Thursday, November 17th

12:00 Arrival at Bernoulli Center, EPFL
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Opening address
14:15 Stefan Woerner, IBM Research
Introduction of IBM Quantum and the Quantum Applications Research & Software Group
15:00 Zoe Holmes, EPFL
Hybrid Variational Classical-Quantum Computing: Ingredients to make it work
15:45 Break
16:15 Guglielmo Mazzola, University of Zurich
Quantum-powered Monte Carlo
17:00 Giuseppe Carleo, EPFL
Hybrid Variational Classical-Quantum Computing: The Machine-Learning Way
17:45 Posters and scientific exchanges
19:30 Dinner at L’Accademia, Ouchy

Friday, November 18th

9:00 Ivano Tavernelli, IBM Research
Quantum Computing for Natural Sciences
9:45 Sofia Vallecorsa, CERN openlab
Quantum Computing at CERN: opportunities and challenges in High Energy Physics
10:30 Break
11:00 Marina Marinkovic, ETHZ
Particle and atomic physics simulations on NISQ devices
11:45 David Sutter, IBM Research
Circuit Knitting with Classical Communication
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Round table:
Perspectives and opportunities for research on quantum algorithms in Switzerland
15:30 Wrap up and departure