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Quantum Emulation 2024 | London

24 April 2024|10:30 – 17:00 | British Library

Quantum Motion presents, Quantum Emulation 2024.


10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:30 Welcome | Simon Benjamin | Quantum Motion

10:40 Tyson Jones | Quantum Motion

11:20 Richard Meister | Quantum Motion

12:00 Ash Vadgama | NQCC

12:20 Cica Gustiani | Sorbonne Université and Quantum Motion

12:40 Kathryn McInroy | University of Strathclyde

13:00 Yihong “Jasper” Hu | University of Oxford

13:10 Lunch

14:00 Guido Burkard | Quantum Motion

14:20 Ali Rezaei | University of Edinburgh

14:40 Aydin Deger | UCL

15:00 Esperanza Cuenca-Gomez and Zohim Chandani | NVIDIA

15:20 Parallel Sessions 1:

1A: Tyson Jones | Capabilities of QuESTlink

1B: Richard Meister | pyQuEST

16:20 Parallel Sessions 2:

2A: Tyson Jones | Architecture of core QuEST

2B: Cica Gustiani | Using the VQDs

17:20 Closing Remarks

17:30 End of event

This is a one-day event in London aimed at people who develop, use, or would like to use software that emulates quantum computers. The plan is to stream the key talks, but much of the event is focused on exploring the systems and so requires in-person participation. We’ll focus on full-state emulation and the tools and techniques that enable that.

As quantum hardware increases in complexity, the challenge of designing useful algorithms for these machines comes into focus and the prospects for techniques like error mitigation and quantum error correction become clear. Key details such as the precise nature of noise and imperfections in quantum machines, as well as their speeds and topologies become apparent for a range of platforms.

Against this evolving landscape it is more interesting than ever to have software, running on conventional non-quantum devices, that can closely emulate the early quantum systems. In this way we can test our ideas against a variety of architectures, topologies, gate sets and noise models. Moreover we can create full Virtual Quantum Devices (VQDs) and test them to inform the best direction for experimental developments.

A key system that will feature in the event is the QuEST (quantum exact simulation toolkit) family:

Leading developers for QuEST including Tyson Jones and Richard Meister will be present throughout and happy to help attendees install and use the software, as well as being receptive to feedback.

Beyond this the organising team welcome discussions, debates and talks about all aspects of emulation, as well as the repeated topics of quantum compilation and resource audits.

This event is hosted by Quantum Motion and co-sponsored by UK National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC).

Interested in attending?

Follow along with our live stream of the event.

The live steam will cover the talks, but not the interactive parallel sessions in the afternoon. We welcome online questions and comments.

Event Details

Time: 10:30 – 17:30 (lunch and refreshments included).

Morning Session: Talks by leading researchers in quantum emulation. An opportunity to find out about the latest developments, and the ideas that are currently on the drawing board.

Afternoon Session: A freeform interactive session where participants can explore the latest tools, get expert advice from developers, and request features. As several of the key systems are open source, this is also a chance to find out about opportunities to participate.

Social Dinner: Depending on interest, we also hope to organise a group meal at a restaurant, aiming to finish by 20:00.

Location: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

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