PYSQT is the PhD and Young Scientists in Quantum Technologies Network (PYSQT), an initiative aimed at promoting online and in-person activities where early stage scientists, such as PhD students and young postdocs, can meet and discuss about their work.

PYSQT organizes monthly online seminars, where young scientists can present their work in a friendly environment, and where invited senior researchers give broad reviews on different topics on Quantum Science and Technology.

If you want to present your work in a PYSQT seminar, please fill our resistration and proposals form. For any further question, or if you want to engage the organizing committee of the network, you can contact us through Twitter.

Latest Events

  • Online seminar #14: Magnetism in the 2D limit
    Dorye L. Esteras (ICMol) The exfoliation of graphene down to the monolayer limit opened a new field of science based on infinitely thin materials. Encouraged by these findings, several efforts have been made in order to bring magnetism into the 2-dimensional (2D) limit. Despite the predictions of Mermin-Wagner theorem, these systems have magnetic…
  • Online seminar #13: Quantum impurity problems: from quantum optics to condensed matter physics
    Miguel Bello (MPQ) Setups of quantum emitters coupled to structured baths have gained more and more attention in recent years, as they constitute a versatile platform where one can test and explore unconventional quantum optics, or even use them for some quantum information processing or quantum simulation. From a broader point of view,…
  • Online seminar #12: From NISQ to Quantum Chaos: The Stochastic Operator VarianceOnline seminar #12:
    Pablo Martínez-Azcona (University of Luxemburg) The study of chaotic behavior in the quantum realm is now at an exciting crossroads, connecting in a unique way quantum information, high energy physics, statistical mechanics and even pure math. We will begin this seminar with a broad introduction to the field of Quantum Chaos, giving particular…
  • Online seminar #11: QML for optimization via variational algorithms & coordinate transformations
    Pablo Bermejo (DIPC-Multiverse Computing) We are currently experiencing the era of NISQ (Noise Intermediate Scale Quantum) devices. This means that there is still an uncertain near-term future for fields such as quantum computing, which completely relies on quantum hardware that is not yet capable of delivering the required performance to achieve game-changer applications.…
  • Online Seminar #10: Variational waveguide-QED quantum simulators
    Cristián Tabares (CSIC-IFF) Quantum computers and simulators are expected to provide new ways to study the properties ofcomplex quantum circuits. Since they are still prone to errors in the calculations, Variational Quantum Algorithms (VQAs) have emerged as a possible practical way to exploit current state-of-the-art quantum devices. These algorithms propose using a classical…
  • Online Seminar #9: Spin qubits in quantum dots
    Virginia N. Ciriano Tejel (Quantum motion) Silicon has become one of the leading platforms for quantum computation, having demonstrated qubits with long coherence times and high fidelity operations. Moreover, the similarities between silicon quantum dots and transistors give hope for mass production of qubits easily integrable with control electronics.  This seminar will go…
  • Online Seminar #8: Benchmarking the role of particle statistics in quantum reservoir computing
    Guillem Llodrà (IFISC UIB-CSIC) Quantum reservoir computing is a neuro-inspired machine learning approach harnessingthe rich dynamics of quantum systems to solve temporal tasks. It has gathered attentionfor its suitability for NISQ devices, for easy and fast trainability, and for potentialquantum advantage. Although several types of systems have been proposed as quantumreservoirs, differences arising…
  • Online Seminar #7: About barren plateaus and quantum comlexity
    Nadir Samos Sáenz de Buruaga (INMA) I will review the barren plateaus (BPs) issue in the field of variational quantum algorithms(VQA) with a particular focus on those generated by an excess of randomness, providingan accessible introduction to the topic. I will also show that restricting the entanglementof the states seems not to be…
  • Online Seminar #6: Quantum magnonic devices: a flexible tool for quantu technology
    Carlos González-Ballestero (Institute of theoretical physics – U Insbruck) Despite its tremendous success, microwave-based quantum technology has limitations that couldbe solved by a hybrid approach, i. e. by interfacing microwaves with another degree of freedomwith complementary properties. Spin waves in ferromagnets, and their quanta magnons, are idealcandidates as they show tuneable spectrum and…
  • Online Seminar #5: Quantum-inspired solutions for privacy leaks in machine learning
    Alejandro Pozas-Kerstjens (ICMAT) Vast amounts of data are routinely processed in machine learning pipelines, every time coveringmore aspects of our interactions with the world. However, the quest for performance is leavingother important aspects, such as privacy, on the side. For example, when the models processingthe data are made public, is the safety of…

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