24-25 August 2021
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Date & Time:

  • Aug. 24 - Aug. 25 (Tokyo)         starting at 8:30 am
  • Aug. 23 - Aug. 24 (Vancouver) starting at 4:30 pm


Purpose of the workshop:

The main aim of this workshop is that the quantum people in RIKEN (iTHEMS and RQC) and Vancouver (Quantum BC) get together online to discuss scientific activities and explore future collaborations.   


Scientific Program:

DAY 1        
Tokyo  (8/24)  Vancouver (8/23)  speaker affiliation title of the talk
Session I  (chair) Tetsuo Hatsuda iTHEMS  
08:30am - 08:40am 4:30pm - 4:40pm Tetsuo Hatsuda iTHEMS Welcome + iTHEMS overview 
08:40am - 08:50am 4:40pm - 4:50pm Yasunobu Nakamura RQC RQC overview
08:50am - 09:00am 4:50pm - 5:00pm Joe Salfi  UBC Quantum BC overview
Session II (chair) Neill Lambert CPR  
09:00am - 09:30am 5:00pm - 5:30pm Shunji Matsuura 1QBit Accurate state preparation on noisy quantum devices
09:30am - 10:00am 5:30pm - 6:00pm Olivia Di Matteo UBC Operational, gauge-free quantum tomography
10:00am - 10:30am 6:00pm - 6:30pm Yasunobu Nakamura RQC Towards superconducting quantum computing
10:30am - 11:30am 6:30pm - 7:30pm Breakout rooms     
Session III (chair) Erika Kawakami RQC  
11:30am - 12:00am 7:30pm - 8:00pm Jason Chang iTHEMS Improving Schroedinger equation implementations with gray code for adiabatic quantum computers
12:00pm - 12:30pm 8:00pm - 8:30pm Robert Raussendorf UBC Computationally universal phase of quantum matter
12:30pm - 1:00pm 8:30pm - 9:00pm Akira Furusawa RQC Large-scale quantum computing with quantum teleportation
1:00pm -  9:00pm -  Breakout rooms     
DAY 2        
Tokyo (8/25)  Vancouver (8/24)  speaker affiliation title
Session IV (chair) Shunji Matsuura 1QBit  
08:30am - 09:00am 4:30pm - 5:00pm Etsuko Itou iTHEMS Digital quantum simulation for screening and confinement in gauge theory with a topological term
09:00am - 09:30am 5:00pm - 5:30pm Joe Salfi UBC Engineering long coherence times of spin-orbit qubits in silicon
09:30am - 10:00am 5:30pm - 6:00pm Seiji Yunoki RQC Quantum simulations for quantum many-body systems: Variational quantum algorithms and beyond
10:00am - 11:00am 6:00pm - 7:00pm Breakout rooms     
Session V  (chair) Joe Salfi UBC  
11:00am - 11:30am 7:00pm - 7:30pm Takumi Doi iTHEMS Hybrid quantum annealing via molecular dynamics
11:30am - 12:00pm 7:30pm - 8:00pm Drew Potter UBC Simulating highly-entangled matter with quantum tensor networks
12:00pm - 12:30pm 8:00pm - 8:30pm Seigo Tarucha RQC High-fidelity quantum gates in  silicon quantum computing
12:30pm - 12:35pm 8:30pm - 8:35pm Yasunobu Nakamura RQC Closing
12:35pm -  8:35pm -  Breakout rooms     

Organizing Institutes:

iTHEMS: RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (https://ithems.riken.jp/en)

RQC: RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (https://rqc.riken.jp/en/)

Quantum BC (http://quantum-bc.ca/)



Tetsuo Hatsuda (iTHEMS), Yasunobu Nakamura (RQC)

Shunji Matsuura (1QBit), Joseph Salfi (UBC)

Erika Kawakami (RQC / RIKEN CPR), Neill Lambert (RIKEN CPR)