Conference on Quantum Annealing/Adiabatic Quantum Computation

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Conference on Quantum Annealing/Adiabatic Quantum Computation

7 September, 2020 - 11 September, 2020

Adiabatic quantum computing and quantum annealing are promising technologies to be used in the near future quantum devices. The conference will deal with academic and basic research on these topics, with a broad focus, including quantum approximate optimization (QAOA) and other variational quantum approaches, and in close connection with the neighbouring fields of Quantum Simulations and Quantum Computation. It will bring together top-world experts in quantum technologies from different areas of condensed matter, photonics and atomic-and-molecular physics to discuss together their latest results and viewpoints.
The scientific focus will be on conceptual, theoretical, and experimental trends. The meeting will collect, as is well established in Trieste, the world community active in these fields, for fruitful encounters and exchanges, and with an intense mixing of theoretical, simulation and experimental experiences, including emerging countries, in line with the mission of ICTP.
Supplementing about 25 invited speakers, a number of shorter contributed will also be selected among applications.


  • Role of entanglement
  • Role of dissipation
  • Role of non-stoquasticity
  • Quantum complexity
  • Non-adiabatic quantum computing
  • Variational quantum algorithms
  • Counter-diabatic driving
  • Theoretical and numerical models of adiabatic quantum computing
  • Non-traditional quantum driving including inhomogeneous driving and reverse annealing
  • Digitized quantum annealing
  • Quantum machine learning