Saturday Deadline: Quantum Algorithms at Aspen

I apologize for the second announcement, but just want to remind you that the (soft) deadline is this Saturday, so if you are interested in attending, then now is the time.   Later applications will be considered, but in a less consistent way.  Please forward to anyone who may be interested.


We would like to invite you to apply for the upcoming Aspen Center for Physics 2014 Winter Conference on Advances in Quantum Algorithms and Computation, to be held March 9-14, 2014.  The Conference will commence with a Sunday evening reception, with meetings Monday morning through Friday evening.

The conference will highlight topics at the forefront of quantum computing and bring together experts from a rich diversity of backgrounds to further the development of quantum algorithms and to discuss the key challenges in developing new techniques for solving computational problems on a quantum computer. Specific topics include:

• Quantum Algorithms
• Adiabatic Quantum Optimization and Quantum Annealing
• Quantum Walks
• Quantum Simulation of Physical Systems
• Classical Methods for Simulation of Quantum Algorithms
• Quantum Fault Tolerance and Error Correction

The conference will consist of invited talks and poster submissions. Confirmed speakers include:

Scott Aaronson (MIT)
Alan Aspuru-Guzik (Harvard)
Dominic Berry (Macquarie)
Sergey Bravyi (IBM)
Dave Clader (Johns Hopkins)
Bryan Clark (UIUC)
Eddie Farhi (MIT)
Jeongwan Haah (MIT)
Matt Hastings (Microsoft Research)
Stephen Jordan (NIST)
Greg Kuperberg (UC Davis)
Daniel Lidar (USC)
Charlie Marcus (NBI)
John Martinis (UCSB)
David Poulin (Sherbrooke)
Kristen Pudenz (USC)
Ben Reichardt (USC)
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie)
Rob Schoelkopf (Yale)
Martin Roetteler (Microsoft Research)
Umesh Vazirani (Berkeley)
James Whitfield (Vienna)
Pawel Wocjan (U. Central Florida)
Wim van Dam (UC Santa Barbara)
Peter Young (UC Santa Cruz)

The application deadline is November 30, 2013. Please complete your application at  The conference website is at

Instructions for application:

1. Click on
2. Click “Winter Application”.
3. Log in or create new account.
4. When prompted, click “Apply” button next to “Advances in Quantum Algorithms and Computation” listing.
5. Fill in required forms and submit.

We hope to see you in Aspen!


Krysta Svore, Microsoft Research
Aram Harrow, MIT
Matthias Troyer, ETH Zurich

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