Quantum Bits

11 November 2022
from 15:00 to 16:00

Flash talks on quantum simulation and quantum computing. Discover quantum technologies bit by bit.

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Quantum Bits: The Quantum Simulation & Quantum Computing Edition

Quantum bits is a series of events aimed at university students where you can discover quantum technologies bit by bit.

In each of these online events, after a short introduction to the topic of the session, you will meet experts from different European institutions that will explain their work and its possible impact on society in just five minutes. After that, they will answer the questions coming from the audience.

Quantum Bits is organized by the QTEdu pilot “QT5M” within the Quantum Flagship.



15:00-15:10 | Welcome and introduction to quantum simulation and quantum computing

15:10-15:30 | Flash talks by the speakers

15:30-16:00 | Q&A session – the speakers will answer live the questions from the audience

The event takes place on Zoom Webinar. For a smooth experience, we recommend you download zoom on your device. You can send us your questions in advance during registration or write them in the live chat during the event.

Meet the Speakers

Thomas Pohl | Aarhus University

Thomas Pohl received his PhD in Physics in 2005 from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPIPKS) in Dresden, Germany. Subsequently, he worked as an ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and became a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPIPKS in 2008. In 2017, he joined Aarhus University, Denmark, on a Niels Bohr Professorship, funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF). Since 2020, he is leading the DNRF-Center of Excellence on Complex Quantum Systems. His group studies quantum optical processes and collective phenomena in many-body systems, such as atomic lattices, quantum gases, or semiconductors.
Leticia Tarruell | ICFO

Leticia Tarruell is an ICREA Professor at ICFO since 2022, where she leads the experimental ultracold quantum gases group that she established in 2013. She obtained her PhD at ENS Paris in 2008, completed a postdoctoral stay at ETH Zurich (2008-2012) and was a CNRS researcher at the Institut d'Optique de Bordeaux (2012-2013). Her research focuses on quantum simulation with ultracold atomic gases, particularly with bosonic mixtures and fermions in optical lattices. She has received the Young Investigator Award in Experimental Physics from the Spanish Royal Physics Society in 2015 and an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2020.
Immanuel Bloch | MCQST

Immanuel Bloch is Scientific Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching and Chair at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. His research focuses on quantum simulation and quantum computing based on neutral atoms in optical traps. His work is among the pioneering work in this field and among the most highly cited work in the field of quantum physics, for which he has already been awarded numerous scientific prizes.


Andrea Alberti | Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics

Dr. Andrea Alberti has over 15 years of experience in the field of ultracold neutral atoms. He has recently joined the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology and Munich Quantum Valley to work on the construction of a quantum computer demonstrator based on ultracold neutral atoms. His former experimental work includes quantum walks of single atoms in optical lattices, studies of topological phases in artificial materials, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics. He was awarded the Rudolf Kaiser prize in 2017 for testing macro-realism with single Cs atoms.

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You can watch the first Quantum Bits: Quantum Communication here.

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