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Quantum for Science Day 2023, November 2

November 2, 2023

NERSC is proud to host a 2023 Quantum for Science Day. This full-day hybrid (in-person as well as virtual) event will offer a broad spectrum of speakers from industry and academia that will cover a wide range of topics in quantum information science (QIS). The program includes a tutorial on running GPU-accelerated quantum simulations on Perlmutter, covers novel developments in the open-source quantum software stack, and provides a discussion on synergies between HPC centers and quantum vendors. Finally, Quantum for Science Day will provide a forum to highlight the novel science results enabled by the QIS@Perlmutter program that awarded more than 250,000 GPU node hours in 2023.


(All times are Pacific Daylight Time/UTC-7)

Title Speaker Time
Coffee & Bagels   8:30 a.m. (30 min)
Welcome and Opening Remarks Richard Gerber, Sudip Dosanjh 9:00 a.m. (10 min)
Introduction to Quantum@NERSC Katie Klymko, Daan Camps, Neil Mehta, Ermal Rrapaj 9:10 a.m. (10 min)
QIS talk 1 Ed Younis (LBL) 9:20 a.m. (15 min)

QIS talk 2

Ang Li (PNNL) 9:35 a.m. (15 min)

Coffee Break

  9:50 a.m (10 min)
Panel Discussion

Shinjae Yoo (BNL), Ang Li (PNNL), Kathleen Hamilton (ORNL), Norm Tubman (NASA), Andrew Baczewski (Sandia), Kristin Beck (LLNL), Sofia Quaglioni (LLNL)

Moderator: Kasra Nowrouzi (LBL)

10:00 a.m. (75 min)
QuEra Pedro Lopes 11:15 a.m. (30 min)
IBM Oles Shtanko 11:45 a.m. (30 min)
Lunch break   12:15 p.m. (45 min)
QIS talk 3 Liang Tan (LBL) 1:00 p.m. (15 min)
QIS talk 4 Nicolas Sawaya (Intel) 1:15 p.m. (15 min)
Xanadu: Pennylane Tutorial Catalina Albornoz 1:30 p.m. (60 min)
Quantinuum Mike Foss-Feig 2:30 p.m. (30 min)
Coffee Break   3:00 (5 min)
Nvidia: CUDA Quantum Tutorial Pooja Rao 3:05 p.m. (120 min)
Closing remarks
  5:05 p.m. (5 min)


In-person registration is closed. Please contact the organizers for free zoom information after October 31st.

Presentation Materials

The CUDA Quantum tutorial is available here.


The members of the organizing committee for Quantum for Science Day 2023 are as follows (in alphabetical order by last name):