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by Benoît Grémaud - published on , updated on

The kick-off meeting of the UMI will take place from the 19 January to the 23 January 2015. On the 19th January, broad audience talks will be given by our keynote speakers. The following days, the different research fields of the UMI will be introduced in parallel sessions.

A conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 21 January evening


Monday 19 January 2015

Venue: University Hall, LKC Wing, Level 2 Auditorium

Official speeches and welcome address
MC: A/Prof. Kwek Leong Chuan (NIE), PI at CQT and Deputy Director at IAS (NTU)
13h30-13h35 Andrew WEE, Vice President University and Global Relations, NUS
13h35-13h40 Michael KHOR, Director, Research Support Office & Bibliometrics Analysis, NTU
13h40-13h45 His Excellency Mr Benjamin DUBERTRET, Ambassador of France to Singapore
13h45-13h50 Luc LE CALVEZ, Head of CNRS Asean Office, Singapore
13h50-14h00 Christian MINIATURA, Director of MajuLab, International Joint Research Unit CNRS-UNS-NUS-NTU, Singapore
Keynote Session
Schedule Speaker Title
14h00-15h00 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (Collège de France) Manipulating Atoms with Photons and Photons with Atoms
15h00-16h00 Tony Leggett (Urbana-Champaign) What can we do with a quantum liquid?
16h00-16h30 coffee/tea break
16h30-17h30 Ronald de Wolf (CWI) Quantum property testing
17h30-18h30 David Quéré (PHHM and Ecole polytechnique) Water pearls
18h30 Cocktail Reception

Tuesday 20 January 2015:

Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-15

Schedule Speaker Title
9h15-10h00 Troy Lee (CQT, NTU) Quantum query complexity in expectation
10h00-10h30 Coffee
10h30-11h15 Hartmut Klauck (CQT, NTU) Communication complexity bounds over distributions with limited information
11h15-12h00 Dima Gavinsky (Czech Academy of Sciences) Equality, revisited
12h00-14h00 Lunch break
14h00-14h45 Iordanis Kerenidis (CNRS) Privacy in Quantum Communication Complexity
14h45-15h30 Antonios Varvitsiotis (CQT, NTU) Determining the existence of perfect quantum strategies for nonlocal games
15h30-16h00 Coffee break
16h00-16h45 Robin Kotari (MIT) Quantum algorithms for simulating sparse Hamiltonians

Venue: Hilbert Space, room PAP 02-02, SPMS building, NTU

Except for Tony Leggett’s talk: LT3

Schedule Speaker Title
9h00-10h00 David Quéré (École Polytechnique and ESPCI) On the Leidenfrost phenomenon (and beyond)
10h00-10h30 Tomasz Paterek (NTU) Quantum+
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-11h30 Claus-Dieter Ohl (NTU) Nanobubbles, do they exist?
11h30-12h30 @LT3 Tony Leggett (Urbana-Champaign) The marriage of condensed matter theory and quantum information: some potential honeymoon problem
12h30-14h00 Lunch break @Peach Garden
14h00-15h00 Fabrice Laussy (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Russian Quantum Center ) What happens to photon correlations when retaining the frequency information
15h00-15h30 Christophe Couteau (Université de Technologie de Troyes and NTU) Towards integrated single photon sources
15h30-16h00 Sun Handong (NTU) Microlasers: Flexible fabrication and applications
16h00-16h30 Coffee Break
16h30-17h00 Pinaki Sengupta (NTU) The Haldane phase – an example of a topological insulator
17h00-17h30 Gagik Gurzadyan (NTU) Ultrafast dynamics in molecules, thin films, organic crystals, graphene
17h30-18h00 David Wilkowski (UMI-NTU-CQT) An atom/surface Metamaterial Hybrid device
18h00-18h30 Ivan Shelykh (NTU) Polariton Spin Transport

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Venue: CQT Level 3 Conference Room, S15-03-18

Schedule Speaker Title
10h00-10h30 Coffee
10h30-11h15 Frédéric Magniez (CNRS) Optimal parallel quantum query algorithms
11h15-12h00 Stacey Jeffery (Caltech) Approximate span programs
12h00-14h00 Lunch break
14h00-14h45 Miklos Santha (CNRS, CQT) Hidden subgroups and hidden polynomials
14h45-15h30 Zhaohui Wei (CQT, NTU) The square root rank of the correlation polytope is exponential
15h30-16h00 Coffee break
16h00-16h45 Jamie Sikora (CQT) QMA with subset state witnesses
16h45-17h30 Thomas Vidick (Caltech) A multiprover interactive proof system for the local Hamiltonian problem

Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-15

Schedule Speaker Title
9h00-9h45 Vincent Josse (Institut d’Optique, France) Weak (and Anderson) localization of ultracold atoms
9h45-10h15 Cord Müller The superfluid fraction of disordered Bose-condensates
10h15-10h45 Gong Jiangbin (NUS) Coherence-induced correction to quantum adiabatic theorem: Influence of Interband-coherence on adiabatic pumping in periodically driven systems
10h45-11h15 Coffee break
11h15-11h45 Thibault Vogt (CQT) Excitation of a quantum gas to Rydberg states
11h45-12h15 Rainer Dumke (NTU) Superconducting and Cryogenic Atom Chips
12h15-14h15 Lunch break
14h15-15h00 Mark Goerbig (LPS, Orsay) Two-dimensional materials beyond graphene — a playground for novel electronic properties
15h00-15h30 Riadh Rebhi (CQT) Trapped ions, precision measurements and beyond
15h30-16h00 David Wilkowski (UMI-CQT-NTU) Cooperative phenomena in optically thick scattering medium
16h00-16h30 Coffee break
16h30-17h00 Pinaki Sengupta (NTU) Strange correlations in symmetry protected topological phases
17h00-17h30 Dario Poletti (SUTD) Emergent quantum many-body physics in driven Hamiltonians and in Dissipative systems
  • Conference dinner (details coming soon)

Thursday 22 January 2015

Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-15

Schedule Speaker Title
9h00-9h40 Dario Poletti (SUTD) Quantum Heat Engines: Otto cycles in Power-Law Trapping Potentials
9h45-10h25 Joe Fitzsimmon (SUTD) Towards quantum homomorphic encryption
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-11h40 Tomasz Paterek (SPMS, NTU) Random correlations and quantum entanglement
11h45-12h25 Leonid Krivitsky (DSI -A*Star) Interaction of biological photodetectors with quantum light
12h30-14h00 Lunch break
14h00-14h40 Qinghai Wang (NUS) Stabilizing non-Hermitian systems by periodic driving
14h45-15h25 Hui Khoon Ng (Yale-NUS) Fighting quantum noise
15h30-16h10 Coffee Break
16h15-16h55 Zilong Chen (DSI -A*Star) Generation of atomic spin squeezed states by cavity-aided measurements
17h00-17h40 Teck Seng Koh (MOE) A semiconductor quantum dot spin-charge hybrid qubit