Workshop Schedule

Wednesday, April 3

Quantum-HPC Integration Workshop - Workshop Details
(Limited to Faculty, Staff, and Late-stage PhD students)

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Folsom Fischbach Room

Enablement Workshop & QC Demos

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: EMPAC Studio Beta

Enablement Workshop & QC Demos

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: EMPAC Studio Beta

Moderator: Trevor Rhone

Demo: 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Presenter: Pedro Rivera (IBM)
Title: What Can be Done on a Quantum Computer? Demos, Steps for Advanced Enablement, & Q&A

Abstract: What can be done on an IBM Quantum System?  The IBM enablement team, focused on advanced technical enablement, will explain their support for RPI and next steps for your quantum journey.

Demo: 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Presenter: Cameron Cogburn
Title: Quantum Computing Simulation of Spin-Boson Models

Abstract: The spin-boson model describes a system consisting of spins interacting with a bosonic bath, which describes a large class of physical systems. Examples of this are quantum impurities coupled to cavity modes, multi-photon effects such as superradiance, as well as other strongly coupled field-matter systems. In this demo we consider the spin-boson Hamiltonian and what observables might be interesting to measure. We then present preliminary data measuring these observables for a particular spin-boson configuration using RPI’s new IBM System One quantum computer.

Demo: 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Presenter: Dylan Shiels
Title: Quantum Computational Studies of Exotic Magnetic Orders

Abstract: Emergent behavior in a collection of electronic spins can give rise to phenomena such as ferromagnetism. Ferromagnetic materials are used in technologies we rely on every day, from powering our homes to storing our digital data. Exotic kinds of long-range magnetic order could give rise to bizarre emergent phenomena, enabling the development of future technologies. For example, two such exotic states, quantum spin liquids and Skyrmions are being actively explored due to their technological potential. Quantum spin liquids are highly entangled quantum spin states that could provide a path toward quantum computing that's robust and less prone to errors. Skyrmions offer a different, equally exciting promise. Skyrmions are swirls of spins that have potential applications in data storage and fault-tolerant quantum computing. Our research leverages RPI’s new IBM 127- qubit quantum computer to investigate these exotic magnetic phenomena. Specifically, this study uses the variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) and considers techniques to improve the simulation convergence and reduce noise for different types of exotic spin systems. That is, we exploit the ability for quantum computers to natively simulate the complex interactions in spin systems, which conventional computers find particularly difficult. This work creates avenues for increasing physical insight into exotic quantum phenomena and developing future technologies.

Poster Session

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: EMPAC 6th Level Lobby

Rising Stars Talks

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: EMPAC Studio Beta

Chaired by: György Korniss and Cameron Cogburn

Rising Stars Talks

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: EMPAC Studio Beta

Dong An, University of Maryland
Introduction to quantum scientific computing
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Roel Van Beeumen, Berkeley Lab
Hybrid Quantum Krylov Methods: What’s the Deal?
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Yu Tong, Caltech
Quantum Computing in the Heisenberg Limit
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Katherine Klymko, NERSC
Quantum Computing at the NERSC Supercomputing Facility
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Karunya Shirali
Recent advances in adaptive variational quantum simulations: from molecules to strongly correlated lattice models
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Alexander Zlokapa
Hamiltonian simulation for low-energy states with optimal time dependence.
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Judah Unmuth Yockey, Fermilab
Quantum solutions to classical problems
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Education and Workforce Development Workshop: (IBM)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Amos Eaton 217

Education and Workforce Development Workshop: (IBM)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Amos Eaton 217

Presenter:  Bradley Holt

The education and workforce development workshop hosted by IBM Quantum for RPI faculty will address the importance of building quantum education and workforce development efforts on a foundation of utility-scale quantum research to accelerate scientific discovery, provide faculty with practical information and resources for their education and workforce development efforts, and begin a dialogue on advancing RPI's education and workforce development strategy. Faculty should come prepared to actively engage in the workshop and contribute their input.

Quantum-Safe Encryption Workshop: (IBM)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Amos Eaton 217

Quantum-Safe Encryption Workshop

3:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Amos Eaton 217

Presenters: IBM

Abstract: IBM Quantum's mission is to bring useful quantum computing to the world and to make the world quantum safe.  Learn about IBM's role in post-quantum cryptography algorithms and standards, and quantum-safe technologies.

Live Podcast

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: EMPAC Theater

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