Workshop Details
Scientific applications of Quantum Annealers and Simulators (in-person participation)
10/14/2024 - 10/18/2024
Meeting Description:

The emergence of quantum annealers and other quantum computing platforms marks a significant shift in how scientists approach both experimentation and computation. These platforms, with qubits arranged in programmable lattices, offer novel methods for problem-solving by leveraging the principles of quantum mechanics to achieve potential computational advantages beyond what conventional methods can provide. This realization of Feynman's vision enables unprecedented control and precision in studying quantum-scale phenomena. Various applications, from isomer searches to the identification of exotic magnetic phases, are actively being developed using these quantum hardware devices.

The primary objective of the workshop is to bring together leading scientists and engineers working on such quantum platforms, particularly for quantum information processing in scientific contexts. A key component of the workshop will be the analysis of different experimental approaches and implementations. Discussions will also revolve around the development of effective theoretical models capable of replicating varied physical systems within qubit networks, as well as the formulation of protocols for assessing the performance of emerging quantum platforms.


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.

Telluride Science 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: 05/31/2024

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 05/31/2024.

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.

Scientific applications of Quantum Annealers and Simulators (in-person participation) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Drouin-Touchette, Victor Université de Sherbrooke
King, Andrew D-Wave
Lopez-Bezanilla, Alejandro Los Alamos Nat'l Lab
Nocera, Alberto Quantum Matter Institute, University of British Columbia
Rich, Chris D-Wave Systems Inc.
Schumm, Gabe Boston University
Vodeb, Jaka Julich Research Centre

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