Swiss-Japanese Quantum Symposium 2024

A new symposium bringing together key actors in quantum science and technology from Switzerland and Japan.

Quantum science and technology hold significant potential for revolutionary breakthroughs. With shared objectives in Science, Technology, and Innovation, Switzerland and Japan are investing in this critical strategic field.

The Swiss-Japanese quantum workshop will bring together key actors in the field of quantum from both countries on June 5-7, 2024, at the Yayoi Auditorium of the University of Tokyo.

Co-chaired by Prof. Daniel Loss of the University of Basel and Director of RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing, Dr. Yasunobu Nakamura, the workshop aims to broaden collaboration between Swiss and Japanese experts in cutting-edge quantum research and innovation.

The first edition of the Swiss-Japanese Quantum Symposium is co-organized by the Science and Technology Office Tokyo (STO), Embassy of Switzerland and the RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC), RIKEN.

This initiative is part of broader bilateral efforts following the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in October to promote the exchange of knowledge, resources, and talent in this key scientific field.


Wednesday, June 5

09:30   Opening

10:00   Quantum Information Processing with Superconducting Circuits | Prof. Andreas Wallraff

10:30   Prof. Franco Nori

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Prof. Kenji Ohmori

12:00   Quantum metrology of trapped molecules | Prof. Stefan Willitsch

12:30   Lunch break

13:30   Poster session

14:30   Prof. Seigo Tarucha

15:00   Quantum Computing with Si and Ge Spins | Prof. Dominik Zumbuhl

15:30   Quantum Computation with Hole Spin Qubits | Dr. Stefano Bosco

16:00   Coffee break

16:30   Towards the Future Quantum Economy | Mr. Shunsuke Okada

16:45   Dr. Andreas Masuhr

17:00   Dr. Shintaro Sato

17:15   From NISQ Quantum Algorithms to Early Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing: Advancements in Algorithm and Software Development | Mr. Tennin Yan

17:30   Dr. Heike Riel

Thursday, June 6

09:30   Prof. Michihisa Yamamoto

10:00   Prof. Pasquale Scarlino

10:30   Coffee break

11:00   Prof. Takao Aoki

11:30   Prof. Hans Peter Büchler

12:00   Lunch break

13:00   Poster session

14:00   Prof. Keisuke Fujii

14:30   Proof-of-principle experiments for quantum error correction | Dr. James Wootton

15:00   Basic synthesis tools and applications in quantum computing | Prof. Naoki Yamamoto

15:30   Coffee break

16:00  Enabling the second quantum revolution with classical instrumentation | Dr. Moritz Kirste

16:15   Mr. Yosuke Ito

16:30   Dr. Jelena Trbovic

16:45   Dr. Normann Mertig

17:00   Erste Group Bank quantum prototypes | Dr. Filipo Fratini

17:15   Next Generation of RF Connectivity for Superconducting Quantum Computers | Mr. Ian Bland

Friday, June 7

09:30   Topological superconductivity due to magnons | Prof. Jelena Klinovaja

10:00   Prof. Ryuji Takagi

10:30   Higher-order quantum computation | Prof. Mio Murao

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Prof. Hideo Kosaka

12:00   Quantum theory of valleys in semiconductor quantum dots with applications for quantum computing | Prof. Guido Burkard

12:30   Lunch break

14:00   Bosonic quantum information processing with Schrödinger cat qubits | Dr. Alexander Grimm

14:30  Prof. Atsushi Noguchi

15:00   Double-transmon coupler and many-hypercube codes | Dr. Hayato Goto

15:30   Coffee break

16:00   Dr. Hirotaka Terai

16:30  Quantum devices in graphene | Prof. Klaus Ensslin, presented by Mr. Max Ruckriegel

17:00   Optical quantum computers with quantum teleportation | Prof. Akira Furusawa

17:30   Closing remarks

18:00   Networking apéro

19:00   Art performance

Swiss Academia Speakers

Japanese Academia Speakers

Swiss Industry Speakers

Japanese Industry Speakers

Scientific co-chairs

Yasunobu Nakamura

Daniel Loss

Industry co-organizer

Damir Bogdan

Damir Bogdan is CEO of QuantumBasel, a Center of Competence for quantum computing & AI with the mission to democratize the access to quantum computing. Damir is heading Actvide AG, a consulting company specialized on transformation within the digital age, leading C-Levels into the new future. Within this roles, he is active in Switzerland as well as in Silicon Valley. As a Member of the Executive Board, he was a long time CIO & Head of Operations of Switzerland’s third biggest banking group, Raiffeisen. Prior to this, he was part of the strategy group of Swisscom, founded a near shore development company in southern Europe and held different roles within the IT sector. Damir is multiple Board-Member within the Health Care, High-Tech and Industry sector.

Co-organizers and Sponsors