Invited speakers


Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with hybrid quantum dot circuits
Dr Audrey Cottet, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

After an experimental PhD on superconducting quantum bits (Saclay, France, 1999-2002), Audrey became a theorist of hybrid mesoscopic and nanoscopic structures. She did post-docs in Basel, Orsay and Paris (2002-2008), working on spin dependent transport in quantum dots and superconducting or ferromagnetic proximity effects in hybrid structures. Audrey is now a permanent CNRS researcher at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris. She works in close collaboration with the experimental "Hybrid Quantum Circuits" team of Takis Kontos. She is presently focusing on the development of Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with hybrid nanocircuits.


Quantum Computing at IBM
Dr Andreas Fuhrer, IBM, Zurich, Switzerland 

Andreas Fuhrer received his PhD for work on interference and spin effects in quantum rings defined by local anodic oxidation at ETH in Zurich in 2003. As a postdoc in Lund, Sweden he developed bottom gated InAs nanowire quantum dots and investigated their low-temperature transport properties. At UNSW, Sydney he studied the physics of atomic scale dopant quantum dots, fabricated by hydrogen resist lithography. Since 2008 he is a research staff member at IBM Research - Zurich. His current research interests focus on solid state quantum computing/simulation with superconducting qubit architectures and silicon spin qubits.


Charge sensing and fast gating of semiconductor-superconductor nanowire devices
Professor Ferdinand Kuemmeth, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Ferdinand Kuemmeth was trained as an experimental physicist at Cornell University, studying spin-orbit coupling in different types of quantum dots under supervision of Dan Ralph. Following his work on spin dynamics in carbon nanotubes and semiconducting nanowires at Harvard University with Charlie Marcus, his current experiments focus on the implementation of encoded qubits. Such qubits – including multi-spin qubits and topological qubits in group IV and III/V semiconductors – are robust to environmental noise but remain fully controllable by voltage signals. Ferdinand’s overarching goal is to understand the interplay of semiconductors and superconductivity in low-dimensional systems, and harness the resulting spin-electronic properties for quantum information applications.


High-fidelity spin qubits with Si/SiGe quantum dots
Professor Seigo Tarucha, University of Tokyo, Japan 


Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics with Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Professor Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 


All-electrical universal control of two electron spin qubits in Si/SiGe quantum dots
Dr Thomas F Watson, TUDelft, The Netherlands

Thomas Watson received a PhD from the University of New South Wales under the supervision of Michelle Simmons where he worked on multi-donor devices in silicon  fabricated with atomic precision using a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM).  In 2015, Thomas  joined Lieven Vandersypen’s group at TU Delft as a postdoctoral researcher where he has been performing two qubit experiments on single electron spins in Si/SiGe.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    15 July 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    12 August 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    26 August 2016

Satellite meeting

Superconducting Quantum Devices in the UK
9 September 2016, University of Cambridge