AQC 2015

Fourth Conference in Adiabatic Quantum Computing

June 29 to July 2, 2015, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) promises to be robust to many noise sources that cause ordinary quantum circuits to fail, including environmental decoherence and imperfect control. While any quantum algorithm can be run on a universal adiabatic quantum computer in principle, combinatorial optimisation problems appear to be the most natural for near-term devices. Understanding the landscape of AQC architectures and algorithms, and methods for realising them, continues to be an active and vibrant research area. The Fourth International Conference on Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC 2015) brings together researchers from different communities to explore this computational paradigm. The goal of the conference is to initiate a cross-platform dialogue on the implementation challenges that must be overcome to realize useful adiabatic quantum computations in existing or near-term hardware. The conference is a sequel to AQC 2012 (Albuquerque), AQC 2013 (London) and AQC 2014 (Los Angeles).

Local Organizing Committee

Gabriel Aeppli (PSI & ETHZ)
Matthias Troyer (ETHZ)
Ilia Zintchenko (ETHZ & Microsoft)

International Steering Committee

Malcolm Carroll (Sandia)
Eddie Farhi (MIT)
Mark Johnson (D-Wave)
Andrew Landahl (Sandia)
Daniel Lidar (USC, Chair)
Hartmut Neven (Google)
Hidetoshi Nishimori (TITECH)
Eleanor Rieffel (NASA)
Matthias Troyer (ETHZ)
Paul Warburton (UCL)