Dear colleagues,
It is a pleasure for us to invite you all to the upcoming meeting on quantum computation taking place on Friday, September 22nd at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, on the occasion of the creation of the Quantum Computing Group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).
The meeting will consist of informal talks and scientific discussions among those of us who are interested in quantum computing and quantum annealing, as well as closely connected areas –error correction, quantum control, etc.–
The event is co-organized by BSC-UB and the Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF-CSIC, Madrid), and has the support of RICE ( Therefore, a reasonable amount of travel support will be possible for those coming further away from Barcelona.
If you are interested, you can email [email protected] with your information and possible contribution, as well as an estimate of your travel costs, in case you request funding from the network.

Preliminary program:

 Introduction to Quantum Computation
 José Ignacio Latorre (UB)

 A Barcelona Quantum Processor
 Pol Forn-Díaz (BSC)


 Review of applied quantum algorithms

 Artur García-Sáez (BSC)

 Photon-mediated Ising models in superconducting circuits
 Juanjo García-Ripoll, Manuel Pino (IFF-CSIC)

 Topology and many-body phases in synthetic lattices

 Alessio Celi (ICFO)
 Visit MareNostrum


 Running quantum algorithms on the IBM Quantum Experience
 Daniel Alsina (UB)

 Doing Number Theory with a Quantum Computer
 Germán Sierra (IFT-CSIC)


 Quantum annealing for the number-partitioning problem with trapped ions
 Bruno Juliá (UB)


 Quantum Technologies in the QUTIS group, Bilbao
 Enrique Rico (UPV)

 Trustworthy quantum simulators showing a quantum speed-up
 Juan Bermejo-Vega (Freie U. Berlin)

If you are interested in attending, please confirm your assistance. Confirmed participants:
  •  Antonio Acín (ICFO)
  •  Marc Almendros (Keysight)
  •  Daniel Alsina (UB)
  •  Lluís Ametller (UPC)
  •  Juan Bermejo-Vega (Freie U. Berlin)
  •  Pau Cabré (Metempsy)
  •  Víctor Canivell (QWA)
  •  Rubén Cañadas Rodríguez (BSC)
  •  Stefano Carraza (CERN)
  •  José María Cela (BSC)
  •  Alessio Celi (ICFO)
  •  Alba Cervera-Lierta (BSC)
  •  Pol Forn-Díaz (BSC)
  •  Stefano Forte (U. Milano)
  •  Francisco J. Gálvez Ramírez (IBM)
  •  Juanjo García-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)
  •  Artur García-Sáez (BSC)
  •  Christian Gogolin (ICFO)
  •  Andrés Gómez (CESGA)
  •  Alberto Guffanti (University of Torino)
  •  Muntsa Guilleumas (UB)
  •  Bruno Juliá (UB)
  •  José Ignacio Latorre (UB)
  •  Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO)
  •  Luis Martín Moreno (U. Zaragoza)
  •  Ferran Martínez (Entanglement Partners)
  •  Josep Maria Martorell (BSC)
  •  Javier Mas (U. Santiago)
  •  Jordi Mompart (UAB)
  •  Sam Mugel (Groundstate consulting)
  •  Pere Mujal (UB)
  •  Ramon Muñoz Tapia (IFQ)
  •  Germán Navarro (UPC)
  •  Adrián Parra (UPV)
  •  Manuel Pino (IFF-CSIC)
  •  Artur Polls (UB)
  •  Gonzalo Recio (UPC)
  •  Rossend Rey (UPC)
  •  Enrique Rico (UPV)
  •  Arnau Riera (ICFO)
  •  Gemma Rius (IMB-CNM, CSIC)
  •  Oscar Sala (Entanglement Partners)
  •  Eduardo Sánchez Burillo (U. Zaragoza)
  •  Germán Sierra (IFT-CSIC)
  •  Michal Zasadzinski (UPC)
  •  Miguel Zavala (BSC)
  •  David Zueco (U. Zaragoza)
  •  Karol Zyczkowski (U. Krakow)
The event will take place at the “Sala de juntas del rectorado de la UPC” (marked by a star on the map). The easiest way to get there is to take the subway, green line (L3) and stop at Palau Reial. From there it is a 5 minute walk. The building is located inside a fenced area, right next to a pool. The fence is always open from C/ Jordi Girona.


José Ignacio Latorre
Pol Forn-Díaz
Juanjo García-Ripoll