Past events

Feb 20, 16:15: “Testing relativity in the laboratory with a miniature network of optical lattice atomic clocks” by Shimon Kolkowitz

Prof. Kolkowitz will present recent experimental results in which they performed a novel, blinded, precision test of the gravitational redshift with an array of atomic ensembles spanning a total height difference of 1 cm. He will also discuss the outlook for future searches for new physics with their apparatus.

Feb 1-3, 2023, Villars-sur-Ollon: Swiss Quantum Days 2023

Swiss Quantum Days 2023 renews the tradition of years of fruitful and inspiring NCCR QSIT General Meetings at Arosa, and broadens attendance to all researchers working in the domains of quantum.

Jan 16, 15:15: “Quantum simulations with atoms and photons” by Jean-Philippe Brantut

In this talk, Prof. Brantut will describe systems combining cavity QED with ultra-cold Fermi gases, the use of the cavity to induce long-range interactions between atoms, and the perspectives opened by the convergence of cavity QED with complex quantum matter.

Dec 12, 16:05: “Machine learning: a paradigm shift in the simulation of quantum phenomena” Inaugural Lecture by Giuseppe Carleo

Prof. Carleo will present selected applications to the quantum realm, from nuclear to condensed matter, showing how these approaches are quickly expanding the domain of the problems that can be accurately explored with numerical simulations.

Dec 12, 15:15: “Making near-term quantum computers useful” Inaugural Lecture by Zoe Holmes

Prof. Holmes will discuss strategies to tease useful computations out of the small noisy quantum computers that are currently available.

Dec 12, 12:00: “A Quantum Future of Computing”, Distinguished Lecture by Matthias Troyer

In his lecture, Prof. Dr Troyer will present simple guidelines identifying the promising quantum applications, which are in chemistry and materials science.

Dec 9, 15:15: “Exploring Electronic Physics with Fermionic Atoms inside Optical Cavities” by Prof. Farokh Mivehvar

In this talk, after a short review of state of the art in many-body cavity QED, Prof. Mivehvar will present some of his recent theoretical works on many-body fermionic cavity QED.

Nov 28, 16:05: “Coupling electron to microwave photons for advanced quantum technologies”, Inaugural lecture by Pasquale Scarlino

This talk will discuss how to achieve strong coupling limit between individual electrons confined in semiconducting quantum dots and microwave photons confined in high-impedance superconducting resonators.

Nov. 28, 15:15: “Electrons in flatland” Inaugural Lecture Prof. Mitali Banerjee

In this talk, Prof. Banerjee will give some background (motivation) behind the work she is currently pursuing in her laboratory and share some new results they have recently measured in EPFL.

Nov 25, 15:15: “Non-equilibrium matter through the prism of quantum entanglement” by Dmitry Abanin

In this lecture, Prof. Abanin will discuss theoretical progressin describing non-equilibrium quantum matter, based on insights from quantum entanglement, mechanisms to avoid thermalisation, which leads to coherence protection and enables non-equilibrium phenomena not envisioned within statistical mechanics.

Nov 17-18: 2022 Photonics Day “Careers in Photonics”

Event organised with event in collaboration with the EU project CARLA, which aims to promotes careers in photonics. The program includes keynote talks from leading scientists: Prof. Jennifer Dionne of Stanford University, Prof. Brian Cunningham of UIUC and Prof. Juergen Popp of Jena. The program also features sessions on the application of photonics, career panels and live music!

Oct 20, 13:00-14:30: “Fermionic Neural-Network Quantum States” by Giuseppe Carleo

At the Bernoulli Center Theory Lunch Seminar, Prof Carleo will present recent extensions of neural-network quantum states to interacting many-body systems with fermionic degrees of freedom. Snacks will be provided.

Oct. 10, 17:15-18:15: “Fundamental Physics with Quantum Sensors” by Prof. Surjeet Rajendran

Prof. Surjeet Rajendran discusses new experimental methods that can be used to detect gravitational waves in the 1 Hz frequency band between LIGO and LISA, probe a wide variety of dark matter candidates as well as potentially probing the physics of dark energy in the laboratory.

Sept. 15, 14:00: FIB structures of quantum materials: an outlook

In his talk, Prof. Moll will review ongoing challenges in the field of microstructured quantum matter and paint an outlook of physics, material science and FIB developments on its path into the future.

Sept. 30, 17:00: Campus Lecture: Merritt Moore

In her lecture “Why Not Both? Pursuing two passions: physics and professional ballet career” Dr. Merritt Moore will share her journey pursuing physics at Harvard and Oxford and a professional ballet career.

July 4-8, 2022: Variational Learning for Quantum Matter Workshop

Mini-conference at the intersection between classical and quantum variational algorithms to study quantum many-body systems.

June 24, 12:00: QSE Scientific Exchange Meeting

The QSE Center’s first Scientific Exchange Meeting brought together over 30 EPFL professors, post-docs and PhD students working in the field of quantum.

June 14, 17:45 – 19:00: Quantum computing: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The panel discussion “Quantum computing: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” offers the opportunity to personally interact with outstanding researchers from both academia and the private sector of quantum computing.

June 15, 17:45 – 19:00: Quo Vadis Quantum Computing?

The panel discussion “Quo Vadis Quantum Computing?” offers the opportunity to personally interact with outstanding researchers from both academia and the private sector of quantum computing.

June 9, 16:00: “The Space of Quantum Field Theories” by Joao Penedones

Organized by the EPFL Institute of Physics, Prof. Penedones will discuss the non-peturbative bootstrap approach, where one constrains the space of QFTs just using basic principles.

May 13, 15:15: “On quantum computing, error correction, and bosonic quantum codes” by Vincenzo Savona

In his lecture Prof. Savona will provide a pedagogical introduction to #quantumcomputing , with a focus on what can and what cannot be done, which could be beneficial to a wide audience of non-specialists

May 11, 17:15: “Quantum simulation with atoms and photons” by Jean-Philippe Brantut

Prof. Brantut will describe the use of ultra-cold atoms and photons as quantum simulators, i.e. quantum systems which can be controlled to the point that they emulate a target model.

April 8-10: QEC Hackathon

Have you always wanted to learn how to program and design a Quantum Computer? Then join an interdisciplinary group of EPFL, ETH Zürich and Technical University of Munich students to solve hardware and software challenges of quantum science at the 1st QEC Hackathon from the Quantum Center, ETH Zurich, April 8-10. Only basic knowledge of quantum physics required.

Monday March 14, 10:10-11:00: Keynote Lecture “Cryo-CMOS Quantum Control: from a Wild Idea to Working Silicon” by Edoardo Charbon

In the lecture, the challenges of designing and operating complex circuits and systems at 4K and below will be outlined, along with preliminary results achieved in the control and read-out of qubits by ad hoc integrated circuits that were optimized to operate at low power in these conditions. The talk will conclude with a perspective on the field and its trends.

Feb 28, 17:15: “Quantum at EPFL” by Vincenzo Savona at EPFL Management Team Information Session

The EPFL Management Team’s information session includes a talk on “Quantum at EPFL” where QSE Academic Director Vincenzo Savona presents the holistic approach to promote Quantum Sciences and Engineering through education (new Master programme), science (new postdoctoral fellowships), collaborations.