab.
  • 18 or older.
  • Available to perform at the Museum of Science on April 6, 2019, and to attend rehearsals on April 5, 2019. (Reasonable U.S. domestic travel costs will be purchased or reimbursed by the Museum of Science as well as lodging and per diem for non-local Finalists.)
  • Available for 1 or 2 private coaching session(s) between March 19 and April 3, in person for local competitors or via video chat for those at a distance.
  • Individuals may enter both the Talk and Hands-on Competition Tracks, however, they will only be selected as a Finalist for one of the two tracks, unless a team member is able to facilitate the Hands-on Activity on April 6th.
  • Ineligible: Employees of the Museum of Science, Boston; employees of the National Science Foundation; minors (younger than 18).



  • Length: 2 – 3 minutes
  • Competitors may — but are not required to — use slides, props, and/or demonstrations.
  • All material must be original, or used with permission, with rights cleared for worldwide internet posting. (See Fair Use guidelines in the Talk Tips pdf.)
  • All material must be suitable for family audiences.
  • Competitors will allow the Museum of Science to make use of their talk and associated materials for educational purposes, with appropriate credit.
  • The Museum will reimburse Finalists for up to $50 in documented expenses for materials used in their talk.
  • Competitors who are invited on March 9 to enter the Finals competition must confirm their intention to participate by March 11 at midnight Pacific Time.
  • Reasonable U.S. domestic travel costs will be purchased or reimbursed by the Museum of Science as well as lodging and per diem for non-local Finalists.
  • Reasonable accommodation will be made for Finalists with disabilities. Deaf and hard-of-hearing entrants may request an ASL interpreter.
  • Finalists invited to present at the Museum will sign a photo/video release which allows the Museum full distribution rights.
  • See Talk Tips for more guidance on creating a winning talk.


Judging Criteria and Process:

Judging Criteria

  • How well the speaker explains to a family audience one or more key concept(s) related to their research in quantum science or technology, and how it might matter to us in the future.
  • Quality of audience engagement.
  • Originality.


Judging Process

  • All entries will be checked for eligibility and rules compliance by the Museum of Science Quantum Matters Team.
  • In consultation with outside experts, the Quantum Matters Team will select four Finalists.
  • The four Finalists will be notified by March 9, and their intention to participate must be confirmed by March 11 at midnight Pacific Time. If they do not confirm, a replacement Finalist may be invited from among the other entries by March 14.
  • Finalists will schedule science communication coaching sessions with the Quantum Matters Team to occur between March 19 and April 3, in person or via video chat, and will receive a $200 stipend to work on polishing their entries.
  • Finalists will participate in a Warm-up and a Finals round before a live audience at the Museum of Science on Saturday, April 6.
  • The distinguished judging panel for the Finals Round will include quantum science researchers and science communication experts. An audience choice prize will also be awarded.



  • Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition Award certificates.
  • Professional photos.
  • Professionally-edited videos of the presentations; postings on YouTube; distribution through the Museum of Science, the National Science Foundation, and social media.
  • Science news coverage through the Museum of Science, the National Science Foundation, and other professional publications and websites.
  • Cash Cards:
    • 1st prize: $300 VISA gift card
    • 2nd prize: $200 VISA gift card
    • 3rd & 4th Finalist awards: $100 VISA gift cards
    • Audience Choice Award: $100 VISA gift card (in addition to prize awarded by judges)
  • Fun! Fame! Fortune! And the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to improving the quality of public engagement in quantum science and technology.



  • March 1, midnight, Pacific Time: All entries and videos due.
  • March 9, midnight, Pacific Time: Finalists will be notified.
  • March 11, midnight, Pacific Time: Finalists confirm their participation.
  • March 14, midnight, Pacific Time: Runners-up invited if a Finalist declines the invitation to compete in the Finals.
  • March 19 - April 3: Individually scheduled coaching sessions, either at the Museum of Science or by video chat conference. Travel plans finalized for non-local participants.
  • April 5: Finalists gather at the Museum of Science, Boston; final rehearsal/coaching, judging of Hands-on Activities, pre-competition reception.
  • April 6: QM Science Communication Finals Competition: morning warm-up round and afternoon judging; audience choice awards, prize ceremony.


Read more and apply here

11th International Symposium on Ultrafast Surface Dynamics 

The 11th International Symposium on Ultrafast Surface Dynamics will be in Dali, Yunan, China, June 8-12, 2019.

USD11 is devoted to the field of Ultrafast Dynamics. It is dedicated to ultrafast dynamical processes at surfaces and interfaces of solid materials and includes electron, vibrational and magnetic dynamics on attosecond to picosecond time scales. This conference will be held in China for the first time to promote research on the dynamics of electronically excited states of solids, solid surfaces, and adsorbed molecular species by ultrafast spectroscopic and microscopic methods.

International Steering Committee:

  • Uwe Bovensiepen (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) 
  • Pedro Echenique (University of the Basque Country, Spain) 
  • Tony Heinz (Stanford University, USA) 
  • Ulrich Höfer (University of Marburg, Germany) 
  • Hrvoje Petek (University of Pittsburgh, USA) 
  • Martin Weinelt (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) 
  • Martin Wolf (Fritz-Haber Institute, Germany) 
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University, USA) 
  • Jin Zhao (University of Science & Technology of China, China)

Local Organizers:

  • Jin Zhao (University of Science & Technology of China, China) 
  • Hrvoje Petek (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Read more here


Fundamentals and Applications of Quantum Devices - QS3 Quantum Science Summer School

The QS³ is an annual summer school with the mission of training graduate students and postdocs in condensed matter, materials, and related fields for the next "quantum revolution." The aim is to provide students an interactive learning experience with both theoretical and experimental leaders in the field and a connection to new technology. The 2018 school is focused on Quantum Materials. QS³ is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research,

The program for the 2019 QS3 Summer School will focus on the growing field of quantum devices including Majoranas, photonics, spintronics, superconductors, 2D materials, and heterostructures. Quantum devices that both rely on inherently quantum phenomena as well as those that can uniquely probe quantum phenomena are included.  The basic fundamentals of these systems as well as their connections to applications will be covered.  Real-life demonstrations and hands-on exercises will also be emphasized.

Interested graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to apply. Information about financial support can be found here. Please note that partial participation is strongly discouraged.


  • Joe Checkelsky (MIT)
  • Natalia Drichko (JHU)
  • Liang Fu (MIT)
  • Kyle Shen (Cornell)
  • Jun Zhu (PSU)

Registration deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

Read more here

Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation (UBEC) 2019

The second Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation (UBEC) meeting will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, April 1-5, 2019.

The UBEC conference series addresses broad themes of BEC that cross through all types of condensates, including helium and hydrogen, superconductors, quasiparticle condensation, photons and lasing, and condensation in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. The first UBEC meeting was held in Leiden, Netherlands, in 2013. Much of the book,  Universal Themes of Bose-Einstein Condensation, edited by Nick Proukakis, David Snoke, and Peter Littlewood, is based on contributions from the participants at that UBEC meeting.

Program Committee:

  • David Snoke, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Chair)
  • Nick Proukakis, University of Newcastle, UK (Past Chair)
  • Gretchen Campbell, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Moses Chan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Vincent Liu, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Mohit Randeria, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Christian Rüegg, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • David Weiss, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Joe Bailey, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
  • Gretchen Campbell, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Eugene Demler, Harvard University, USA
  • Alexander Fetter, Stanford University, USA
  • Wei Guo, Florida State University, USA
  • Robert Hallock, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • Wolfgang Ketterle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Justin Khoury, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Yu-Ju Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Peter Littlewood, University of Chicago, USA
  • William Phillips, JQI/National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Ana Maria Rey, JILA/National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
  • Marlan Scully, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Boris Svistunov, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • Marzena Szymanska, University College London, UK
  • Leticia Tarruell, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain
  • Nandini Trivedi, The Ohio State University, USA

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, January 18, 2018

For more details and for registration, see the UBEC website.

Photonics for Quantum (PfQ) Workshop

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is sponsoring a Photonics for Quantum (PfQ) workshop during January 23-25, 2019 at Rochester, NY, in recognition of the potential for using photons in Quantum 2.0 technologies. The purpose of the workshop is to explore how photonic devices may impact quantum applications. It capitalizes on recent advancements in integrated silicon photonics manufacturing, especially by the development of capabilities at AIM Photonics in the United States and other facilities around the world. PfQ is particularly timely, given the large financial investments already made in quantum technology development and those that are anticipated through the National Quantum Initiative in the United States. The workshop features international pioneers in the advancement of photonics for quantum devices and in their use in five applications: computing, communication, imaging, sensing, and clocks. U.S. federal agencies and industry will also participate.

The advent of quantum physics in the early 20th century precipitated the first “quantum revolution.” It enabled transformative technologies including transistors and semiconductor microelectronics, LEDs, lasers, nuclear power, CCD-cameras, and magnetic resonance imaging. In the past few years, key advances triggered a long-anticipated second quantum revolution. “Quantum 2.0” technologies precisely manipulate and organize individual quantum systems, such as photons, trapped ions, or superconducting circuits, to leverage their strange, unintuitive properties.

The new quantum revolution will create whole new job categories, such as "quantum engineer." In anticipation of associated workforce development opportunities, we are planning to have talks, a panel, and on-site resources to connect quantum job employers with potential job candidates. If you are interested in this service as a company or job applicant, please note this in the comment box on the registration page. We are particularly interested in posting job advertisements on a job board at the workshop.

The talks in this workshop are all invited. The organizer encourage further contributions in the form of posters (indicate in registration comment box).

Read more and register here

For further information about this workshop, email Robyn Rosechandler (

Confirmed Speakers

Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa
Jacques Carolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Barry Geldzahler, NASA
Matthew LaHaye, Syracuse University
Michael Liehr, AIM Photonics
Qiang Lin, University of Rochester
Marco Liscidini, University of Pavia
Pavel Lougovski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sae Woo Nam Group, NIST, Boulder
Shayan Mookherjea, University of California, San Diego
Britton Plourde, Syracuse University
Stefan Preble, Rochester Institute of Technology
Satyavolu Papa Rao, SUNY Poly
John Sipe, University of Toronto
Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester
Zachary Vernon, Xanadu
Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University
Philip Walther, University of Vienna
Andrew Weiner, Purdue University
Ed White, Chair, National Photonics Initiative
Ben Zwickl, Rochester Institute of Technology


Quantum Optical Technologies
Quantum Computing
Quantum Communication
Quantum Imaging
Quantum Sensors
Quantum Clocks
Government Panel
Industry Panel

Organizing Committee

Sonia Lopez Alarcon, Mishkat Bhattacharya, Mike Fanto, Don Figer, Edwin Hach, Gregory Howland, Dhireesha Kudithipudi, Drew Maywar, Parsian Katal Mohseni, Seth Hubbard, Stefan Preble, Mark Tolbert, Jing Zhang, Ben Zwickl

The Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems International Conference (S3IC 2019)

The Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems International Conference (S3IC 2019) will be held from Apr 3 to 5, 2019, at Konferenzzentrum München, Germany.

This conference will bring together researchers in the rapidly advancing field of Single Molecule Sensors and nanoSystems, and focusses on the most recent advances in micro and nano-sensing techniques that have either demonstrated single-molecule detection or that claim single-molecule detection capability on sensor chips in the longer term.

    Sensor systems have emerged that exhibit extraordinary sensitivity for detecting physical, chemical, and biological entities at the micro/nanoscale.  Particularly exciting is the detection and analysis of molecules on miniature devices that have many possible applications in health, environment, analysis, and security. A new class of label-free micro and nanosensors are starting to emerge that allow us to observe dynamic processes at the single molecule level directly, with unprecedented spatial- and temporal resolution and without significantly affecting the natural and functional movements of the molecules. Micro- and nanosensors by virtue of their small interaction length probe molecules over a dynamic range often inaccessible by other techniques. Their small size enables an exceedingly high sensitivity, and the application of quantum optical measurement techniques can allow us to approach or surpass classical limits of detection. Advances in optical and electrical measurement methodology, laser interferometry, quantum optics, micro/nanofluidics, control of molecules and reactions at the nanoscale, DNA origami/synthetic molecular machines, in-vivo and wearable sensing materials, they all contribute to the rapid progress of the field of Single Molecule Sensors and nanoSystems. It is this convergence of previously often disparate fields that is accelerating the advancements in micro and nano-sensing.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Devices and Sensor Technologies
    • Quantum Limits in Biodetection
    • Biophotons and Biophotonics Sensors
    • Molecular Machines, Synthetic Biology and DNA Origami 
    • In-vivo and wearable Sensor Devices, Materials and Systems
    • Integrated Sensor Chips and multiplexed Sensing
    • Modelling and    Analysis of Sensors and    Systems
    • Micro/Nanofluidics and chemical control at the Nanoscale

    Early bird registration:  Friday, November 30, 2018

    Regular submission deadline: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Register here

    22nd Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing

    The international annual Quantum Information Processing (QIP) will be held from January 14 to 18, 2019 at the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado, USA. It is the twenty-second international conference on theoretical aspects of quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information in a series that started in Aarhus in 1998 and was last held in 2018 in Delft, the Netherlands.

    QIP series is the premier meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Since 1998, the conference has featured breakthroughs by the leaders in the disciplines of computing, cryptography, information theory, mathematics and physics. The scientific objective of the series is to gather the theoretical quantum information community to present and discuss the latest groundbreaking work in the field.

    QIP 2019 is the 22nd Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing and will be hosted by JILA and the University of Colorado at Boulder. QIP 2019 will feature a tutorial program, plenary talks, contributed talks, and a poster session. There will be a QIP Best Student Paper prize awarded. QIP will feature parallel tracks on each day of the conference.

    Poster Submission Deadline Date: Thursday, October 25

    Register here

    Advances in Quantum Simulation with Ultracold Atoms

    A workshop titled "Advances in Quantum Simulation with Ultracold Atoms" will take place in Natal, Brazil between October 29 - November 09, 2018. The purpose of this event is to bring together young and experienced researchers in the rapidly developing field of quantum simulation with ultracold atoms to interact and develop new ideas in a pleasant scientific environment. The conference will be divided into a school dedicated to young scientists entering the field, and an international workshop where the latest developments and major challenges, as well as the new directions, will be targeted and discussed.

    In the last ten years, a worldwide effort has been devoted to pursuing these goals, bringing together researchers from very diverse disciplines. It has been experimentally proved that through quantum simulation, one can extract the equation of state of Bose and Fermi systems, map out phase diagrams, detect quantum critical behavior, realize new forms of strongly-correlated fermionic superfluids, and determine localization in disordered systems even in the presence of interactions, giving experimental support to the now popular field of many-body localization. At the same time, the breakthrough in controlling long-range interactions via Rydberg atoms, polar molecules and trapped ions, and the success in reaching quantum degeneracy for large-spin particles have opened up exciting possibilities of exploring new classes of magnetic Hamiltonians both in the ground state and their non trivial quantum dynamics. Moreover, the trapping of atoms with high magnetic moments led recently to the discovery of the quantum analogue of classical ferrofluid phases.

    The realization of the quantum gas microscope, since recently available also for fermionic atoms, has opened up yet another set of amazing possibilities, from directly accessing correlations of quantum states, to directly probing the wave functions of many-body systems out of equilibrium through quantum quenches. One of the remarkable achievements in recent years has also been the realization of synthetic background gauge fields, akin to magnetic fields in electronic systems, and exact implementations of fundamental models of topological quantum matter, whose importance was recently recognized with the Nobel prize. Finally, the quantum simulation of dynamical abelian and non-abelian gauge fields using ultracold gases in optical lattices paved the way for the realization of toy models of quantum field theories leading to the big goal of solving yet unresolved mysteries of high-energy physics as well as topological quantum matter.

    List of topics to be presented:

    • Spin-orbit coupling and gauge fields

    • Topological quantum matter

    • Dipolar physics and Rydberg atoms

    • Quantum magnetism

    • Large-spin systems and spinor physics

    • Transport and dynamics in low-dimensional systems

    • Unitary fermions and bosons

    • Polarons

    • Disorder and many-body localization

    • Bosonic and fermionic quantum microscopes

    • Quantum metrology

    • Trapped ion

    Register deadline: September 29, 2018

    Register here

    Workshop on Quantum Computing for Sustainable Computing

    A workshop on Quantum Computing for Sustainable Computing” in conjunction with the 9th International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, PA on October 22, 2018. Workshop papers will provide a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state of the art in research and technology. 

    The purpose of this workshop is to explore how quantum computing may impact the sustainability of future computing platforms. This includes the potential impact on the time, energy, and complexity of operating future computers that comes broadly form quantum computing hardware, software, and algorithms. We further welcome talks focused on the transformative research that will be necessary to guide quantum computing performance toward practical and sustainable operations.

    Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to the following:

    • Energy and power consumption estimates for quantum computing systems and applications
    • Hardware and software codesign that prioritizes sustainable and efficient platform operation
    • Algorithmic and computational benchmarks for quantifying quantum computing performance
    • Modeling and simulation of quantum computer performance including hybrid computations
    • Resource efficient methods for the control and execution of quantum programs
    • Progress in quantum architectures, circuits, devices, design automation and programming languages

    Submission Deadline (Extended): September 05, 2018

    Read more here 

    Submit abstract here

    Q-Turn: changing paradigms in quantum science

    Q-Turn: changing paradigms in quantum science will take place in Florianópolis, Brazil between Nov 26-30, 2018. Q-turn is a new, international, quantum information workshop that aims to bring together the leading researchers in the areas of quantum computation, information and foundations. As well as a scientific program, Q-turn will feature talks and discussions on issues that affect the quantum information community, ranging from diversity and inclusion, health and mental health, to workers' rights. 

    The scientific aspect of the workshop will cover topics related to quantum information theory, foundations of quantum mechanics, and quantum computation. The fields covered will include: quantum information (e.g. cryptography, error correction, tomography, entanglement theory, many-body theory); quantum foundations (e.g. correlations, causality, generalised probabilistic theories, quantum thermodynamics, quantum gravity); quantum computation (e.g. simulation, algorithms, quantum complexity theory).

    Poster Registration Deadline Date: Friday, Aug 31

    Register here

    Quantum Techniques in Machine Learning (QTML 2018)

    Quantum Techniques in Machine Learning (QTML 2018) will will take place in Durban, South Africa between November 12-16, 2018. QTML 2018 follows the very successful workshop of the same name hosted in Verona, Italy in November 2017. It also continues the tradition of the 2016 Quantum Machine Learning Workshop and the 2017 Quantum Machine Learning Summer School that were hosted in South Africa, with a wonderful follow-up conference in Bilbao, Spain this year.

    The conference will bring together experts from Quantum Computing and Machine Learning to discuss the latest progress in the rapidly growing field of Quantum Machine Learning. Example topics are
    - Quantum algorithms for machine learning tasks
    - Learning with hybrid quantum-classical methods
    - Using machine learning to design and analyse experiments in quantum information processing
    - Tensor methods and (deep) learning
    - Data encoding into quantum systems
    - Quantum learning theory

    List of invited speakers:
    Vedran Dunjko (Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)
    Mark Fingerhuth (ProteinQure)
    Gian Giacomo Guerreschi (Intel, TBC)
    Patrick Huembeli (ICFO)
    Nana Liu (CQT Singapore)
    Masoud Mohseni (Google)
    ​Jon Olson (Zapata Computing)
    Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz (NASA Ames Research Center)
    Raphael Pooser (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TBC)
    Pietro Rotondo (University of Nottingham)
    Mikel Sanz (University of the Basque Country, TBC)
    Maria Schuld (Xanadu and University of KwaZulu-Natal)
    Fabio Sciarrino (Sapienza Università di Roma)
    Miles Stoudenmire (Flatiron Institute)

    Registration deadline: Aug 31, 2018

    Read more here

    Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference 2018

    Nanophotonics in the last years is showing clearly its inclusive nature. Several disciplines are taking advantages in using novel tools derived from the astonishing progress in Nanophotonics, for exploring novel fundamental properties of materials on different length scale. The optical methods, both experimental and theoretical, are ubiquitous in several fields facilitating the development of a common language even for disciplines considered far, just a few years ago.

    This third edition of NANOP confirms a broad topics list with the aim of bridging the macro with the molecular world.

    The conference will take place in Rome, Italy between October 1-3, 2018.

    Application Deadline Date: Friday, July 27

    Read more here

    Quantum Technology International Conference 2018

    The growing ability to manipulate quantum systems is paving the way for a second quantum revolution and a number of initiatives worldwide have been formed to foster quantum technologies. These exciting novel applications are exploiting specific quantum properties which are not accessible with classical resources such as superposition and entanglement of individual quantum systems.

    The QTech conference will take place in Paris, France between September 5-7, 2018. The objectives of the QTech conference is to present the latest developments of quantum technologies in the domains of quantum communication, computation, simulation, sensors and metrology, and their implementation using various platforms from atoms and ions to solid states, superconducting circuits and optics.

    Registration Deadline: July 20, 2018

    Read more here

    Webinar: The Materials Project

    The Materials Project ( is harnessing the power of supercomputing together with state of the art quantum mechanical theory to compute the properties of all known inorganic materials and beyond, design novel materials and offer the data for free to the community together with online analysis and design algorithms. To exemplify the approach of first-principles high-throughput materials design, we will make a deep dive into some of the ongoing work, showcasing the rapid iteration between ideas, new materials development, computations, emergent machine learning and insight as enabled by the Materials Project infrastructure and computing resources.

    Date: June 21
    Time: 11:00 a.m​


    A Conversation with Lee Gutkind

    The University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Workshop in Creative Science Writing presents a Conversation with Lee Gutkind.

    Led by Dan Kubis, Assistant Director, Humanities Center

    Followed by Light Refreshments

    Featuring Readings from Writers in Residence: Ria Joglekar, Nicholas Fuller, Qi’ang Meng, Julia Mouat.

    One of the undergraduate Writers in Residence will be reading poetry on topics in physics.

    The Workshop is directed by Lillian Chong and co-sponsored by a Humanities Center Interdisciplinary Humanities Grant, the Associate Dean’s Office for Undergraduate Studies, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

    Lee Gutkind is the founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction and a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. Even before he was spotlighted in Vanity Fair in 1997 as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” he was the genre's most active advocate and practitioner. He has written and edited nonfiction books about subjects as varied as motorcycle subculture, child and adolescent mental illness, baseball umpires, robots, and organ transplantation and has appeared on many national radio and television shows, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart(Comedy Central), Good Morning America,Talk of the Nation,  All Things Considered, and BBC World. His book  You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction, From Memoir to Literary Journalism to Everything in Between is “reminiscent of Stephen King’s fiction handbook On Writing,” according to Kirkus Reviews—"an accessible, indispensable nonfiction guidebook from an authority who knows his subject from cover to cover.”

    When:  Friday, July 20 at 3 PM

    Where:  Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

    Register by July 6 

    From Quantum Information to Many-Body Physics and Beyond

    The workshop will take place at tSão Paulo - Brazil between August 20-24, 2018. The workshop will cover the basics of the theory of quantum entanglement, which describes how two or more quantum mechanical systems can be correlated and which was developed over the past 20 years through the lens of quantum information theory. We will then discuss recent applications of the theory of entanglement to other branches of physics, from condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics to high energy physics. 

    Application Deadline Date: June 23


    Modern Topics in Quantum Information

    The field of quantum information evolved out of asking fundamental questions about the effect of quantum physics upon information processing. Within this context, the aim of this Workshop will be the discussion of a few topics that have emerged in recent years. An underlying feature of all recent development has been the search to understand, from more intuitive principles, why quantum mechanics describes nature so well. On one hand, this gave rise to the device-independent approach to quantum information, where solely by interacting through classical, experimental data we can manipulate quantum mechanical devices for certain tasks without needing to rely on any particular assumptions about implementations. On the other, it has shown that in order to understand quantum theory, unavoidably we have to revisit our most basic notions of cause and effect, what naturally led to a very promising direction of research, connecting causality, artificial intelligence and machine learning with problem in quantum information.

    The workshop will cover on the following topics (but will not be limited to): Quantum correlations, Quantum cryptography, Quantum thermodynamics, Quantum Causality, Quantum machine learning, Quantum many-body systems, Quantum information-inspired experiments.

    The workshop will have a key-note talk of 1 hour per day. Every other participant is also a potential speaker and can also give a talk about their work: we will have available an auditorium, 2 seminar rooms and 2 discussions rooms. To give a minimum structure to the workshop we have scheduled in advance 17 talks (30 minutes each). To maximize interactions and collaborations we expect that most of the other talks will be self-organized by the participants during the event (including potential parallel sessions and discussions). A preliminary book of abstracts is available here.

     For a preliminary program click here

    Key-note speakers:

    Antonio Acin, ICFO Barcelona, Spain

    Caslav Brukner, IQOQI Vienna, Austria

    Francesco Buscemi, Nagoya University, Japan

    Marcus Huber, IQOQI Vienna, Austria

    Philip Walther, University of Vienna, Austria

    In order to assist the organizing staff to timely issue invitation and visa letters, book accommodation and communicate important information, the prospective participants are kindly asked to register by clicking on the "Register" button at the top of this page.

    Please notice that the registration is done in 2 steps. First one has to create an account at the IIP website, input some information and choose a password. After that you have to register in the event "Modern Topics in Quantum Information" and fill the required information (abstract, dates, etc). In the field "Please inform here any other relevant information" please indicate to which part of the event you are submmiting your talk/poster (1st or 2nd Workshop or for the Conference).

    Registration deadline for talk submission and support request: May 19, 2018

    Registration deadline for participation in the events: June 30, 2018


    Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form.

    Register Here

    Discrete Phase Space Methods for Quantum Fault-Tolerance

    This 3-day workshop on applications of discrete phase space methods in fault-tolerant quantum computing provides a platform for young researchers to present their work while leaving enough opportunities for extended discussions and informal exchange of ideas.

    The workshop targets equally students entering the field and researchers with a few years of experience.

    The program will consist of plenary talks by Earl Campbell, Robert Raussendorf and Michael Walter, short talks, a poster presentation and a self-organised session. For details see here.

    The workshop will be held during

    August 21 - 23, 2018

    and will be hosted at the DPG Physics Centre in Bad Honnef close to Cologne, Germany. Accomodation costs are covered.

    Read moe here

    Modern Topics in Quantum Information Conference and Workshop

    Quantum information theory has grown so diverse that it is now impossible to include all its strands in a single event. For this reason, this event will consist of 2 more specialized workshops (at the first and third weeks) with a broad conference in between (second week). We encourage the participants from the workshops to also take part in the conference.

    The workshops will have a key-note talk of 1 hour per day. Every other participant is also a speaker and can also give a talk about their work. In order to maximize interactions and collaborations we expect that most of the other talks will be self-organized by the participants during the event (including potential parallel sessions and discussions). But send your title and abstract during the registration so we can pre-organize a tentative program. The number of place in the workshops will be very limited.

    For the conference we have planned a few key-note and invited talks covering some of the most relevant developments in QI over the recent years. There will also be plenty of time for.


    Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).

    Read more here

    Register here

    Mixer Modeling in 18 Minutes Webinar

    This webinar is for an introduction to modeling mixers with the COMSOL® software. They will discuss defining and solving fluid flow and chemical reaction problems in stirred tanks equipped with central impellers. Stirred tanks are used for reactors and mixers in the fine chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

    In this webinar, they will demonstrate the use of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and the add-on Chemical Reaction Engineering Module and Mixer Module, which have dedicated features for defining and solving problems for stirred tanks. These modules include descriptions of turbulent flow, multiphase flow, multicomponent transport in concentrated solutions, rotating geometries, frozen rotor simplifications, free surfaces, as well as geometries for 11 different families of impellers and 3 different types of tanks.

    Register here

    Vacuum Technology WPAVS Short Course

    Course Objectives 

    • Learn vacuum fundamentals with hands-on experiments in different ranges. 
    • Learn about gauging technologies with models on display. 
    • Learn about pump technologies and selected pump disassembly 
    • Know common vacuum system hardware: materials, flanges, valves, and feedthroughs. 
    • Learn about vacuum deposition technologies.
    • Perform leak detection with He mass spectrometry. 
    • Benefit from a "just right" two-day course (when you don't have the time or need to attend a four-day introductory course). 



    • JR Gaines, Kurt J. Lesker Co.
    • Evan Sawyer, Kurt J. Lesker Co.
    • Robert Magiera, Pfeiffer Vacuum
    • Chris Horwitz, Electrogrip Company 

    Course Notes:  Included - Developed with help from Kurt J. Lesker Co.; Steve Barker, Vacuum Research Corporation;  and Chris Horwitz, Electrogrip 

    Course Times:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., lunch and light refreshments included. 

    Cost: $1,020 Regular/$400 Student 

    Location: 321 Allen Hall

    Dates: May 17-18

    Register here

    Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Chiral Molecules and Materials

    Catalina Achim (CMU) and David Waldeck (Pitt) are hosting a workshop on the 'Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Chiral Molecules and Materials'. They invite you to attend the workshop please let the organizers know about your attendance in advance.

    When: Friday, March 23 - Saturday, March 24    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Where: Mellon Institute Social Room
    Contacts: Catalina Achim:
                      David Waldeck : 


    Friday, 3/23/2018

    • 8:30 Coffee and bagels
    • 9:00 - 9:10 David Waldeck Overview/Introduction
    • 9:10 – 9:50 Yossi Paltiel CISS based spintronics
    • 9:50 – 10:10 Jimeng Wei CISS in CuO films
    • 10:10 – 10:30 Megan Kirkendall Experimental solid state quantum simulation using 1D superlattice structures
    • 10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break
    • 10:50 – 11:10 Eilam Smolinksi Magnetization of GaAs 2DEG by applying an external electric dipole onto a chiral SAM
    • 11:10 – 11:30 Caleb Clever Study of CISS in peptides and amino acids upon polarization on Hall effect devices
    • 11:30 – 11:50 Ilina Kolkr-Baravik Sensing cellular activity using molecular controlled semiconductor resistor
    • 11:50 – 12:30 Summary and discussion of morning talks Ron Naaman - discussion leader
    • 12:30 – 1:30 Buffet lunch and informal discussions
    • 1:30 – 1:40 Catalina Achim Introduction
    • 1:40 – 2:10 Brian Bloom Chiral quantum dots: review and overview
    • 2:10 – 2:40 Dilhara Jayarathna Peptide nucleic acid assisted dimerization of gold nanoclusters
    • 2:40 – 3:00 Zheni Georgieva Chiral perovskite nanoplatelets
    • 3:00 – 3:20 Coffee break
    • 3:20 – 3:40 Artur Sargun Helicity control in peptide nucleic acid duplexes through terminally-bound ligands
    • 3:40 – 4:00 Soham Dutta Enantiomer separation on surfaces
    • 4:00 – 4:30 Eyal Capua Separation of chiral molecules by enantiospecific interactions using magnetic surfaces
    • 4:30 – 5:00 Summary and discussion Yossi Paltiel - discussion leader
    • 6:00 - Dinner @ Istanbul Sofra Tentative

    Saturday, 3/24/2018

    • 8:30  Coffee and bagels
    • 9:00 - 9:15 David Beratan Introduction
    • 9:15 – 9:55 Dali Sun Spin transport vs. charge transport in the conducting polymers and molecules
    • 9:55 – 10:15 Ed Beall Investigating single molecule conductance of nucleic acids
    • 10:15 – 10:35 Jesus Valdiviezo Ratchet mechanisms for directional charge transport in periodic chiral structures
    • 10:35 – 10:55 Coffee break 10:55 – 11:25 Francesco Tassinari Chirality-dependent rate of charge transfer in oligopeptides and enzymes
    • 11:25 – 11:55 Peng Zhang QD-QD electron transfer
    • 11:55 – 12:30 Summary and Discussion Catalina Achim and David Waldeck
    • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Buffet lunch and informal discussions 
    • 1:30 - 4 pm Tours of PINSE and Achim/Waldeck labs; Art Museum tour

    NSF Grants Conference

    The Next NSF Grants Conference will be held June 4-5, 2018, in Detroit, MI. Registration for this conference will open on Thursday, March 15th at 12:00 PM EST.

    Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of the General Counsel and Office of the Inspector General will participate in the two-day conference. The conference is designed for new faculty, researchers, educators and administrators who want to gain insight into a wide range of important and timely issues at NSF including: the state of current funding; the proposal and award process; and current and recently updated policies and procedures.

    Topics will include:

    • An introduction to NSF;

    • NSF's proposal preparation and merit review process;
    • Award management;
    • Conflict of interest policies;
    • New programs and initiatives;
    • Cross-disciplinary and special interest programs; and
    • Breakout sessions by discipline.

    Registration Questions, 703.245.7407,
           Preferred Contact Method: Email
    Program Questions, 703.292.8243,
           Preferred Contact Method: Email

    Introduction to Overleaf

    Overleaf is a collaborative online writing platform that is useful for scholars because it offers versioning for revisions as well as export options for submitting to different journals with various formatting requirements. It is based on LaTeX but little LaTeX knowledge is needed. In this workshop we will introduce Overleaf with the aim of getting started with the platform and being able to start and collaborate on a document.

    Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: Hillman Library, Digital Scholarship Commons, G-49



    Mendeley Basics

    Learn the basics of using the Mendeley citation management tool! Each online training session will cover creating an account, searching resources and exporting citations, organizing citations, attaching files to citations, creating and formatting bibliographies, and inserting citations automatically into documents.

    Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Register here!

    Workshop on Electron Probe MicroAnalysis

    This workshop sponsored by PINSE/NFCF, JEOL and Three Rivers Microscopy Society (3RMS).  

    Workshop will provide an introduction to the world of electron microprobe and also cover some more advanced applications such as low keV analysis and effects of contamination.  Some of these topics are also of interest to EDS users. This workshop is for anyone, and we welcome those who have zero knowledge of EPMA but might be interested in applications to your own research.  EPMA is similar to EDS, but offers more elemental precision, with higher peak to background ratios and easier separation of peaks, plus low to trace level detection.  It is a very complimentary technique to many other instruments in NFCF, such as EDS, XRD, Raman, and more!

    Registration can be found here:

    Location: Benedum Hall, 3700 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    Time: Tuesday, March 20th and Wednesday, 21th, 2018


    Complementary lunch will be provided.

    Novel Paradigms in Many-Body Physics from Open Quantum Systems, March 26-29, 2018, Dresden, DE

    Strongly-correlated open systems often violate fundamental rules typically governing many-body systems in thermal equilibrium. The goal of this workshop is to bring together for the first time scientists from different communities under a common denominator, this being the study of novel paradigms in many-body physics from open quantum systems. This workshop will provide an overview of the emerging concepts, possible theoretical approaches as well as experimental realisations. Apart from invited and contributed talks, the workshop will also feature introductory lectures on selected topics.

    The application deadline is 30 November 2017.

    Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form on the event‘s web page. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 120 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.
    The scientific program of the workshop will be available in February 2018, approximately.

    Read more here.

    Quantum Computing for Aeroscience and Engineering, November 7-8, 2017, Hampton, VA

    The workshop aims to accelerate technology transition towards outstanding engineering problems that are expected to be achievable using quantum computations in the coming decade. The workshop’s goals include developing a roadmap for success towards solution strategies for engineering applications. These applications may include computational materials research, computational fluid dynamics and aerothermodynamics, among others.

    Read more here.



    NASA Langley Research Center
    1 NASA Drive
    Hampton, VA 23666

    Register here.

    Quantum Sensing with Quantum Correlated Systems Workshop, Sept 25-29, 2017, Dresden, DE

    Quantum sensing, along with quantum metrology and quantum communications, is one of the pillars of the emerging new technologies in this century. In this workshop we aim at moving from the paradigm of using isolated single quantum systems as sensors to devices formed by many-body quantum correlated systems and "synthetic quantum materials" that exploit entanglement to achieve higher resolution in the determination of an unknown parameter.

    Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form here. Applications received before June 30, 2017 will be considered preferentially.

    The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 120 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

    Read more here.


    Advances in Quantum Transport in Low Dimensional Systems, Sept 4-5, 2017, London, UK

    The 2017 "Advances in Quantum Transport in Low Dimensional Systems" conference, organized by the IOP Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group will be held September 4-5 at University College London, London UK. Key dates are:

    • Abstract submission deadline: 15 June 2017
    • Early registration deadline: 28 July 2017
    • Registration deadline: 25 August 2017

    More information can be found on the website.

    The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from various areas of solid state quantum physics with specializations in quantum transport in low-dimensional systems (2D, 1D and 0D). This will be an opportunity for both academia and industries to seek new future possibilities in the emerging solid state quantum technologies and nano devices with special interest in the spin physics of low-dimensional systems. The conference will also provide a great opportunity for enriching the knowledge of young researchers and students through interaction with the experts in concerned areas.

    Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to):

    • Transport in 1D, 2D and 0D systems
    • The Metal-Insulator Transition
    • Mesoscopic Effects
    • Quantum Pumping
    • Quantum and Spin Hall Effect
    • Spin or Charge Entanglement
    • Topological Insulators and Superconductors

    Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference, Dec 7-9, 2016, Paris, FR

    If light-matter interaction control appears today more and more relevant for numerous applications and associated societal needs (telecommunications, security, health, energy and environment) key issues and new concept can only be solved and brought to the fore by gathering people from different areas.

    The Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks.

    Submit your abstract before September 7th. Check out the website here.

    Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Conference, May 31-June 3, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA

    The 60th international conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN) conference is dedicated to lithographic patterning science, nanomanufacturing process technology, and the applications these methods enable. For 57 years, and 60 meetings the conference has brought together engineers and scientists from industries and universities from all over the world to report on and discuss recent progress and future trends.

    EIPBN Registration: Online registration for EIPBN 2016 is now available. Click here to register. 
    Early registration and special student rates are available. The early registration deadline is April 30, 2016.

    Short Courses: Enroll during the Registration Process

    • State-of-the Art Nanofabrication – Fundamentals and Advanced Applications

    Tuesday, May 31st from 8:30 to 3:30pm with a break for lunch. EIPBN will offer a short course this year on State-of-the Art Nanofabrication – Fundamentals and Advanced Applications. This course is intended to bring researchers new to the field of nanofabrication up to speed on the fundamentals of techniques such as thin film deposition and etching, lithography and characterization. A detailed discussion of advanced applications of complex nanofabrication will also be presented. 

    • Vacuum Fundamentals and Pumping

    Tuesday, May 31st from 8:30 to 3:30pm with a break for lunch.

    Course Objectives 
    Learn vacuum fundamentals including pipe flow and contamination effects.
    Learn selected pump technologies for high and low vacuum regimes.
    Conduct hands-on flow tests and pump disassembly, with various models on display.

    Instructors: JR Gaines, Kurt J. Lesker Company and Chris Horwitz, Electrogrip Company

    Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Chiral Structures and their Assemblies Workshop, June 27-July 1, 2016, Telluride CO

    The workshop will bring scientists from these different communities and disciplines together, and provide a forum to encourage communication and collaboration on this important and newly emerging subject. Specific topic for discussion are likely to include: spectroscopic signatures of chirality and of chiral imprints, spin-polarized photoemission from dissymmetric films, spin selective photochemistry of chiral species, molecular spintronics, manifestations of chirality in the properties of surfaces, films and interfaces.

    Read more and register here

    Nuclear Pore Complexes and Smart Polymers Workshop, July 25-29, 2016, Telluride CO

    The goal of the Workshop is to bring together 20-25 active researchers drawn from the fields of NPC structure-function relations and synthetic nanopore materials science for a Telluride Workshop on Nuclear Pore Complexes and Smart Polymers. There will be both experimentalists and theoretician/simulators. The admixture of theory and experiment, as well as applications to biological NPCs, NPC mimetic systems, and synthetic polymer-based nanopores will lead to stimulating discussions, extensive cross-fertilization, and, ultimately, to significant advances in these fields.

    Read more and register here.

    Many-Body Interactions: From Quantum Mechanics to Force Fields Workshop, July 12-16, 2016, Telluride CO

    This workshop is supported in part by the Center from Simulation and Modeling, University of Pittsburgh.

    Simulations of complex materials and chemical and biological systems requires the use of model potentials (force fields). As a consequence, the results of the simulations are "only as good as the force field employed." In principle, high-level electronic structure calculations on appropriate model systems can provide the information needed for generating accurate force fields. This workshop brings together researchers with expertise in force field development and those with expertise in electronic structure methods.

    Read more and register here.

    48th Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, June 9-11, 2016, University of Pittsburgh

    The 48th Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh June 9-11, 2016. Located in Western Pennsylvania at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Pittsburgh's unique topography is shaped by rolling hills and its 446 bridges over the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio rivers, earning Pittsburgh the title 'City of Bridges.' We are excited to be hosting MWTCC again, and we look forward to welcoming you in Pittsburgh for the conference.


    • Daniel Lambrecht, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
    • Ken Jordan, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
    • John Keith, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
    • Jeffry Madura, Department of Chemistry, Duquesne University


    Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
    Duquesne University Center for Computational Sciences
    Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
    The Center for Energy, University of Pittsburgh
    Center for Simulation and Modeling, University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh Quantum Institute
    Penguin Computing

    Annual Symposium on Research Computation, Thursday October 29, 2015, University of Pittsburgh

    The 2015 Advancing Research Through Computation will take place here at the University of Pittsburgh in October, and you are invited to attend! Speakers from the Pittsburgh area will present their work and a poster session will be held as well.

    The Center for Simulation and Modeling is pleased to host the second annual symposium on research computing. The symposium will consist of invited lectures that cover data intensive computing in astrophysics and computational biophysics aimed at a general audience including scientists and engineers.

    For information and regstration click here.

    Quantum Chemistry Workshop, May 7-9, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

    A 3-day Quantum Chemistry Workshop in coordination with the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. This workshop is intended for graduate students beginning their careers in theoretical research groups. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize students with the derivation of theoretical methods and to provide practical experience in using popular methods. Senior graduate students and postdocs are welcome to attend.

    The workshop will be held in the Chevron Computer Classroom and registration is limited to 30 participants. Light refreshments will be served. There will be a one and a half hour break for lunch each day; lunch is not provided. There is no fee to attend this workshop. There will be a two hour hands-on session each day to provide students with ample time to learn and practice using many of the leading quantum chemistry packages available today.

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    Physics of Emergence Workshop, Feb 1-2, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

    The John Templeton Foundation has made research on the subject of Emergence a key funding priority, especially in the area of Physics. In connection with the Physics of Emergence funding competition, this workshop serves as a kickoff meeting bringing together researchers participating in the funding call. It is our hope that this meeting will provide opportunities for connection and collaboration between researchers in this program.

    Organizing Committee

    • Bob Batterman (University of Pittsburgh, Philosophy)
    • Julia Bursten (University of Pittsburgh, HPS)
    • Michael Miller (University of Pittsburgh, HPS)

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    Center for Philosophy of Science Workshop on Quantum Time, March 28-29, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

    Many of the problems of time in physics are old and well-known, and their morals for metaphysics have been explored. In this workshop, we propose to attack a newer problem: How is quantum time special? More specifically, this workshop will explore the ways in which quantum theory leads to new insights about the nature of time, and how thinking about the role of time may lead to insights about quantum theory.

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    Topics may include (although they are not limited to) the problem of time in quantum gravity, quantum time observables, temporal symmetry violation, and the unitary and non-unitary implementability of time evolution in quantum theory. We are holding an open call for papers presenting fresh new ideas, of which we can accept up to 6 participants. The participants will join the three invited speakers below. We welcome submissions of 1000 word abstracts from both physicists and philosophers, with the hope that this workshop will provide a useful forum for interdisciplinary engagement.

    INVITED SPEAKERS: Abhay Ashtekar, Juan Gonzalo Muga, Laura Ruetsche

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Thomas Pashby, Bryan Roberts, Giovanni Valente