2018 Workshop On Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks

The Center for Applied Quantum Science, a unit within the Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular, and Quantum Sciences at the University of Oregon will be hosting the 3rd Annual Workshop on Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks at the

University of Oregon, July 1-3, 2018.

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

The workshop is by invitation only and will host over 25 researchers from around the world.

Information for Attendees:

Meeting Schedule

June 30

  • 6:00-7:30pm – Check in (Global Scholars Hall)

July 1

  •  7:30-9:00am – Breakfast (at Gerlinger Hall)

  • 9:00am – Check in to workshop (Gerlinger Hall)

  •  9:30am - Introduction: Raymer & Marcus

  • 10:00am – Progress Report: Raymer

  • 10:30am - Table Discussion (Assigned seating 1)

  • 11:00am – Progress Report: Marcus

  • 11:30am - Table Discussion (Assigned seating 1)

  • 12:00-1:30pm - Lunch (Catered)

  • 1:30pm - Progress Report & Discussion: Kendrick (assigned seating 2)

  • 2:00pm - Progress Report & Discussion: Benet (assigned seating 2)

  • 2:30pm - Progress Report: Briggs

  • 3:00pm - Table Discussion (Assigned seating 2)

  • 3:30pm – Discussion/Coffee

  • 4:00-6:00pm – Executive Session - PI's only
  • Free time for non-PIs 

  • 6:00-8:30 – Banquet & Tour (University of Oregon Art Museum: Jordan Schnitzer Museum)
  • Accommodations

July 2

  • 7:30-9:00 – Breakfast (at Gerlinger Hall)

  • 9:00am - Expert Talk (20 min): Erik Gauger

  • 9:30am - Discussion

  • 10:00am - Expert Talk (20 min): Henry Wen

  • 10:30am - Discussion

  • 11:00am - Expert Talk (20 min): Jonathan Lavoie

  • 11:30am - Discussion

  • 12:00-1:30pm - Lunch (catered)

  • 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 - Networking and Poster Session (on-site, with Coffee)
  • 6:00pm – Dinner (on own)
  • Bach festival (on own)
  • Accommodations

July 3

  • 7:30-9:00 – Breakfast (at Gerlinger Hall)

  • 9:00am - Expert Talk (20 min): Animesh Datta

  • 9:30am - Expert Talk (20 min): Amr Tamimi

  • 10:00am - Discussion/Coffee Break

  • 10:30am - Expert Talk (20 min): Julia Widom

  • 11:00am -  Expert Talk (20 min): Susana Huelga

  • 11:30am -  Discussion

  • 12:00-1:20pm - Lunch (catered)

  • 1:30pm - Optional student talks

  • 2:00pm - Optional student talks

  • 2:30pm - Optional student talks

  • 3:00pm - Optional student talks

  • 3:30pm - Lab tours

  • 4:00pm -  Lab tours

  • 4:30pm -  Lab tours

  • 5:00pm - Walking tour along river to Rose Garden

  • 5:30pm - Optional bus to Rose Garden meetup

  • 7:00pm – Dinner (Restaurant): Hop Valley
  • Accommodations


Alejandro Somoza

Ian Walmsley

Andrea Mattioni

Jonathon Lavoie

Andrew Briggs

Joshua Nunn

Andy Marcus

Loni Kringle

Animesh Datta

Martin Plenio

Brian Smith

Michael Raymer

Charalambros Evangelli

Pernille Bols

Chris Morrison

Susana Huelga

Dominic Rouse

William Kendrick

Doran Bennett

Jakub Sowa

Eric Gauger

Amr Tamini

Henry Wen

Julia Widom

Tiemo Landes

Perry Rice

Cody Leary




Accommodations for guests of the workshop will be provided at Global Scholars Hall at the University of Oregon, the nights of June 30 – July 3. To make changes to your lodgings, please contact the meeting coordinator no later than May 31th.  Guests whose travel requires them to arrive on June 29 may be accommodated, as well.  The cost of lodgings will be paid by the conference organizers.


Global Scholars Hall is located at: 1600 E. 15th Avenue, Eugene (on the University of Oregon campus)

It is just a short walk from Gerlinger Hall, where the conference will be taking place.



Breakfast, Lunch, and coffee breaks will be provided by Campus Catering each day of the Workshop.  Please contact Jorjie Arden as soon as possible with detailed dietary restrictions or other necessary accomodations.  Banquet will be hosted the first evening of the workshop (July 1), catered by Marche Restaurant.  Dinner will be on your own the second evening (July 2).  We would like to recommend you consider purchasing tickets to the Oregon Bach Festival.  For your convenience, we have included a recommended list of restaurant options around Eugene: Recommendations.  The third evening we have reserved seating at Hop Valley Brewing.


The workshop will take place in the Lounge at Gerlinger Hall, 1526 University St.,  on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon.

The Eugene Airport (EUG) is located approximately 16 miles from the University of Oregon.  Ground transportation includes OmniShuttle and Taxi.  Uber and Lyft are not available ridesharing services in Eugene at this time.  Portland International Airport (PDX) is approximately 125 miles from Eugene.Travel Reimbursements

Workshop participants may be eligible for reimbursement of all or a portion of their travel costs. Travelers 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 need 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  Jorjie Arden (541) 346-4528. Questions about the scientific content of the conference should be directed to Professor Andrew Marcus