1st Workshop on Molecular Quantum Technology

December 16 – 20, Puerto Natales, Chile

MQT 2019 Program

Monday, Dec. 16

  • 18:00 – 19:00:   Reception at The Singular Patagonia 

Tuesday, Dec. 17

  • 09:00 – 09:20 :  Workshop opening
  • 09:20 – 10:00 :  Sandrine Heutz, Imperial College London, “Engineering Molecular Materials for Quantum Applications“. 
  • 10:00 – 10:40 :  Coffee Break
  • 10:40 – 11:20 :  Edward Laird, Lancaster University, “Molecular Clocks and Single-Electron Oscillators Transitions: Measuring Time and Motion in Carbon Nanostructures“. 
  • 11:20 – 12:00 :  Chung-Jui Yu, Northwestern University, “A Molecular Approach to Quantum Information Science“.
  • 12:00 – 12:20 :  Daniel Aravena, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, “A First Principles Model for Tunneling Demagnetization in Single-Molecule Magnets“.
  • 12:20 – 14:00 :  Lunch Break
  • 14:00 – 14:20 :  Gustavo Lima, Universidad de Concepción, “Multi-port Beamsplitters based on Multi-Core Optical Fibers for High-Dimensional Device-Independent Quantum Information Processing“. 
  • 14:20 – 15:00 :  Juan José García-Ripoll, Institute for Fundamental Physics IFF-CSIC, “Qubit-Photon Corner States and Other Ultrastrong Coupling Physics“.
  • 15:00 – 15:40 :  Coffee Break
  • 15:40 – 16:20 :  Shaul Mukamel, University of California Irvine, “Ultrafast Multidimensional Spectroscopy and Imaging of Molecules with X-Ray, Quantum, and Noisy Light“. 
  • 16:20 – 17:00 :  Leonardo Pachón, Universidad de Antioquia, “Classical Mimicking of Quantum Cavity Chemistry Electrodynamics“.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

  • 08:20 – 09:00 :  Eric Bittner, University of Houston, “Probing Many-Body Interactions with Entangled Photons“. 
  • 09:00 – 09:40 :  Markus Raschke, JILA-University of Colorado Boulder, “Tip-Enhanced Strong Coupling: Broadband Room Temperature Nano-Cavity QED with Single Emitters“.
  • 09:40 – 10:00 :  Jeffrey Owrutsky, US Naval Research Laboratory, “Vibration-Cavity Polariton Dynamics“.
  • 10:00 – 10:40 :  Coffee Break
  • 10:40 – 11:20 :  Blake Simpkins, US Naval Research Laboratory, “Strong Vibrational Coupling for Chemical Control and Optical Modulation“.
  • 11:20 – 12:00 :  Javier Aizpurua, Center for Materials Physics CSIC-UPV-EHU, “Addressing Atomic-Scale Resolution and Nonlinear Effects in Plasmon-Enhanced Molecular Spectroscopy“.
  • 12:00 – 12:20 :  Johan Triana, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, “Permanent Dipoles Drive the Dynamics of Anharmonic Vibrational Polaritons: A Numerically Exact Approach“. 
  • 12:20 – 14:00 :  Lunch Break
  • 14:00 – 14:40 :  Andrew Musser, Cornell University, “Manipulating Molecules with Strong Light-Matter Coupling“.
  • 14:40 – 15:00 :  Florian Le Roux, University of Oxford, “Tuning Coincident Ultrastrong- and Strong-Coupling Interactions via Molecular Geometry Control in Polymer Microcavities“. 
  • 15:00 – 15:40 :  Coffee Break 
  • 15:40 – 17:00 :  MQT Poster Session

Thursday, Dec. 19

  • 08:20 – 09:00 :  Kyle Matsuda, JILA-University of Colorado Boulder, “A Degenerate Fermi Gas of Polar Molecules“. 
  • 09:00 – 09:20 :  Jeremy Young, JQI-University of Maryland, “Quantum Many-Body Gates, Fast State Transfer, and Nondestructive Cooling Using Dipole-Dipole Interactions”.
  • 09:20 – 09:40 :  Victor Albert, IQIMCalifornia Institute of Technology, “Robust Encoding of a Qubit in a Molecule“.
  • 09:40 – 10:00 :  David Wellnitz, University of Strasbourg-CNRS, “Molecular Formation in a Cavity Using Collective and Dissipative Effects“.  
  • 10:20 – 10:40 : Coffee BreakWORKSHOP PICTURE
  • 10:40 – 11:00 : Philipp Schindler, University of Innsbruck, “Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy with Single Molecular Ions“. 
  • 11:00 – 11:20 : Vanessa Olaya, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, “Long-Range Interaction between Rydberg Atoms and Polar Diatomic Molecules“.
  • 11:20 – 11:40 : Giacomo Bighin, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, “Far-From-Equilibrium Dynamics of Molecules in 4He Nanodroplets: a Quasiparticle Perspective“. 
  • 11:40 – 12:00 : Johannes Schachenmayer, University of Strasbourg-CNRS, “The Fate of Anderson Localization Under Strong Coupling“.
  • 12:00 – 12:20 : Jorge Campos-Gonzalez-Angulo, University of California San Diego, “Catalytic Effects of Vibrational Polaritons in Electron Transfer“. 
  • 12:20 – 14:00 : Lunch Break 
  • 14:00 – 14:20 : Special Seminar – Sonia Wolff, Office of Naval Research Global, “Introduction to the Office of Naval Research Global Worldwide and its Funding Opportunities“.
  • 14:20 – 15:00 : K. Birgitta Whaley, University of California Berkeley, “Understanding the Quantum Efficiency of Light Harvesting Photosynthetic Systems One Photon at a Time“.
  • 15:00 – 15:40 : Coffee Break
  • 15:40 – 16:20 : Regina deVivie-Riedle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, “Photostability of Uracil Affected by Shaped Light“.
  • 16:20 – 17:00 : Francis Spano, Temple University, “The Prospects of Exciton Band Shape Engineering in Organic Materials: Perylene Diimide-Based Hj- and hJ-Aggregates“. 

Friday, Dec. 20

  • 08:40 – 09:20 :  Chris Giebink, Penn State University, “Charged Polaritons in Organic Semiconductors“.
  • 09:20 – 10:00 :  Stephane Kena-Cohen, Polytechnique Montreal, “Manipulating Light and Matter using Strong Light-Matter Coupling“.
  • 10:00 – 10:40 :  Tomasz J. Antosiewicz, University of Warsaw, “Strong Plasmon-Molecule Coupling on Nanoscale Revealed by First-Principles Modeling“.
  • 10:40 – 10:50 :   Workshop Closing 
  • 10:50 – 11:30 :   Coffee Break