About this workshop
In the last years, we have seen the development of quantum algorithms to study electronic structure problems for which proof-of-principle experimental demonstrations have been done. In parallel, novel numerical techniques inspired by tensor networks techniques, a subfield of quantum information, have been used to solve many-electron problems. This cross-fertilization between the field of fermionic quantum chemistry and quantum information has no parallel for problems involving the molecular vibrations and other bosonic modes playing a relevant role in chemistry.
The objective of this workshop is to close this gap, by bringing leading scientists from the field of quantum chemistry together with experts from the field of quantum information processing to build new bridges between both communities in order to create new interdisciplinary lines of research to tackle open problems relevant for both communities.
Christian is the Founder and CEO of Xanadu Quantum Technologies. He has as over a decade of industry, government and research experience in quantum computing and quantum cryptography. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Queensland and was a postdoc at MIT and the University of Toronto.
Alán Aspuru-Guzik’s research lies at the interface of computer science with chemistry and physics. He works in the integration of robotics, machine learning and high-throughput quantum chemistry for the development of materials acceleration platforms. He is jointly appointed as a Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Previously, he was a full professor at Harvard University. He is a faculty member of the Vector Institute for Artifical Intelligence, and co-founder of Zapata Computing and Kebotix, two early-stage ventures in quantum computing and self-driving laboratories respectively.
García-Patron's research focuses on the study of quantum information processing with bosonic systems. He has a solid background in quantum communication theory and quantum cryptography. More recently he has been working on the interplay between quantum simulation and computation with bosonic systems.
Joonsuk Huh's research focuses on quantum phenomena such as quantum coherence and entanglement in natural and artificial systems. He is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemistry at the Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea.
Xanadu is a light-based quantum computing company that creates silicon photonic chips to build a truly full-stack solution. Located in downtown Toronto, Xanadu was founded in 2016 and is rapidly becoming a quantum computing leader, gathering an outstanding group of world-class scientists. Distinguished by its customer-first approach, Xanadu's mission is to create the world's first practical quantum computer.