Symposium QT04-Molecular Quantum Systems

Quantum technologies are expected to revolutionize the way in which we process, communicate and secure information, and provide novel methods to detect fields and analytes with unprecedented sensitivity. However, current quantum technology platforms face challenges related to scalability, positioning of individual qubits, and the influence and correction of errors. To overcome these challenges, molecular qubits, which can be tailored with atomic precision, and lattice defects in wide bandgap semiconductors offer promising solutions. Besides, they are fascinating systems for research, with a focus on controlled formation of spin qubits and external error resilience. In the case of molecules, chemical design and synthesis afford creating highly reproducible, yet also tunable, spin qubits, enable accurately positioning and assembling them within each molecule, but also in large 3D or 2D arrays, and can engineer states that allow an efficient control and readout, e.g. by optical addressing.

The symposium will cover the latest advances in the fabrication and characterization of atomic and molecular qubits and their potential applications in quantum technology. Topics include the design and synthesis of molecular magnets and atomic defects in solids, their spectroscopic and theoretical investigation, as well as potential applications in quantum sensing. The development of hybrid qubit systems and the implementation of spin-photon interfaces for quantum control, communication, and computing will also be discussed.

Experts from different fields including chemistry, physics, and engineering will come together to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in the field, discuss future challenges and opportunities, and inspire new collaborations and directions for future research.

Topics will include:

  • New molecular quantum bits with improved coherence times
  • Few-qubit molecular quantum systems: design, synthesis, characterization, quantum gate operations
  • Molecular qubit arrays, local addressing
  • Investigation of decoherence mechanisms, decoherence free subspaces
  • Optimal control of molecular quantum bits
  • Optically addressable molecular quantum bits
  • Electrical addressing of molecular quantum bits
  • Strong coupling phenomena with molecular quantum bits
  • Molecular quantum bit devices
  • Quantum sensing, simulation, and computing with molecular quantum bits
  • Color centers as atomic defects in diamond and related materials (in joint session with diamond symposium)
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Ken Albrecht (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • David Awschalom (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Paola Cappelaro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Eugenio Coronado (Universitat de València, Spain)
  • Selvan Demir (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Emrys Evans (Swansea University, United Kingdom)
  • Giulia Galli (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Stephen Hill (Florida State University, USA)
  • Shang-Da Jiang (South China University of Technology, China)
  • Heike Riel (IBM Research-Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Mario Ruben (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Roberta Sessoli (Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)
  • Floriana Tuna (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Joris van Slageren (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Joseph Zadrozny (Colorado State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Anke Krueger

Universität Stuttgart

Institute for Organic Chemistry

Danna E Freedman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
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Alexander J C Kuehne
Ulm University
Institute of Organic Chemistry
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Fernando Luis
Universidad de Zaragoza
Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, Quantum Materials and Devices
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