Workshop On Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks

The Center for Applied Quantum Science, a unit with in the Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Science at the University of Oregon will be hosting the first Annual Workshop on Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks at the University of Ulm in Ulm, Germany June 12-14th

The workshop will feature talks, tutorials, tours and and discussions among the consortium of researchers from the Universities of Oregon, Oxford, and Ulm, and Harvard University supported by funds from the John Templeton Foundation.

The workshop is by invitation only and will host over 30 researchers from around the world.

Information for Attendees:

Meeting Schedule

June 12

  • 7:30-9:00 - Hotel Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Check in at Building N27 On Ulm Campus
  • 9:30am - Opening: Raymer & Marcus
  • 10:00am -Progress Report: Raymer
  • 10:30am - Table Discussion
  • 11:00am - Progress Report: Marcus
  • 11:30am - Table Discussion (Assigned Seating 1)
  • 12:00-1:20pm - Lunch (provided by workshop)
  • 1:30pm - Progress Report: Anderson
  • 2:00pm - Table Discussion (Assigmed Seating 2)
  • 2:30pm - Progress Report: Briggs
  • 3:00pm - Table Discussion (Assigmed Seating 2)
  • 3:30pm - Coffee Break
  • 4:00-6:00 - Executive Session/Free time for non-PIs
  • 6:00-8:00 - Dinner at restaurant (provided by workshop)

June 13

  • 7:30-9:00 - Hotel Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Expert Talk: Erik Gauger (20 min)
  • 9:30am - Discussion
  • 10:00am - Expert Talk: Henry Wen (20 min)
  • 10:30am - Discussion
  • 11:00am - Cofee break
  • 11:30am - Student Talk: William Kedrick (15 min)
  • 12:00-1:20pm - Lunch (provided by workshop)
  • 1:30pm - Progress Report: Walmsley
  • 2:00pm - Table Discussion (Assigned seating 3)
  • 2:30pm - Progress Report: Plenio
  • 3:00pm - Table Discussion (Assigned seating 3)
  • 3:30pm  - Poster Session with Cofee
  • 5:00-7:00pm - Walking Tour at Ulm Munster
  • 7:00pm - Dinner

June 14th

  • 7:30-9:00 - Hotel Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Expert Talk: George Knee (20 min)
  • 9:30am - Student Talk: Loni Kringle (15 minutes)
  • 10:00am - Discussion/Coffee Break
  • 10:30am - Student Talk: Nicolas Sawaya (15 minutes)
  • 11:00am -  Student Talk: Jakub Sowa (15 minutes)
  • 11:30am -  Discussion
  • 12:00-1:20pm - Lunch (provided by workshop)
  • 1:30pm - Outcomes
  • 2:00pm - Planning 2-way collaborations
  • 2:30pm - Outcomes
  • 3:00pm - Planning 2-way collaborations
  • 3:30pm  - Outcomes
  • 4:00pm -  Planning 2-way collaborations
  • 4:30pm -  Outcomes
  • 5:00pm - Planning 2-way collaborations
  • 5:30pm - Open Time
  • 6:00pm - Dinner


Alejandro Somoza Jaemin Lim Susana Huelga
Andrea Mattioni Jan Mol William Kendrick
Andrew Briggs Jonathon Lavoie George Knee
Andy Marcus Joshua Nunn Jakub Sowa
Animesh Datta Lapo Bogani Jennifer Le Roy
Brian Smith Loni Kringle Julia Widom
Brian Smith Martin Plenio Leonardo Pachon (cancelled)
Doran Bennet Michael Bösen Pascal Gehring
Eric Gauger Michael Raymer Ish Dhand
Fabio Mascherpa Morrison Christopher  
Harry Anderson Nicolas Sawaya  
Henry Wen Pernille Bols  
Ian Walmsley Steve Kolthammer  



Accommodations for guests of the workshop will be provided by the Ibis Hotel in Ulm the nights of June 11-14th. To reserve your logings, please contact the meeting coordinator Gerlinde Walliser no later than May 29th.  The cost of lodgings will be paid by the conference organizers.


The workshop will take place at Ulm University in the Forschungsgebäude N27 building. Directions for how to reach the University by bus are attached here. Maps of the campus with the meeting and hotel locations are also attached here.

Stuttgart airport is about 1-1.5 hours by train. The Munich airport is about 2-2.5 hours by train and the Frankfurt airport is about 3 hours by train. There is also a small airport in Memmingen about 1 hour away from Ulm.


Travel Reimbursements

Workshop participants may be eligible for reimbursement of all or a portion of their travel costs. Travellers should obtain original receipts for expenses (excluding meals and taxis). Reimbursements will be processed through the University of Oregon. US citizens who are not employees of the University of Oregon will neet to supply a completed substitute W-9 form along with original receipts. Non-US citizens who are not employees of the University of Oregon must supply a completed W-8 form along with original receipts.

Questions about travel reimbursements should be directed to Brandy Todd (541) 346-4313. Questions about the scientific content of the conference should be directed to Professor Andrew Marcus.