Mesoscopic Quantum Physics & Beyond

June 26 - 27, 2019


The Yale Quantum Institute invites you for a 2-day Symposium on Quantum Mesoscopic Physics, Photonics, and Quantum Information. The program is composed of 19 thirty-minute invited talks split in three thematic sessions. The Symposium dinner will be dedicated to celebrate our colleague A. Douglas Stone and reflect on his contributions to the field of mesoscopic physics.

Organized by Florian Carle, Michel Devoret, Racquel Miller, Harald Schwefel and Hakan Tureci.

Symposium Program

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6 PM
Arrival & Welcome reception

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

9:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast
9:45 AM
Welcome & Introduction
10 AM
Mesoscopic Session I

Chair: Douglas Stone
10 AM - Harsh Mathur: From the Bronze Age of Mesocopics to the Notorious BLG
10:35 AM - Klaus Richter: From Few to Many Particles - Universality in Spectra and Time Delays
11:10 AM - Philippe Jacquod: The (Quantum ?) Physics of Electric Power Systems

12 PM
1 PM
Photonic Session I

Chair: Li Ge
1 PM - Arthur Goetschy: How much light can we store in a disordered medium?
1:35 PM - Evgenii Narimanov: Optical Hyperspace: light in (meta)materials with hyperbolic dispersion
2:10 PM - Harald Schwefel: Resonant photonics with Microwaves and Light - from frequency combs to transduction

2:45 PM
Afternoon Break
3:15 PM
Mesoscopic Session II

Chair: Aashish Clerk
3:15 PM - Harold Baranger: Entanglement Generation and Single Photon Storage using Waveguide QED
3:50 PM - Rodolfo Jalabert: The quest for universality in Condensed Matter Physics: glory days and pitfalls

7 PM
Symposium Dinner

Symposium Dinner in honor of our colleague A. Douglas Stone

The Symposium Dinner will be hosted at ROÌA in Downtown New Haven to celebrate A. Douglas Stone for his contribution to the field of mesoscopic physics. A series of short speeches, organized by Michel Devoret, will be given during the dinner by selected speakers.

ROÌA Restaurant - 261 College Street

Thursday, June 27, 2019

9 AM
Quantum Information Session

Chair: Michel Devoret
9 AM - Aash Clerk: Non-Hermitian sensing & dynamics in quantum systems
9:35 AM - Ananda Roy: Quantum Electronic Circuit Simulation of Integrable Quantum Field Theories
10:10 AM - Maxim Vavilov: Measurement of a superconducting qubit with a microwave photon counter

10:45 AM
11 AM
Quantum Information Session (cont.)

Chair: Rodolfo Jalabert
11 AM - Chia Wei (Wade) Hsu: Theory of Reflectionless Scattering Modes
11:35 AM - Florian Marquardt: Neural networks discovering quantum error correction strategies

12:10 PM
1:30 PM
Photonic Session II

Chair: Harald Schwefel
1:30 PM - Li Ge: Non-Hermitian photonics based on quantum-inspired symmetries
2:05 PM - Marin Soljacic: Neural Networks in Photonics
2:40 PM - John Joannopoulos: Nanophotonics for Enhanced Survivability

3:15 PM
Conclusion Remarks
3:30 PM
Visits and Tours (sign up during the symposium)

Guided tour of the Quantum Laboratories in Becton Center by Spencer Diamond, Kyle Serniak and Shyam Shankar
Self guided tour of the Grove Street Cemetery (visit, amongst others, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Jr., Lars Onsager, or John Kirkwood)
Friendly soccer game organized by Doug Stone in Scantlebury Park at 139 Ashmun Street

Travel and Accommodation

To join your colleagues at the symposium, you can either take the train to New Haven Union Station (serviced by Amtrak, MetroNorth, and Shore Line East) or fly to New York’s nearby airports (JFK, LaGuardia or Newark) and take a shuttle or rent a car to New Haven. Flights are also possible to Hartford (BDL) which is 50 minutes north of New Haven, or directly to New Haven Tweed (NHV) via Philadelphia.

Symposium attendees benefits from a discounted rate of $154 per night at The New Haven Hotel (10-minute walk away from the Yale Quantum Institute). Book your accommodation before May 24, 2019 by calling 1-800-644-6835. Use the group code “Quantum19” in order to receive the group rate.


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