Our own Manas Mukherjee stars in a new kids' TV series, presenting CQT as "the coolest place on the equator"! The show is inspired by the powers of superheroes. In this episode, Manas explains how he uses lasers to make atoms extremely cold - like a superhero with cryo powers. Watch on-demand at the link or on TV on okto at 6pm on Saturday & 12pm on Sunday
CQT researchers were invited to contribute the review to Reports on Progress in Physics
CQT-supported conference of French and Singaporean scientists spans research fields
Researchers at CQT and their collaborators present a scheme that could move groups of quantum particles in future quantum computers
- CQT Talk by Doug Griffin, University of New South Wales — 06 Dec, 04:00 PM
- CQT Annual Symposium 2016 — 07 Dec, 04:30 PM
- CQT Talk by Alan Smith, UCL, UK — 12 Dec, 04:00 PM
CQT Talk by Doug Griffin, University of New South Wales
Date/Time: 06 Dec, 04:00 PM
Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-18
Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-18
Title: Overview of small satellite activities at the University of New South Wales
CQT Annual Symposium 2016
Title: The famous, the bit and the quantum
Date/Time: 07 Dec, 04:30 PM
Venue: Town Plaza Auditorium, UTown, NUS
The CQT Annual Symposium is being held to celebrate the Centre's ninth birthday. Guests are invited to attend talks on topics at the forefront of research in quantum technologies.
"The Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm: A Good Choice to Run on a Near Term Quantum Computer" - Edward Farhi, MIT, USA
Abstract: I will describe a quantum algorithm for approximate optimization and explain how to analyze its performance on all instances of particular combinatorial optimization problems. I will explain why this algorithm is well suited to run on small scale quantum computers because of its low circuit depth and simple gate structure. I will also explain how, in principle, running this algorithm can demonstrate Quantum Supremacy because if a classical algorithm could efficiently sample its output then the Polynomial Hierarchy would collapse.
"From quantum philosophy to quantum technology" - Markus Arndt, University of Vienna, Austria
Abstract: Quantum physics has become one of the best confirmed scientific theories ever devised by mankind and it is firmly embedded in many modern technologies. The fact that quantum concepts often seem to contradict traditional notions of reality, space, time or logic has inspired fundamental philosophical debates as well as even further intriguing developments in quantum computing, communication, simulation, sensing and metrology. Based on a tutorial review of the state of the art in the field, we will focus on the concept of matter-waves, which was originally put forward by Louis de Broglie in 1923 “to solve almost all the problems brought up by quanta”, and cast in mathematical form by Erwin Schrödinger in 1926. We will see how modern matter-wave interferometry can serve in sophisticated tests of fundamental physics and as a subtle force sensor with many interdisciplinary applications.
7.00pm: End of Symposium
This event is open to the public. It's free but registration is required. Please register here: https://cqtsymposium2016.eventbrite.sg
CQT Talk by Alan Smith, UCL, UK
Title: The evolution of Space Systems Engineering from Apollo to SpaceX
Date/Time: 12 Dec, 04:00 PM
Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar room, S15-03-15
Abstract: The successful deployment of a satellite of space probe is a challenging due to both the complexity of the technology, the finality of the launch and the hostile (and uncertain) environment of space. The period since the 1960's has seen a growth in our capability build complex systems and also a even greater growth in our demands from such system, on the ground and in space. Systems Engineering is a discipline that copes with the complexity of system but has it got out of control with the cost and timescales of science satellites escalating while companies such as SpaceX, SSTL and others appear to have found another, cheaper approach. What is Systems Engineering role in 'New Space' and how should the conventional space agencies adapt to these apparent innovations.
- All Pure Bipartite Entangled States can be Self-Tested
- Quantifying the role of thermal motion in free-space light-atom interaction
- Irreducible dimension witness
- The power of an optical Maxwell's demon in the presence of photon-number correlations
- Checking for prior-data conflict using prior to posterior divergences