[POTUS2018] Quantum: artificial intelligence, fundamentals & technologies

chaired by Maria Spiropulu (Caltech)
from to (America/Los_Angeles)
at Andaz WH/SpaceX/Caltech
Description

 

To accomplish the extraordinary, you must seek extraordinary people. — James Lee Byars

 

This two day retreat brings together the top minds, thinkers and doers, in the physics of the universe both theoretical and experimental and in cross-cutting science and technology areas that impact our views and our research. The meeting fosters exchange and celebrates differences in thinking that provoke insightful discussions. We avoid standard prepared talks, and focus on exciting forefront issues spawned by new results and ideas.  The summit this year follows up on POTUS2017 that was inspired by quantum information as a technology and theory framework at many scales, by results in gravitation physics, cosmology & astronomy, the evolution of the DM searches, and  by paradigm breaking ideas in string theory, gravity and cosmology.  POTUS2018 will press on  discussion on quantum methods for learning (quantum AI), quantum fundamental breakthroughs and quantum technologies.   POTUS is held under the Chatham House Rule.

 


Venues

Andaz West Hollywood: 8401 Sundst Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood

Caltech Cahill: 1200 East California Blvd, Pasadena

SpaceX: 1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne

 


  •  The summit kicks-off with the POTUS reception and family-style dinner at the Andaz West Hollywood  on Friday, January 12
  • Saturday, Janaury 13, the first day of the summit, sessions  will be held at SpaceX. The POTUS Pritzker  Gala  will take place at the Andaz WH Rooftop Panorama the evening of January 13. 
  • Sunday,  January 14, Tte second day of the summit, sessions  will be held at Caltech's Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.  

 

 

Participants  are hosted at the The Andaz Wall Streett.The summit is by invitation only; There is no registration or other fees for the scientific participants. Just make your way to the Andaz. 

Janaury 7 2018: SpaceX day is now closed.
January 8 2018: Sign-up is now closed. 
 
 
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Go to day
  • Friday, 12 January 2018
    • 18:30 - 21:30 POTUS Welcome Reception & Family Style Dinner
      Location: Andaz WH ( Studio 4 (mezzanine level) )
  • Saturday, 13 January 2018
    • 06:30 - 07:45 Breakfast
      Location: Andaz WH ( Mezzanine Hall )
    • 07:50 - 08:00 Buses to SpaceX
      Location: Andaz WH ( Foyer )
    • 08:20 - 08:45 SpaceX Check-in and Welcome
      Location: SpaceX ( von Braun )
    • 08:50 - 10:15 Session I
      Convener: Rocky Kolb
      Location: SpaceX ( von Braun )
      • 08:50 Quantum Cognition 30'
        Speaker: Matthew Fisher
      • 09:20 Quantum Information in Quantum Cognition 30'
        Speaker: Nicole Yunger Halpern
      • 09:50 Quantum Brain: Panel Discussion 25'
        Speaker: Amir Raz + session speakers
    • 10:15 - 10:30 In room Coffee Break ( SpaceX ( von Braun ) )
    • 10:30 - 13:45 Session II
      Convener: Joe Lykken
      Location: SpaceX ( von Braun )
      • 10:30 Quantum Computation Insights 30'
        Speaker: Matthias Troyer
      • 11:00 Quantum Computing and Quantum AI 30'
        Speaker: Hartmut Neven
      • 11:30 Quantum Machine Learning 30'
        Speaker: Nathan Wiebe
      • 12:00 Classification with Quantum Neural Networks 30'
        Speaker: Eddie Farhi
      • 12:30 In room Lunch Break & SpaceX Briefing 45'
      • 13:15 Quantum Speed-up 30' ( SpaceX ( von Braun ) )
        Speaker: Fernando Brandao
    • 13:45 - 16:35 Session III
      Convener: David Gross
      Location: SpaceX ( von Braun )
      • 13:45 Entanglement, Complexity & Cryptography 30'
        Speaker: Thomas Vidick
      • 14:15 In room Coffee Break 15'
      • 14:30 Black Holes and The SYK model 30'
        Speaker: Alexei Kitaev
      • 15:00 Traversable Wormholes 30'
        Speaker: Daniel Louis Jafferis
      • 15:30 Entanglement, Wormholes, Teleportation & Quantum Error Correction 30'
        Speaker: Erik Verlinde
      • 16:00 Remarks on Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model and Traversable Wormholes 10'
        Speaker: Herman Verlinde
      • 16:10 Buses to Andaz WH 5' ( Foyer )
    • 17:30 - 21:30 POTUS 2018 Pritzker Reception & Gala
      Location: Andaz West Hollywood ( Rooftop Panorama )
  • Sunday, 14 January 2018
    • 06:30 - 07:30 Breakfast
      Location: Andaz WH ( Mezzanine Hall )
    • 07:40 - 07:45 Busses to Cahill
      Location: Andaz WH ( Foyer )
    • 08:30 - 09:15 Session III Discussion
      Convener: Daniel Harlow
      Location: Cahill/Caltech ( Hammetman Auditorium )
    • 09:15 - 09:30 Coffee Break ( Cahill ( Foyer ) )
    • 09:30 - 12:00 Session IV
      Convener: Neil Sinclair, Konrad Lehnert
      Location: Caltech/Cahill ( Hammetman Auditorium )
      • 09:30 Quantum Systems & Matter 25'
        Speaker: Jonathan Simon
      • 09:55 Quantum Simulation with Assembled Atomic Arrays 25'
        Speaker: Manuel Enders
      • 10:20 Optical Ising Machines 25'
        Speaker: Alireza Marandi
      • 10:45 Trapped Ion Quantum Information 25'
        Speaker: Norbert Matthias Linke
      • 11:10 Sources of Entanglement 25'
        Speaker: Jelena Vuckovic
      • 11:35 Global Quantum Networks 25'
        Speaker: Christoph Simon
    • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch at Dabney Gardens
    • 14:00 - 15:45 LIGO Feature
      Convener: Roger Bandford
      • 14:00 LIGO & Multimessanger Astronomy 40' ( Cahill/Caltech ( Hameetman Auditorium ) )
        Speaker: Alan Weinstein
      • 14:45 LIGO Pannel 1h0' ( Cahill/Caltech ( Hammetrman Auditorium ) )
        Speakers: Rana Adhikari, Yanbei Chen, Mansi Kasliwal, Sterl Phinney
    • 15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break ( Cahill/Caltech ( Foyer ) )
    • 16:00 - 18:30 Session V
      Convener: Michael Turner
      Location: Cahill/Caltech ( Hammetman Auditorium )
      • 16:00 Cold Atom Interferometry Spacetime Probes & MAGIS 25'
        Speaker: Jason Hogan
      • 16:25 Quantum Sensing: from fundamental physics tests to biomedical applications 25'
        Speaker: Ron Walsworth
      • 16:50 Dark Matter and Quantum States of Matter 25'
        Speaker: Tongyan Lin
      • 17:15 Axion Dark Matter & Superconducting Qubits 25'
        Speaker: Aaron Chou
      • 17:40 Quantum physics of the universe, simulated with superconducting circuits 25'
        Speaker: Machiel Blok
    • 18:00 - 20:00 POTUS2018 Closing Reception
      Location: Cahill/Caltech ( Foyer )
      • 19:15 Bus to Andaz WH 5' ( )