Workshop on Quantum Computing and  Computational Quantum Mechanics 12.8.2016

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Figure: Artistic impression of quantum-limited heat conduction of photons over macroscopic distances. Credit: Heikka Valja.

The past decade has witnessed a trailblazing development in the experimental realizations of a quantum computer. Namely, the most critical problems related to the decoherence of quantum information have been solved in some physical platforms, the superconducting quantum computer being one of the flagships. Now the working large-scale quantum computer is at the horizon.

This workshop brings together experts in the field of quantum computing, quantum-enhanced computing, open quantum systems, and low-temperature physics. The keynote speakers present recent results in the field of error mitigation in quantum computing including composite pulses and refrigeration schemes for the initialization of quantum bits. Contributed talks on related topics such as quantum information, controlled quantum systems, low-temperature devices, and computational methods for solving quantum dynamics are most welcome.


Agora building (Mattilanniemi 2, FI-40100 Jyväskylä), lecture room Agora Beeta (1st floor), Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


The program will include two lectures of invited keynote speakers that will overview the state of the art in quantum computing and 20 minutes contributed presentations. 


12.30-13.20    Lunch (Hotel Alba)

Place: Ag Beeta (Ag B121.1)

13.20-13.30 Opening

13.30-14.30    Keynote lecture Mikio Nakahara: Designing Robust Quantum Gates against Errors


Joni Ikonen: Energy-efficient qubit control by drive pulse recycling

Francesco Massel: Reservoir engineering: selected results and future perspectives

Tero Heikkilä: Near quantum-limited and multiport amplification with optomechanical devices

15.50-16.10    Coffee and discussions

16.10-17.10    Keynote lecture Mikko Möttönen: On-demand Dissipation for Quantum Devices


Matti Silveri: New Class of Quantum Error-Correcting Codes for a Bosonic Mode

Ilari Maasilta: Coherent modification of thermal conductance using phononic crystals


Registration and important dates

The online registration together with conference fee of 30 € are carried out electronically via web-site: https://payments.jyu.fi/events/quantum.

If you would like to give a presentation, please register not later than July 31, 2016, give the name of your talk in the registration form, and prepare to send a short abstract (100-200 words) by August 7th. If your talk will be accepted to the program, you will receive a notification by e-mail. 

Instructions for presentations

The workshop room is equipped with a computer (Microsoft Windows operating system) and data/video-projector. It is recommended to have the presentation in PDF format. If you would like to use your own laptop, please make sure that you have the necessary cords/converters/adapters and a backup of your presentation on a USB storage device.


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail 

Figure: Artistic impression of quantum-limited heat conduction of photons over macroscopic distances. Credit: Riikka Maria Partanen.

Accommodation and travel

  • Hotels
  • Hostels and Summer hostels
  • Flights: Jyväskylä has a local airport connected with Helsinki airport by several flights a day. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 45 minutes and the drive from the airport to the center of Jyväskylä roughly 20 minutes. There is only taxi connection from Jyväskylä airport to Jyväskylä city center (which costs approximately 40-60 EUR). The pick up taxi from the airport has to be reserved from number +3581006900.
  • Train (connection to Helsinki Airport via Ring Rail Line)
  • Bus (connection to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport)