Summer School

Purpose: A series of lectures given by experts in the field on a variety of quantum simulation topics, including experimental platforms, analog or NISQ approaches, and future fault-tolerant strategies. This summer school is structured to provide PhD students and postdocs working in a quantum field with a strong overview of quantum simulation.

Dates: Thursday, August 3 to Saturday, August 5, 2023

Location: Telluride Conference Center, 580 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village, CO 81435

Registration: There is no registration fee for the summer school but attendance is limited. Please complete the registration process using the link below to submit your interest in attending. We will review each application and respond separately via email to update you on the outcome of the review process, including if we are able to offer you attendance and if any partial travel support can be provided. Please do not make any travel plans until you receive a confirmation. This procedure applies only to the summer school due to limited attendance.


  • Day 1 – Experimental Platforms for Quantum Science
  • Day 2 – Experiment meets Theory: Analog / Digital Quantum Simulation
  • Day 3 – Theory: Error Correction and Digital Methods

Invited Lecturers:

  • Ken Brown (Duke)
  • Isaac Chuang (MIT)
  • Nathan Fitzpatrick (Quantinuum)
  • Chris Monroe (Duke)
  • Rob Schoelkopf (Yale)
  • Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck)

Graduate/postdoc organizing committee:

  • Eleanor Crane, Postdoc, UMD
  • Jahan Claes, Postdoc, Yale
  • Mingyu Kang, Student, Duke
  • Yingyue Zhu, Student, UMD
  • Jeronimo Martinez, Student, Princeton
  • Jeff Thompson, Faculty Advisor, Princeton

Staff organizing committee:

  • Kuljeet Kaur, UMD
  • Emily Mercurio, UMD


Day 1: Thursday, August 3, 2023

TopicStart TimeEnd TimeDuration
Lecture – Experimental Platforms: Rydberg
(including break)
9:00 am10:30 am1.5 hours
Break10:30 am11:00 am30 minutes
Lecture – Experimental Platforms: Superconducting
(including break)
11:00 am12:30 pm1.5 hours
Lunch12:30 pm2:00 pm1.5 hours
Lecture – Experimental Platforms: Ion Traps
(including break)
2:00 pm3:30 pm1.5 hours
Workshop / problem-set sessions3:30 pm5:00 pm1.5 hours
Networking activity: open time5:00 pm7:00 pm2 hours

Day 2: Friday, August 4, 2023

TopicStart TimeEnd TimeDuration
Lecture – Experiment meets Theory: Digital Quantum
Simulation (including break)
8:30 am10:30 am2 hours
Break10:30 am11:00 am30 minutes
Lecture – Experiment meets Theory: Analog Quantum
Simulation (including break)
11:00 am1:00 pm2 hours
Lunch1:00 pm2:30 pm1.5 hours
Workshop / problem-set sessions2:30 pm3:30 pm1 hour
Lecture: Theory (Digital Methods)
(including break)
3:30 pm5:30 pm2 hours
Brainstorming activity5:30 pm6:30 pm1 hour
Open time for group activity / dinner6:30 pm8:30 pm2 hours

Day 3: Saturday, August 5, 2023

TopicStart TimeEnd TimeDuration
Lecture – Theory: Error Correction
(including break)
9:00 am11:00 am2 hours
Break11:00 am11:30 am30 minutes
Workshop / problem-set sessions11:30 am1:00 pm1.5 hours