Roster of Participants
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Scott Aaronson aaronson@cs.utexas.edu 
I am a theorist. I’m interested in a variety of topics including quantum algorithms and complexity theory, quantum supremacy experiments, foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum money, learning of quantum states, and connections between quantum information and quantum gravity. Institution: University of Texas at Austin Home Page 

Jason Alicea aliceaj@caltech.edu 
I am a condensed matter theorist interested in revealing exotic phenomena that emerge from the interplay between topology and quantum mechanics. Institution: Caltech Home Page 

John Bollinger john.bollinger@nist.gov 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in quantum information and metrology, focusing on work with trapped ions Institution: NIST Home Page 

Fernando Brandao FGSLBRANDAO@GMAIL.COM 
I am a theorist interested in quantum information and quantum computing By Quantuminfotheorist  Own work, CC BYSA 4.0, Link Institution: Caltech Home Page 

Matthias Christandl christand@math.ku.dkl 
I am a theorist interested in quantum information theory. Institution: University of Copenhagen Home Page 

Toby Cubitt t.cubitt@ucl.ac.uk 
In my research, I use quantum information theory to tackle some of the challenging fundamental open questions in quantum manybody and condensed matter physics. Institution: University College London 

David DiVincenzo d.divincenzo@fzjuelich.de 
I am a theorist. I am interested in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Institution: Jülich Research Center 

Daniel Gottesman dgottesman@perimeterinstitute.ca 
Quantum error correction, fault tolerance, and complexity. (Theorist) Institution: Perimeter Institute Home Page 

Jeongwan Haah jwhaah@microsoft.com 
Quantum information, Quantum Error Correction, Topological order (Theorist) Institution: Microsoft Research Home Page 

Manny Knill knill@boulder.nist.gov 
Quantum information. I am a theorist. Institution: NIST 

John Martinis jmartinis@google.com 
I am an experimentalist interested in quantum computing. Institution: Google and University of California, Santa Barbara Home Page 

Cindy Regal regal@colorado.edu 
I am an experimentalist interested in atomic and quantum physics, optomechanics Institution: University of Colorado Home Page 

Renato Renner renner@ethz.ch 
I am a theorist interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information theory Institution: ETH Zurich Home Page 

Brian Swingle bswingle@umd.edu 
Quantum information, quantum matter, and quantum gravity. (Theorist) Institution: University of Maryland, College Park 

Barbara Terhal B.M.Terhal@tudelft.nl 
Quantum error correction and its implementation, power of quantum computers (Theorist) Institution: QuTech, Delft University of Technology 

Matthias Troyer mtroyer@microsoft.com 
I am a theorist interested in Quantum computing from qubit design to quantum algorithms Institution: Microsoft Home Page 

Frank Verstraete fverstraete@gmail.com 
Quantum entanglement, quantum many body physics, Tensor Networks (Theorist) Institution: Ghent University 

Jun Ye ye@jila.colorado.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in lightmatter interactions in the quantum regime. Institution: JILA/NIST/University of Colorado Home Page 
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Deanna Abrams deanna.margo@gmail.com 
Circuit quantum electrodynamics. I am an experimentalist. Institution: Rigetti University 

Mirko Amico miamico@citytech.cuny.edu 
Quantum entanglement of superconducting qubits. I am a theorist. Institution: CUNY Graduate Center Advisor: Roman Ya. Kezerashvili 

Mark Arildsen marildsen@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. I am interested in understanding the entanglement spectra of twodimensional quantum systems through the bulkboundary correspondence, as well as the application of tensor network theory to anyon chains. Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara Advisor: Andreas Ludwig 

Tanja Behrle tbehrle@phys.ethz.ch 
I am an experimentalist. I am a PhD student working on trapped ion quantum information processing with previous research experience on superconducting quantum devices. Institution: ETH Zurich Advisor: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Home Home Page 

Alexander Bogatskiy bogatsky@uchicago.edu 
Mathematical Physics, Random Matrices, Hydrodynamics, Geometry and Topology in Physics, Quantum Hall Effect. I am a theorist. Institution: University Of Chicago Advisor: Paul Wiegmann 

Thomas Bohdanowicz thom@caltech.edu 
I am a theorist interested in quantum Hamiltonian complexity, topological quantum faulttolerance and error correction, and holography, but am also eager to learn new ways of applying quantum information techniques to condensed matter physics. Institution: California Institute of Technology Advisor: Fernando Brandão 

Artem Borin artem.borin@unige.ch 
Mesoscopics (QH edges, Quantum dots, quantum transport), graphene, application of machine learning to manybody physics, entanglement dynamics. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Geneva Advisor: Eugene Sukhorukov 

Benjamin Bourassa benjamin.bourassa@usherbrooke.ca 
Classical/Quantum error correction and tensor networks. I am a theorist. Institution: Université de Sherbrooke Advisor: David Poulin 

Megan Briggeman megan.briggeman@levylab.org 
Low temperature transport of 1D superlattice structures at an oxide heterointerface. I am an experimentalist. Institution: University of Pittsburgh Advisor: Jeremy Levy Home Page 

Amos Chan amos.chan@physics.ox.ac.uk 
Quantum dynamics out of equilibrium, disordered systems, quantum chaos, entanglement entropy, random matrix theory. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Oxford Advisor: John Chalker Home Page 

Yevheniia Cheipesh yevheniia.cheipesh@stud.unigoettingen.de 
I am a theorist. I am interested in the manybody systems as models for quantum memory and quantum computations. Institution: University of Gottingen Advisor: Prof. Stefan Kehrein 

Yanzhu Chen yanzhu.chen@stonybrook.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in quantum information and quantum computation in general, and in particular the idea of topological order in quantum computing. Institution: Stony Brook University SUNY Advisor: TzuChieh Wei 

Anirban Ch Narayan Chowdhury anchowdhury@outlook.com 
I am a theorist. My primary research interest is in quantum algorithms that can achieve superior performance over known classical algorithms, in particular algorithms for simulating physical systems and providing speedup of Monte Carlo and Markov chain methods. Institution: University of New Mexico Advisor: Rolando Diego Somma 

SuKuan Chu skchu@umd.edu 
Tensor Network, Strongly Correlated System, AMO system. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Maryland: College Park Advisor: Alexey Gorshkov 

Jonathan Curtis jon.curtis.94@gmail.com 
My interests include disordered and chaotic materials, topologically ordered states, hydrodynamics and emergent gravity, and strongly correlated systems. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Maryland: College Park Advisor: Victor Galitski 

Ceren Burcak Dag cbdag@umich.edu 
I am a theorist. I study the dynamical properties of quantum manybody systems in the context of ultracold atoms. I’m also interested in quantum thermodynamics. Institution: University of Michigan Advisor: Luming Duan 

Christoph Dittel christoph.dittel@uibk.ac.at 
Manybody physics, particle interference, interactions, open quantum systems, decoherence, bosonsampling, photonics. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Innsbruck Advisor: Gregor Weihs and Hans J. Briegel 

Arpit Dua arpit.dua@yale.edu 
Topological Quantum Computing; Quantum Error Correction; Classification of Topological Phases. I am a theorist. Institution: Yale University Advisor: Liang Jiang 

Andrew Yang Guo guoa@umd.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in quantum manybody dynamics, thermalization, and tensor networks. Institution: University of Maryland: College Park Advisor: Alexey Gorshkov and Brian Swingle 

Connor Hann connor.hann@yale.edu 
I am a theorist interested in faulttolerant quantum computation and quantum machine learning, with a particular focus on implementations for circuit QED systems. Institution: Yale University Advisor: Liang Jiang 

Sabrina Hong sabhong@gmail.com 
Building high performance quantum computers (the hardware to realize it and the algorithms to benchmark it). I am an experimentalist. Institution: Rigetti University 

Kiel Howe khowe@fnal.gov 
Quantum simulation of field theories, applications of quantum algorithms to high energy physics, and quantum gravity inspired phenomenology. I am a theorist. Institution: Fermilab 

Olivia Lanes otl1@pitt.edu 
Experimental superconducting quantum information, specifically, quantumlimited qubit readout and quantum measurement of 2D materials. I am an experimentalist. Institution: University of Pittsburgh Advisor: Michael Hatridge Home Page 

Nicholas LaRacuente laracue2@illinois.edu 
Operator algebra approach to asymmetry, capacity, coherence, complexity and uncertainty relations. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Marius Junge 

Joonho Lee jlee7@berkeley.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in developing novel abinitio quantum chemistry approaches to strongly correlated systems such as coupledcluster methods. Institution: University of California: Berkeley Advisor: Martin HeadGordon 

Jong Yeon Lee jlee12@g.harvard.edu 
I am a theorist interested in the following: tensor network approach to understand condensed matter systems, symmetry enriched topological orders, and 2+1D CFT at quantum critical points. Institution: Harvard University Advisor: Ashvin Vishwanath 

Jessica Lemieux jessica.a.lemieux@usherbrooke.ca 
Study, design and implementation of quantum algorithms. I am a theorist. Institution: Université de Sherbrooke Advisor: David Poulin 

Jianqiang Li lij36@vcu.edu 
Complexity theory, Quantum information theory, Approximate algorithm for Local Hamiltonian problem or Partition function. I am a theorist. Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ Advisor: Sevag Gharibian 

Stephanie Matern sm381@standrews.ac.uk 
My research focuses on how manybody memory effects influence the dynamical behavior of qubit states coupled to an environment. I am a theorist.
Institution: University of St Andrews Advisor: Dr. Bernd Braunecker 

Bradley Mitchell bradmitchell@berkeley.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in developing useful algorithms for nearterm quantum devices. Institution: University of California: Berkeley Advisor: Irfan Siddiqi 

Amir MohammadAghaei amoha008@ucr.edu 
I am interested in Tensor Network representations of Quantum states and their application in classification of phases of matter. I am a theorist. Institution: University of California: Riverside Advisor: Kirill Shtengel 

Eric Morgan eric@caltech.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in entanglement structure, tensor networks, topological order, random matrix theory and holography. Institution: Caltech Advisor: Fernando Brandao 

Maria Mucci mmm242@pitt.edu 
I am an experimentalist interested in increasing efficiency of quantum measurement through superconducting circuits. Institution: University of Pittsburgh Advisor: Dr. Michael Hatridge 

Chaitanya Murthy cm@physics.ucsb.edu 
I am a condensed matter theorist interested in (among other things) Luttinger liquids, topological quantum computation and the physics of thermalization. Institution: University of California: Santa Barbara Advisor: Chetan Nayak, Mark Srednicki (coadvised) 

Khadijeh "Sona" Najafi kn266@georgetown.edu 
I am a theorist my interests are investigating Correlation and entanglement in quantum spin chains/ Developing new algorithms for calculating finite temperature Greens function in quantum computer Institution: Georgetown University Advisor: Jim Freericks 

John Napp napp@mit.edu 
I study quantum algorithms, complexity, and information, and have particular interests in Hamiltonian complexity and classical simulations of quantum systems. I am a theorist. Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Advisor: Aram Harrow 

Kyungjoo Noh kyungjoo.noh@yale.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in the theory of quantum communication, error correction and complexity theory. Institution: Yale University Advisor: Liang Jiang Home Page 

Silvia Pappalardi spappala@sissa.it 
Quantum information and manybody systems, Nonequilibrium dynamics of closed quantum systems, Multipartite entanglement in condensed matter. I am a theorist. Institution: SISSA, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati Advisor: Rosario Fazio, Alessandro Silva 

Abhishodh Prakash abhishodh@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. I am interested in understanding quantum manybody systems in and out of equilibrium and their use for quantum information processing. I am particularly interested in the role global symmetries play in understanding such systems. Institution: Stony Brook University Advisor: TzuChieh Wei Home Page 

Pablo Sala pablo.sala@tum.de 
I am currently interested in gauge theory formulations for Condensed Matter systems and the study of their dynamical properties, emergent phenomena etc. I am a theorist. Institution: Technical University of Munich Advisor: Frank Pollmann 

Frank Armin Schindler frank.schindler@uzh.ch 
I am a theorist. I am working on topological phases and machine learning applications to condensed matter. Institution: University of Zurich Advisor: Titus Neupert Home Page 

James Seddon james.seddon.15@ucl.ac.uk 
I am a theorist, interested in schemes for classically simulating quantum circuits, in particular for applications in quantum chemistry, resource theories for quantum computational advantage, quantum circuit optimization, and the stabilizer formalism. Institution: University College London Advisor: Dr. Earl Campbell / Prof. Dan Browne 

Hassan Shapourian hassan88@uchicago.edu 
I am a theorist interested in topological invariants of symmetry protected topological phases, entanglement entropies, and projective construction of manybody states. Institution: University of Chicago Advisor: Shinsei Ryu 

Kunal Sharma ksharm7@lsu.edu 
Quantum information theory and entanglement theory, quantum Shannon theory, faulttolerant quantum computation, quantum manybody physics, quantum algorithms, connection of quantum information theory to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and resource theories, quantum information with continuous variables. I am a theorist. Institution: Louisiana St Univ Baton Rouge Advisor: Mark M. Wilde 

Ashmeet Singh ashmeet@caltech.edu 
I am a theorist interested in foundational questions in quantum mechanics, quantum gravity and emergent spacetime. Institution: Caltech Advisor: Sean Carroll 

Kevin Slagle kjslag@gmail.com 
I am a theorist interested in topological order, fractons, quantum information, time crystals, neural/tensor networks, … Institution: Caltech Advisor: Cenke Xu 

Xueyang Song xsong@g.harvard.edu 
I am a theorist. I’m interested in topological states of matter, quantum magnetism and want to learn more about quantum information. Institution: Harvard University Advisor: Ashvin Vishwanath 

Nathanan Tantivasadakarn ntantivasadakarn@g.harvard.edu 
Topological Phases of Matter. I am a theorist. Institution: Harvard University Advisor: Ashvin Vishwanath 

Alexandra Thomson alex.r.thomson@gmail.com 
Quantum criticality, spin liquids, disordered field theories, applications of dualities, quantum simulation. I am a theorist. Institution: Harvard University Advisor: Subir Sachdev 

Cong Minh Tran minhtran@umd.edu 
I am a theorist. My research is focused on generalization of LiebRobinson bound, verification of quantum devices, and Bell monogamy relations. Institution: University of Maryland: College Park Advisor: Alexey Gorshkov and Jacob Taylor 

Maxime Tremblay maxime.tremblay9@usherbrooke.ca 
Relation between tensor networks and coding theory. I am a theorist. Institution: Université de Sherbrooke Advisor: David Poulin 

Robijn Vanhove robijn.vanhove@ugent.be 
I am a theorist interested in tensor networks for topological order and statistical mechanics, anomalies in condensed matter physics. Institution: University Of Ghent Advisor: Professor Frank Verstraete 

Jayameenakshi Venkatraman jaya.venkat@yale.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I’m interested in analyzing the hamiltonians of various quantum circuits and furthermore, realizing them experimentally and exploiting rich physics hidden in circuits. Institution: yale University Advisor: Michel Devoret 

Carrie Weidner cweidner0@gmail.com 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in quantum information and atom interferometry, especially in the context of cold and ultracold atom physics. Institution: University of Colorado Boulder Advisor: Dana Z. Anderson 

Yukai Wu wyukai@umich.edu 
Physical implementation of quantum computing and theory of quantum error correction. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Michigan Advisor: Luming Duan 

Jiaxin Wu wu.2339@osu.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in quantum entanglement, topological phases of matters, and cold atoms. Institution: Ohio State University Advisor: TinLun Ho Home Page 

Charles Xu cxu3@caltech.edu 
I am a theorist. I work at the interface of quantum information and manybody physics, with a particular focus on foundations of statistical mechanics, equilibration/thermalization and the emergence of classicality. Institution: Caltech Advisor: Fernando Brandao 

Bin Yan binyan@me.com 
Quantum measure theory; entanglement theory; manybody physics. I am a theorist. Institution: Purdue University Advisor: Chris H. Greene 

Zhicheng Yang yangzc@bu.edu 
I am a theorist. My research interests include quantum entanglement and quantum dynamics in manybody systems, quantum computations, and tensor network methods. Institution: Boston University Advisor: Claudio Chamon 

Sina Zeytinoglu zsina@phys.ethz.ch 
I am a condensed matter theorist with a strong interest in optical control of quantum correlations. Institution: ETH Zurich Advisor: Atac Imamoglu/ Sebastian Huber Home Page 

Mengzhen Zhang mengzhen.zhang@yale.edu 
I’m a theorist interested in quantum information, quantum computation, and foundations of quantum mechanics. Institution: Yale University Advisor: Liang Jiang 

Tian Zhang z.tian94@gmail.com 
Quantum information in spacetime and quantum gravity. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Oxford Advisor: Vlatko Vedral 

Ruixing Zhang rxz151@psu.edu 
My research interests mainly focus on the topological phases of matter. I am a theorist. Institution: Pennsylvania State University Advisor: Chaoxing Liu Home Page 

Jingfang Zhou zhou@qi.t.utokyo.ac.jp 
Source of quantum advantage in quantum computer (MBQC, contextuality, topological phases). I am a theorist. Institution: University of Tokyo Advisor: Masato Koashi 

Sisi Zhou sisi.zhou@yale.edu 
I am interested in quantum metrology and quantum error correction. I am a theorist. Institution: Yale University Advisor: Liang Jiang 

Hengyun (Harry) Zhou hzhou@g.harvard.edu 
I am an experimentalist, working on diamond spin centers as a platform to study manybody physics, and as a tool for various metrology tasks. Institution: Harvard University Advisor: Mikhail Lukin 

Guanyu Zhu gzhu123@umd.edu 
I am a theorist. I have research experience in quantum error corrections, topological codes, topological orders, entanglement in manybody systems, superconducting qubits and circuitQED, nearterm quantum algorithms and measurment protocols, quantum computation and simulations with AMO systems. Institution: University of Maryland Advisor: Jens Koch 
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Liang Jiang liang.jiang@yale.edu 
I am a theorist interested in quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information science. Institution: Yale University Home Page 

David Poulin david.poulin@usherbrooke.ca 
I am a theorist. I am interested in fault tolerant quantum computation Institution: Université de Sherbrooke Home Page 

John Preskill preskill@theory.caltech.edu 
I am a theoretical physicist interested in quantum computing, quantum matter, and quantum gravity. Institution: Caltech Home Page 

Leo Radzihovsky radzihov@colorado.edu 
Radzihovsky’s theoretical research interests span a broad spectrum of classical and quantum condensed matter. These range from entropydominated liquid crystals, colloids, membranes, rubber and other “soft” matter to quantum matter, such as superconductors, magnets, degenerate atomic gases, quantum Hall and other topological states of matter. He aims to understand the nature of phases and phase transitions exhibited by these systems, with the unifying theme of collective universal behavior that emerges at long scales and low energies, driven by a combination of strong interactions, fluctuations, and/or local heterogeneity. Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder Home Page 

Ana Maria Rey arey@jilau1.colorado.edu 
I am a theorists working at the interface between atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics and quantum information science. Institution: JILA/NIST/University of Colorado Home Page 

Graeme Smith graeme.smith@colorado.edu 
Quantum Shannon theory, quantum computing, error correction. I am a theorist. Institution: JILA and CU Boulder Home Page 