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Past events

EPFL Quantum Hackathon


With: Pr. Vincenzo Savona, Pr. Giuseppe Carleo, Julien Gacon
Place and room: BC 05
Category: Public Science Events

General Assembly of EPFL Quantum Computing Association


Place and room: CM 1 100
Category: Internal trainings

QCA General Assembly – February 21st at 18:00 in INF328


Place and room: INF 328
Category: Management Board meetings

Federico Carminati

Quantum Computing for High Energy Physics – Talk by Dr. Federico Carminati from CERN


With: Federico Carminati is the Chief innovation officer of the CERN openlab. His goal is to investigate potential applications of machine learning and quantum computing for high-energy physics. Federico obtained his master’s degree in physics at the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1981. He worked as a particle physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) before being hired by CERN in 1985. He first worked in the Organization’s division for data handling and was responsible for managing the CERN Program Library and the GEANT detector simulation program, the global-standard high-energy physics suite in the 1980s and 1990s. From 1994 to 1998, Federico worked with Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia on the prototype design of a novel accelerator-driven nuclear-power device. From 1998 to 2013, he was the computing coordinator for ALICE, one of the four large experiments on the LHC. In 2013, Federico obtained a PhD in physics from the University of Nantes, France. From 2013 to 2017, he led the development of the new generation of code used to simulate particle transport at CERN. Federico is also a group psychoanalyst and is certified in pet-assisted therapy. He is a member of the Charles Baudouin International Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Society for Multidisciplinary Psychoanalysis, both in Geneva, Switzerland
Place and room: CE 1 3
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Prof. Andrew Dzurak

Silicon-based Quantum Computing: The path from the laboratory to industrial manufacture


With: Prof. Andrew Dzurak, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Place and room: CE 1 3
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Talk by Prof. Edoardo Charbon on Cryo-CMOS Technologies for Quantum Computers


With: Edoardo Charbon who is a Professor of Advanced Quantum Architectures at EPFL. He has consulted with numerous organizations, including Bosch, X-Fab, Texas Instruments and more. He was with Cadence Design Systems as the Architect of the company’s initiative on information hiding for intellectual property protection. In 2000, Charbon joined Canesta Inc. as the Chief Architect, where he led the development of wireless 3-D CMOS image sensors. Moreover, he was with Delft University of Technology’s as Chair of VLSI design. He has been the driving force behind the creation of deep-submicron CMOS SPAD technology. His interests span from 3-D vision, LiDAR, FLIM, FCS, NIROT to super-resolution microscopy, time-resolved Raman spectroscopy, and cryo-CMOS circuits and systems for quantum computing. Dr. Charbon is a distinguished visiting scholar of the W. M. Keck Institute for Space at Caltech, a fellow of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Photonics Society, and a fellow of the IEEE.
Place and room: ELA 1
Category: Public Science Events

Playing Reversible Pebble Games for Quantum Memory Management


With: Mathias Soeken works as a research design engineer at Microsoft and as a researcher at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2009 to 2015 he worked at the University of Bremen, Germany and has been a regularly visiting post doc at UC Berkeley, CA, USA in the group of Robert K. Brayton. He holds a Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science from University of Bremen, Germany (2013). His research interests are logic synthesis, quantum computing, reversible logic, and formal verification. Mathias Soeken is member of the IEEE and of the ACM.
Place and room: BC 410
Category: Conferences – Seminars

IBM Quantum Computer

Geneva goes Quantum – November 5th at 17:30


Category: Public Science Events

Talk on Quantum Machine Learning by Prof. Aram Harrow from MIT


With: Aram Harrow is a Professor of Physics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Theoretical Physics. Harrow works in quantum information science and quantum computing. Together with Avinatan Hassidim and Seth Lloyd, he designed a quantum algorithm for linear systems of equations (HHL), which in some cases exhibits an exponential advantage over the best classical algorithms. The algorithm has wide application in quantum machine learning. Harrow is a co-administrator of SciRate, a free and open access scientific collaboration network. He also co-runs a blog, The Quantum Pontiff. His collaborators include Peter Shor and Charles H. Bennett.
Place and room: BC 01
Category: Public Science Events

Quantum Computer

Workshop: An Introduction to Quantum Computing and Programming with Quantum Computers


Place and room: CE 1 4
Category: Conferences – Seminars

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The inauguration of the Quantum Computing Association was on June 14th 2019, becoming the fastest ever founded association from idea to first general assembly. We are proud to be supported by the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, the Institute of Electrical Engineering as well as the Institute of Physics.