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.
- Online Seminar #7: About barren plateaus and quantum comlexityNadir 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 … Read more
- Online Seminar #6: Quantum magnonic devices: a flexible tool for quantu technologyCarlos 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 … Read more
- Online Seminar #5: Quantum-inspired solutions for privacy leaks in machine learningAlejandro 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 … Read more
- Online Seminar #4: Quantum nonlinear optics based on 2D Rydberg Atom ArrayDaniel Gonçalves (ICFO) We explore the combination of sub-wavelength, two-dimensional atomic arrays andRydberg interactions as a powerful platform to realize strong, coherent interactionsbetween individual photons with high fidelity. In particular, the spatial ordering of theatoms guarantees efficient atom-light interactions without the possibility of scatteringlight into unwanted directions, for example, allowing the array to … Read more
- Online Seminar #3: Co-Design quantum simulation algorithm of nanoscale NMRManuel G. Algaba (IQM & UAM) Quantum simulation has been one of the main topics of research in the realm of quantum technologies for years. In this talk, we will use it for modelling the hyperpolarization process on a nanodiamond, which can improve medical imaging. We will introduce the basics of hyperpolarization and … Read more
- Online Seminar #2: Squeezed lasingCarlos Sánchez-Muñoz (IFIMAC-UAM), Invited Speaker The laser, originally described to be as a “solution seeking a problem”, is now a ubiquitous piece of technology and arguably one of the most successful practical applications of quantum mechanics. The key property behind its success is its capability to provide high-intensity light with a narrow linewidth … Read more
- Online seminar #1: Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm for Bayesian network structure learningVicente P. Soloviev (UPM) Bayesian network structure learning is an NP-hard problem that has been faced by anumber of traditional approaches in recent decades. In this work, a specific type ofvariational quantum algorithm, the quantum approximate optimization algorithm, wasused to solve the Bayesian network structure learning problem. Our results showed thatthe quantum approximate … Read more