AQC 2012: First International Workshop on Adiabatic Quantum Computation

March 7 – 8, 2012 – Albuquerque, NM, USA

Invited speakers:
Dr. Mohammad Amin, D-Wave Systems, Inc.
Dr. Malcolm Carroll, Sandia National Laboratories
Prof. Ivan Deutsch, University of New Mexico
Dr. Emily Edwards, University of Maryland
Prof. Mark Eriksson, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Frank Gaitan, Laboratory for Physical Sciences, Canada
Dr. Toby Jacobson, Sandia National Laboratories
Prof. Daniel Lidar, University of Southern California
Dr. Paul Parazzoli, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Andrew Sachrajda, National Research Council
Prof. Mark Saffman, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Rolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratories

Workshop background and goals:

Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) promises to be robust to many noise sources that cause ordinary quantum circuits to fail, including environmental decoherence and imperfect control. While any quantum algorithm can be run on a universal adiabatic quantum computer in principle, combinatorial optimization problems appear to be the most natural for near-term devices. Understanding the landscape of AQC architectures and algorithms, and methods for realizing them, continues to be an active and vibrant research area.
The First International Workshop on Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC 2012), hosted and organized by Sandia National Laboratories, brings together researchers from different communities to explore this computational paradigm. The thrust of this first workshop is Challenges to Implementation. Its goal is to initiate a cross-platform dialogue on the implementation challenges that must be overcome to realize useful adiabatic quantum computations in existing or near-term hardware. The workshop will have an especial focus on AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical) and solid-state technologies.


Registration is free of charge, but we ask that all participants register online. This applies even to local participants, such as those from Sandia National Laboratories or UNM.

Important dates:
Hotel reservations: February 27, 2012.
Poster submissions: February 29, 2012.
Workshop registration: February 29, 2012.
Organizing/Program Committee:
Prof. Andrew Landahl (chair)
Dr. Grant Biedermann
Dr. Malcolm Carroll
Dr. Anand Ganti
Dr. Steve Rinaldi
For additional assistance or questions, please contact the AQC 2012 organizers at or see the workshop website at

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