2022 Chicago Quantum Summit

November 14-15, 2022

Description: This fifth annual Summit provided opportunities to hear leaders in quantum information science and engineering who are at the forefront of - and defining - this emerging field across industry, government, and academia. The Summit included the 2022 Quantum Creators Prize Symposium to promote early-career researchers working in new directions of quantum science.

Location: David Rubenstein Forum, 1201 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637

Time (CST) Event Speaker(s)
8:45 – 9:30 AM Registration & Breakfast  
9:30 – 9:35 AM Program Welcome Paul Alivisatos, President, University of Chicago
9:35 – 9:45 AM Opening Remarks David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne; Director, Chicago Quantum Exchange
9:45 -10:15 AM Keynote  Anne Matsuura, Director of Quantum Applications & Architecture, Intel Labs
10:15 – 10:45 AM Keynote  Simone Severini, Director of Quantum Computing, Amazon Web Services; Professor of Physics of Information, University College London 
10:45 – 11:00 AM Break 

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Panel  Paul Alivisatos, President, University of Chicago; Supratik Guha, Senior Scientist/Senior Advisor to Physical Sciences and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory and Professor, Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; Robert Jones, Chancellor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Lia Merminga, Director, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Moderated by Jonathan Felbinger, Deputy Director, Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch  
1:30 – 2:30 PM Panel Kenneth Brown, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, Duke University; Co-PI, NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation; Greg Engel, Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; Director, NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Quantum Sensing in Biophysics and Bioengineering (QuBBE); Moderator: Elizabeth Goldschmidt, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break  
2:45 – 3:15 PM Keynote Nadia Carlsten, Vice President of Product, SandboxAQ
3:15 – 3:45 PM Keynote Jean-Luc Cambier, Program Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense
3:45 – 5:00 PM Reception CQE Member and Partner Poster Session

Chicago Quantum Summit Public Event: Building a Quantum Secure Future in Chicago  

Location: Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

Time   Event Speaker(s)
5:30 PM Doors Open  
6:00 PM Lecture Marco Pistoia, Managing Director, Distinguished Engineer, and Head Global Technology Applied Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
6:20 PM Fireside Chat and Moderated Q&A Marco Pistoia, Managing Director, Distinguished Engineer, and Head Global Technology Applied Research, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Mirella Koleva, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantopticon; David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne; Director, Chicago Quantum Exchange; Moderator: Jeanne Whalen, Global Business Reporter, Washington Post 
7:00 PM Event Ends  

Location: David Rubenstein Forum, 1201 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637

Time (CST) Event Speaker(s)
8:15 – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast  
9:00 – 9:05 AM Day 2 Program Welcome David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago; Senior Scientist, Argonne; Director, Chicago Quantum Exchange
9:05 – 9:35 AM Keynote Barbara Helland, Associate Director of the Office of Science's Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), Department of Energy 
9:35 – 11:15 AM 

Quantum Creators

Session 1: Correlations, Entanglement, and Metrology

Victoria Xu, Postdoc, MIT; Xin Zheng, Postdoc, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Abhinav Deshpande, Postdoc, California Institute of Technology; Aaron Young, PhD student, University of Colorado Boulder  
11:15 – 11:30 AM  Break  
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote Sean L. Jones, Assistant Director for the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 – 2:40 PM

Quantum Creators

Session 2: Novel Quantum Materials

Zhurun Ji, Postdoc, Stanford University; Jens Hertkorn, PhD student, University of Stuttgart; Anuva Aishwarya, PhD student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Kyle Seyler, Postdoc, California Institute of Technology  
2:40 – 2:55 PM Break  
3:00 – 5:00 PM

Quantum Creators

Session 3: Quantum Information and Networks

Chris Anderson, Postdoc, Stanford University; Yihui Quek, Postdoc, Freie Universität Berlin; Colin Lualdi, PhD student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

In-person attendance is by invitation only and is non-transferable.

Virtual participation is broadly available. 

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Confirmed speakers include: 

Paul Alivisatos

President, University of Chicago

Kenneth Brown

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Co-PI of NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation

Nadia Carlsten

Vice President of Product, Sandbox AQ

Greg Engel

Professor of Chemistry, The Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, The James Franck Institute and the College at UChicago; Director, NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Quantum Sensing in Biophysics and Bioengineering (QuBBE)

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Robert J. Jones

Chancellor, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign

Sean L. Jones

Assistant Director for the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation

Mirella Koleva

CEO & Co-founder, Quantopticon

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Anne Matsuura

Director of Quantum & Molecular Technologies, Intel Labs

Lia Merminga

Director, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Marco Pistoia

Managing Director, Distinguished Engineer, and Head of Global Technology Applied Research Center, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

Geri Richmond

 Under Secretary for Science and Innovation, Department of Energy (DOE)

Simone Severini

Director, Quantum Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS); Professor of Physics of Information, University College London (UCL)

Jeanne Whalen

Global Business Reporter, Washington Post 

Transportation: 

  • The 2022 Chicago Quantum Summit is taking place at Friedman Hall in the David Rubenstein Forum, 1201 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 
  • For public transportation information, recommended shuttle/limousine/taxi services, and driving directions click here

Parking:

  • Street parking is an option, both in the blocks around the Forum and along the Midway 
  • There is a free parking lot several blocks east at the corner of E. 60th Street and S. Stony Island
  • Visitor parking lots include Young, Chapin, Dorchester, and Campus North (Ellis) Garage 
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The Chicago Quantum Exchange also hosted a free Chicago Quantum Summit Public Event: Building a Quantum Secure Future in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center on November 14 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM CT. 

Questions regarding the event can be directed quantum@uchicago.edu.

The Chicago Quantum Summit is organized by the Chicago Quantum Exchange. View past summits here

 

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