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2019 Chicago Quantum Summit

The second annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted at the University of Chicago, will engage scientific and government leaders from around the globe and the industries that will drive the applications of emerging quantum information science research. With a focus on building international community, these experts will discuss the future of quantum information science and technology and strategies to build tomorrow’s quantum workforce.

Attendance at the Summit is by invitation only. This event will be live streamed.

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Join us on Thursday, October 24 for an evening presentation in downtown Chicago featuring Talia Gershon, Director, Research Strategy & Growth Initiatives at IBM Research. The event is open to the public. Learn more.

Chicago Quantum Summit 2018

Chicago Quantum Summit 2018

Chicago Quantum Summit 2018

The Summit will convene leading experts from academia, industry, and government for a 1.5-day program of presentations and rich discussion on the future of quantum computing, information science, and education. The Summit is by invitation only. Live streaming is available for the Thursday Summit events. 

The evening discussion, Quantum Engineering: The Next Technological Space Race, is open to the public and available through live streaming.

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Chicago Quantum Summit 2018 Agenda

Chicago Quantum Summit 2018 Agenda

Chicago Quantum Summit 2018 Agenda

Event Concluded: Learn More about the Summit activities here.

University of Chicago

Eckhardt Research Center (ERC)—Room 161

5640 South Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Day 1 – Thursday, November 8

Live streaming available here.

Time

Event

Speakers

Concurrent Lab Tours

8:45–9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:30–9:35 AM

Opening Remarks

David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne; Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange

9:35–9:45 AM

Program Welcome

Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago

9:45–10:15 AM

Keynote

Dario Gil, COO, IBM Research and VP, AI and Quantum, IBM Research

10:15–10:45 AM

Keynote

France Cordova, NSF Director

10:45–11:00 AM

Break

11:00–11:30 PM

Remarks

Congressman Dan Lipinski, 3rd District, Illinois

11:30 AM–12:00 PM

Keynote

Hartmut Neven, Engineering Director, Google Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

12:00–12:30 PM

Keynote

Steve Binkley, Deputy Director, Office of Science (DOE)

12:30–1:30 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM: Lab Tours

1:30–2:00 PM

Panel

Supratik Guha, Center for Nanoscale Materials Director and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Lab Director, Argonne; Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Joseph Lykken, Deputy Director and Chief Research Officer of Fermilab; David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, UChicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne; Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange; Dale Van Harlingen, the Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics and the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign

2:00–2:30 PM

Keynote

Carl Williams, Acting Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

2:30–3:00 PM

Keynote

Paul Lopata, Acting Assistant Director of Defense Research & Engineering for Quantum Information Science

3:00–3:30 PM

Remarks

Congressman Bill Foster, 11th District, Illinois

3:30–4:00 PM

Keynote

Jeff Henshaw, Group Program Manager for Microsoft’s Quantum Architecture and Computation Group (QuArC)

4:00–5:00 PM

Reception

CQE Member Research Poster Session

4:40–5:00 PM

Buses leave for Public Event

Public Event

The Standard Club

320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604

Live streaming available here.

Time

Event

Speakers

5:30 PM

Doors open

6:00 PM

Lecture

Hartmut Neven, Google

6:20 PM

Fireside Chat

Hartmut Neven, Google

David Awschalom

6:40 PM

Moderated Q&A

Martin Giles, MIT Technology Review

7:00 PM

Event ends

Day 2 – Friday, November 9

Time

Event

QISENET Meeting

8:15–9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:15 AM

Overview

Evelyn Hu, Tarr-Coyne Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University

9:15–10:15 AM

Keynote

Linda S. Sapochak, Division Director, Division of Materials Research, NSF

10:15–10:30 AM

Break

10:30–11:30 AM

Student & Industry Panel

Lisa F. Edge, Sr. Program Manager Epitaxial Materials, IR Program Office, HRL Laboratories, LLC; Ben Lawrie, Staff Scientist, Quantum Information Science Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Ryan Babbush, Senior Research Scientist, Google Inc.; Barbara Jones, Research Division, IBM

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Student Poster Session

12:30 PM

Conference Concludes

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