Workshop Details
Scientific Applications of Quantum Annealers
09/30/2024 - 10/04/2024
Meeting Description:

The advent of quantum annealers (QA) is introducing a new paradigm in the way scientists approach experimentation and computation. Composed of superconducting qubits arranged in a user-programmable lattice, a QA aims to solve optimization problems by harnessing the laws of quantum mechanics. Exploiting the tunneling effect in ways that provide computational advantages not possible with conventional methods, these quantum hardware devices are a realization of Feynman's vision to study the quantum nature of things with individual objects that obey quantum mechanics. The ability to control and read out the state of individual qubits allows the scientist to have direct access to parameters at the quantum scale with unprecedented precision. Multiple applications ranging from isomer search to exotic magnetic phases identification are being developed.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together leading scientists and engineers in the use and knowledge of quantum annealers with applications in several scientific domains. We expect the topics covered by the workshop to include magnetic lattices, graph theory applied to molecular systems, biological molecules and other complexes treatable with QAs. Experimental realizations with this nascent methodology will have a central role in the workshop as well as studies quantifying the device performance to provide insights into the optimal construction of surrogate models. Discussions around developing theoretical models capable of reproducing physical systems in a qubit network while developing the protocols for assessing the performance of emerging quantum platforms will be considered.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website at Please contact Cindy Fusting at for more information.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Depot
300 South Townsend St. Telluride, CO
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 449.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 06/30/2024

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 06/30/2024.

Cancellation Policy: Once a credit card has been charged, cancelled registrations will be subject to a cancellation fee. Registration fees will be automatically processed once registration is complete. A $25 cancellation fee will be retained from a registration refund. Lodging fee payments will be processed 60 days prior to arrival, and a $100 cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur after a lodging fee payment is completed. Telluride Science can only guarantee a refund for the remaining lodging fees if requested prior to the cancellation deadline that is specific to each lodging provider. Telluride Science recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

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