About Windsor2021

Organising committee: 
Stephen Clark (Bristol, CCPQ), Dieter Jaksch (Oxford, CCP-QC) and James Annett (Bristol, CCP9)

This workshop on the "Complex Quantum Systems: a quantum computing perspective" is to be held at Cumberland Lodge, 26th - 29th July 2021. Its aim is to bring together both experimentalists and theorists from across the UK and Europe working on realising, simulating and modelling complex quantum systems across atomic, molecular and condensed matter physics. The major focus will be on new mathematical and computational methods, the discussion of novel experimental result and the challenges of modelling them, and an over-arching theme of exploring how quantum computation can accelerate scientific computing in these domains.

The workshop is organised as a part of the UK's Collaborator Computational Projects (CCP) programme bringing together several CCPs. In particular the physics covered here will encompass the CCPQQuantum Dynamics in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and CCP9Computational Electronic Structure of Condensed Matter, under the umbrella of the newly formed CCP-QC - Quantum Computing.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: cold atoms in optical lattices, quantum materials, superconductivity and superfluidity, nanomechanical oscillators in cavities, phase transitions, non-equilibrium dynamics, coherence and entanglement, environment engineering for small scale quantum technologies, novel architectures for quantum simulations and quantum computation. To complement this physics we also expect a wide variety of numerical methodologies, such as tensor network theory, dynamical mean-field theory, quantum Monte Carlo and electronic structure calculations to be represented. Discussion of potential near-future acceleration of these techniques using hybrid classical-quantum computational approaches will be a highlight of the workshop. 

Key Dates
Abstract Submission for contributed talk deadline:        28th May 2021     
Registration for workshop deadline:                                 25th June 2021       

The meeting will be held in the stunning scenic surroundings of Cumberland Lodge, one of the Royal Houses in The Great Park at Windsor, built in 1650. It is envisaged around 50-60 scientists will participate, including as many research students and junior post-docs as possible. In line with the educational mission of the Lodge it is an important aim of the workshop to create an informal environment where researchers with different levels of experience can freely discuss their work with one another. 

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

While the full board and accommodation at the Lodge is heavily subsidised by our sponsored funding we do ask for a small contribution of no more than 150GBP from all participants to help cover the overall costs (payable at the STFC's secure CVENT site to be setup) .