A recent report of the United States Department of Energy “Quantum for Fusion, Fusion for Quantum” has highlighted several opportunities for scientific discovery and technology advances at the interface of quantum computing and quantum technologies with fusion and plasma physics.

With the goal of fostering and promoting the dialogue across these two areas and to promote the interdisciplinary interaction between the researchers working in these fields, the Group of Lasers and Plasmas at IPFN, and the Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group at IT will host a series of monthly discussion sessions on Quantum for Plasmas & Plasmas for Quantum.

Everyone is welcomed to attend. Each session will include a summary or review talk of 30 minutes followed by a discussion of 30 minutes. The discussion sessions will run once per month, and will be hosted by Yasser Omar and Luis O. Silva.

Fall 2020

Tentative calendar:

30 October 2020 1.30pm
Delbert Murphy, Microsoft
A Full-Stack Approach to Quantum Computing
Zoom videoconference: link distributed on 30 October 2020 to e-mails registered here

Spring 2020

27 March 2020 2.00pm
Nuno Loureiro, MIT
The DOE Report: a personal vision

30 April 2020 6.00pm
Yasser Omar, DM/IST & IT
A brief introduction to Quantum Computation and Quantum Simulation

29 May 2020 4.30pm
Ricardo Fonseca, ISCTE-IUL & GoLP/IPFN/IST
Plasma simulations on classical computers

26 June 2020 4.30pm
Duarte Magano, IST & IT
Introduction to Quantum Algorithms