Boulder School 2018: Quantum Information

July 2-27, 2018

Scientific Coordinators

Liang Jiang (Yale)
David Poulin (Sherbrooke)
Ana Maria Rey (JILA/CU Boulder)
John Preskill (Caltech)
Graeme Smith (JILA/CU Boulder) 

Director: Leo Radzihovsky (CU Boulder)

Holographic pentagon code, Pastawski, et al. JHEP 2015; Quantum teleportation, Nature Physics 2006; Artistic Conception of Ultracold Molecules in Optical Lattices, JILA 2017; and Computing with Quantum Knots, Scientific American 2006.

Quantum information science has made significant progress in recent decades, with many promising applications including efficient quantum algorithms, secure quantum communication protocols, and ultra-sensitive quantum sensors. Besides practical applications, quantum information science also sheds light on fundamental physics questions, including tensor network descriptions of many-body systems, entanglement characterization of topological quantum systems, and information aspects of black holes. As a relatively new research field, quantum information science builds on important concepts usually not introduced in the standard physics curriculum, which poses a barrier for young researchers to get into this active research field. The 2018 Boulder school will provide young researchers expert training on quantum information science usually not available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship.


All students are strongly urged to plan on staying for the duration of the School. Partial attendance is strongly discouraged. Small exceptions can be made is special cases but must be cleared with the organizers right away; a simple email request, explaining the situation is sufficient. Attendance for less than 3 weeks is not permitted as the spot can be more efficiently utilized by another student attending the entire school (contact organizers). There will be no travel support for shorter attendance.


Group Photo

Boulder Summer School 2018 Group Photo


Public Lecture

David DiVincenzo (Aachen University), “Soul of a New (Quantum) Machine” in Duane Physics Building, Room G1B30 on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00pm-8:30pm

 Public Lecture - David DiVincenzo (Aachen University), "Soul of a New (Quantum) Machine"


Lecturers and seminar speakers

Scott Aaronson (Austin)
Jason Alicea (Caltech)
John Bollinger (NIST)
Fernando Brandão (Caltech)
Matthias Christandl (Copenhagen)
Toby Cubitt (UCL)
David DiVincenzo (Aachen)
Daniel Gottesman (Perimeter)
Jeongwan Haah (Microsoft)
Manny Knill (NIST)
John Martinis (Google)
Cindy Regal (JILA/CU Boulder)
Renato Renner (ETH)
Brian Swingle (Maryland)
Barbara Terhal (Delft University of Technology)
Matthias Troyer (Microsoft)
Frank Verstraete (Vienna)
Jun Ye (JILA/CU Boulder)