SQMS Quantum for Science - March 2024 (London)

Andrew Casey, Paolo Franchini (Royal Holloway University of London - Lancaster University)

SQMS Quantum for Science 

SQMS will be hosting a 3-day meeting to discuss science and opportunities for joint activities between UK and US scientists in the areas of superconducting devices, quantum computing and quantum sensing for fundamental physics. The meeting is funded by the UKRI programme "Quantum for science – scientific exchange visits".

Meeting: 20th - 22nd March 2024 (London)



Day 1: Facilities for rare event searches and ultra-quiet
environments for quantum benchmarking (Underground, ULT, Low radiogenic background), Co-chairs Anna Grassellino (Fermilab) and Andrew Casey (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Day 2: Superconducting Qubits & resonators: materials & sources of decoherence, Co-chairs James Sauls (LSU) and Sebastian de Graaf (National Physical Laboratory, UK)

Day 3: QTFP approaches to Dark Matter Searches, Co-chairs Jocelyn Monroe (University of Oxford) and Roni Harnik (Fermilab)



The workshop will be hosted in London at:

Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, Westminster, London SW1Y 5DG, The Home of The Royal Academy of Engineering.



Suggested nearby accommodations...

  • Thistle London Trafalgar Square, https://www.thistle.com/trafalgar-square
  • Thistle London Piccadilly,              https://www.thistle.com/piccadilly
  • Travel Lodge in Covent Garden, https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/318/London-Central-Covent-Garden-hotel?sb=0
  • Premier Inn Covent Garden https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/greater-london/london/hub-london-covent-garden.html?cid=GLBC_LONSTM



    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Morning Bakery 30m

      Pastries, tea, coffee

    • 9:30 AM 11:10 AM
      Day 2, session 1
      Convener: Sebastian de Graaf (NPL)
      • 9:30 AM
        Understanding and eliminating materials sources of decoherence in superconducting qubits 25m
        Speaker: Akshay Murthy (Fermilab)
      • 9:55 AM
        Tileable 3D-integrated superconducting circuits 25m
        Speaker: Peter Leek (Oxford)
      • 10:20 AM
        Alternating-Bias Assisted Annealing of JJs for Transmons 20m
        Speaker: David Pappas (Rigetti)
      • 10:40 AM
        Electron-beam annealing of Josephson junctions for frequency tuning of quantum processors 25m
        Speaker: Connor Shelly (Oxford Quantum Circuits)
    • 11:10 AM 11:35 AM
      Mid-Morning Break 25m

      Tea, Coffee,seasonal fruit

    • 11:35 AM 12:50 PM
      Day 2, session 2
      Convener: Tobias Lindstrom (NPL)
      • 11:35 AM
        Quasiparticles vs TLS 25m
        Speaker: Lara Faoro (Google)
      • 12:00 PM
        A theory for quasiparticle dissipation generated by embedded two-level tunneling atoms 25m
        Speaker: James Sauls (LSU)
      • 12:25 PM
        Quasiparticle dynamics in on-chip superconducting microwave resonator arrays at single photon regime for hybrid quantum circuits 25m
        Speaker: Kaveh Delfanazari (University of Glasgow)
    • 12:50 PM 2:10 PM
      Lunch 1h 20m
    • 2:10 PM 3:25 PM
      Day 2, session 3
      Convener: Malcolm Connolly (Imperial)
      • 2:10 PM
        Investigating Electronic Properties of Materials for Superconducting Qubits through Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy Studies 25m
        Speaker: Maria Iavarone (Temple University)
      • 2:35 PM
        Imaging single TLS defects in live quantum circuits using scanning gate microscopy 25m
        Speaker: Riju Banerjee (National Physical Laboratory)
      • 3:00 PM
        Cooling, noise mitigation, and decoherence in quantum circuits immersed in a quantum fluid bath 25m
        Speaker: John Saunders (Royal Holloway, University of London)
    • 3:25 PM 3:45 PM
      Afternoon Break 20m
    • 3:45 PM 5:00 PM
      Day 2, session 4
      Convener: James Sauls (LSU)
      • 3:45 PM
        Simulating interactions between a qubit and a resonant two-level system bath 25m
        Speaker: Yaniv Rosen (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
      • 4:10 PM
        Characterisation of a 3D aluminium cavity for the QSHS experiments 25m
        Speaker: Yuri Pashkin (Lancaster University)
      • 4:35 PM
        Experience with TLS effect on the quality factor in 3D SRF Cavities 25m
        Speaker: Alexander Romanenko (Fermilab)