Upcoming Events

Technology Alliance Discovery Series – Krysta Svore (Microsoft) and Nathan Baker (PNNL)

March 13, 2020

Members of the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Washington State University, University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and other local research institutions are turning out game-changing, and in some cases, life-altering, research. The Discovery series offers the broader community an opportunity to learn about new discoveries and cutting-edge technologies directly from our state’s leading scientists and innovators. Come see NQN representatives Nathan Baker (PNNL) and Krysta Svore (Microsoft) give a talk on Quantum Computing.

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SIGCSE (ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education)

March 11-14, 2020

The SIGCSE Technical Symposium is the largest computing education conference worldwide organized by ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education. It attracts nearly 2000 researchers, educators, and practitioners interested in improving computing education in K-12 and higher education. Microsoft Researchers, Chris Granade and Mariia Mykhailova will present a workshop on Quantum Computing in Q#, Mariia Mykhailova and Andrew Helwer will also present demonstrations at the conference. Mariia Mykhailova’s paper on “Teaching quantum computing through a practical software-driven approach” was accepted and will feature at conference.

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Washington State University CUWiP

January 17-19, 2020

The American Physical Society (APS) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics is a conference intended for undergraduate physics majors (CUWiP). The aim of CUWiP is to provide undergraduate women and gender minorities in physics the opportunity to attend a professional conference, to learn about the many different opportunities in physics, and to connect with other female physicists of all career stages to build supportive and inclusive networks. Bettina Heim, Microsoft Researcher, will give a tutorial on Quantum Computing in Q#.

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Recent Activities

University of Washington – QuantumX Seminar

October 17, 2019

The QuantumX Seminar series is honored to host Professor David Weld, UC Santa Barbara. Professor Weld will give a talk on “Probing quantum dynamics in strongly-driven optical lattices.” Please follow the link to learn more about this talk and the Quantum X Seminar series.

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University of Washington – Colloquium with Charlie Marcus

October 13-16, 2019

Charlie Marcus is Scientific Director of Microsoft Quantum Lab Copenhagen and Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. Charlie Marcus will be giving a talk on “Majorana zero modes: a new kind of ‘particle,’ in conjunction with Microsoft and University of Washington Department of Physics.

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Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

October 2-3, 2019

The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business, academic, and government leaders from both sides of the border to explore new strategies for the region to come together, maximize our shared competitive advantages, and elevate our global economic position. This year’s conference will showcase a vison for life in the Cascadia Corridor in 2035, celebrate the accomplishments of the Cascadia Steering Committee, and offer opportunities to contribute to seven working groups. During the vision for life in the Cascadia Corridor in 2035 there will be a breakout session on quantum computing by 1QBit, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft.

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Triumf Science Week

August 23, 2019

Triumf Science Week is a wonderful opportunity for the whole TRIUMF community to come together, exchange ideas, and learn about the multidisciplinary program of the lab. This year’s program features a summer school for IAMI, a workshop to discuss the first science of the ARIEL era with CANREB, a symposium celebrating 20 years of ISAC science, the TRIUMF Users’ Group (TUG) Annual General Meeting, and a data science and quantum computing workshop.

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Microsoft Faculty Summit

July 17-18, 2019

The Faculty Summit brings together the intellectual power of researchers from across Microsoft and academia. We are excited that this year’s Faculty Summit investigates how researchers are augmenting, improving and even changing the future of work with a special break out workshop on “Transforming Our Future – Quantum Computing and Workforce, Curriculum, and Application Development.”

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D-Wave – University of Washington Seminar

Jun 6, 2019

University of Washington Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, in partnership with UW QuantumX Initiative and the Northwest Quantum Nexus, is hosting Jeremy Hilton, Senior Vice President of Technology & Applications, D-Wave Systems, to discuss Applications of Quantum Computing.

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NQN Summit

March 18-19, 2019

A coalition led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Microsoft and the University of Washington convened in Seattle for an inaugural summit to launch the Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN). This Summit establishes a center of geographic and intellectual gravity in the Northwest, where a talent pool can flourish and contribute to the quantum economy, through knowledge sharing, skill and experience development, research impacts, and community engagement.

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