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 Symposium 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 symposium 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   Quantum Optics with Giant Atoms: Decoherence-Free Interaction between Giant Atoms in Waveguide Quantum Electrodynamics | Prof. Franco Nori

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Ultrafast Quantum Computing with Ultracold Atom Arrays at Quantum Speed Limit | Prof. Kenji Ohmori

12:00   Quantum Metrology of Trapped Molecules | Prof. Stefan Willitsch

12:30   Lunch break

13:30   Poster session

14:30   High Fidelity Multiqubit Devices in Silicon | 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   The Swiss Quantum Landscape: Private and Public Approaches Jointly at Work | Dr. Andreas Masuhr

17:00   Hardware and Software Efforts for Realizing Practical Quantum Computing | Dr. Shintaro Sato

17:15   IBM Quantum Computing Overview | Dr. Heike Riel

17:30   From NISQ Quantum Algorithms to Early Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing: Advancements in Algorithm and Software Development | Mr. Tennin Yan

Thursday, June 6

09:30  Quantum Circuits for Quantum Computation Using Electron Wave Packets | Prof. Michihisa Yamamoto

10:00  High Impedance Superconducting Technology for Hybrid Devices | Prof. Pasquale Scarlino

10:30   Coffee break

11:00   Nanofiber Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics Systems for Distributed Quantum Computing | Prof. Takao Aoki

11:30   Quantum Computation with Rydberg Atoms | Prof. Hans Peter Büchler

12:00   Lunch break

13:00   Poster session

14:00   EarlyFTQC: Closing the Gap Between NISQ and FTQC | 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   Scalable Qubit Controller | Mr. Yosuke Ito

16:30   Accelerating the Development of Quantum Computers through Automation | Dr. Jelena Trbovic

16:45   Quantum Computing at Hitachi | 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   Characterizing Ultimate Potential of Quantum Information Processing via Quantum Resources | Prof. Ryuji Takagi

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

11:00   Coffee break

11:30   Diamond Spin Qubits for Quantum C&C | 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   Hybrid Technologies with Superconducting Circuits | Prof. Atsushi Noguchi

15:00   Realization of High-Fidelity CZ Gate Based on a Double-Transmon Coupler | Dr. Rui Li (Dr. Hayato Goto lab)

15:30   Coffee break

16:00   Research Activities on Superconducting Devices for Quantum Information and Communications Technology at NICT | Dr. Hirotaka Terai

16:30   Quantum Devices in Graphene | Mr. Max Ruckriegel (Prof. Klaus Ensslin Group)

17:00   Optical Quantum Computers with Quantum Teleportation | Prof. Akira Furusawa

17:30   Closing remarks

18:00   Networking apéro

19:00   Art performance

Academia Speakers

Industry Speakers

Scientific co-chairs

Prof. Yasunobu Nakamura

Yasu Nakamura started his research career at NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories in 1992, where he demonstrated the first coherent manipulation of a superconducting qubit in 1999 and met quantum information science. He also spent a year as a Visiting Researcher at TU Delft from 2001 to 2002. Since 2012, he has been a Professor at The University of Tokyo. He has also been leading his research team at RIKEN since 2014. He is currently the Director of the RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing and the Project Leader of the MEXT Q-LEAP Flagship project on Superconducting Quantum Computing.

Prof. Daniel Loss

Daniel Loss received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Zürich in 1985. After a postdoc in Urbana (with AJ Leggett) and at IBM in New York, he joined SFU in Vancouver and then University of Basel, where he is full Professor since 1996. Since 2012, he also heads a team at RIKEN. He established the field of spin-based quantum computing. He received several distinctions, including the Marcel Benoist Prize and the King Faisal International Prize in Science. He is an APS Fellow, member of the Leopoldina, and External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society. He is co-director of the Swiss national center on quantum computing (NCCR SPIN).

Industry co-organizer

Mr. 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