QSC 2019

Quantum Simulation & Computation

14-18 October 2019, Madrid, Spain

The Quantum Simulation and Computation 2019 is the seventh iteration of a conference series that started in Benasque in 2011. The conference deals with the short, mid- and long-term goals and applications of quantum simulators and quantum computers, with a strong focus on current and upcoming technologies and state-of-the-art algorithmic developments. Important questions that motivate the conference are

  • The utility of NISQ simulators and computers for short-term practical applications, both in fundamental science and industry.
  • The implementation and scalability of simulators and computers in different quantum platforms: cold atoms, trapped ions, superconducting circuits, quantum photonics, quantum dots..
  • Advances in quantum software, from new algorithms with provable quantum advantages, to quantum-inspired classical methods.

We will discuss these and other topics together with leading figures in experiments and theory, who will showcase the state-of-the-art in the field and provide us with an outlook for the near- and long-term future.

October 14-18, 2019

ICMAT-CSIC, Cantoblanco Univ. Campus, Madrid

Local organisers

  • David Pérez-García (ICMAT & UCM)
  • Juan José García Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)
  • Enrique Rico (UPV-EHU & Ikerbasque)
  • Germán Sierra (IFT-CSIC)

Scientific committee

  • Ignacio Cirac (MPQ)
  • Barbara Kraus (Univ. Innsbruck)
  • Jose Ignacio Latorre (UB)
  • Enrique Solano (UPV/EHU & Shanghai Univ.)
  • Leticia Tarruell (ICFO)

Invited speakers

  • Dorit Aharonov (Hebrew Univ.)
  • Alberto Amo (CNRS)
  • Juani Bermejo-Vega (Frei Univ. Berlin)
  • Sergio Boixo (Google)
  • Fernando Brandao (Caltech)
  • Sergey Bravyi (IBM)
  • Jorge Casanova (UPV/EHU & Ikerbasque)
  • Frank Deppe (Walther Meissner Inst.)
  • Jens Eisert (Freie Univ. Berlin)
  • Tilman Esslinger (ETHZ)
  • Stefan Filipp (IBM Zurich)
  • Pol Forn-Díaz (IFAE)
  • Cornelius Hempel (Univ. Sydney)
  • Jonathan Home (ETHZ)
  • Stephen Jordan (Microsoft)
  • Miguel Angel Martín-Delgado (UCM)
  • John Martinis (Google)
  • Cristiane de Morais (Utreht Univ.)
  • Guido Pagano (Univ. Maryland)
  • Christopher Savoie (Zapata Computing)
  • Philipp Schindler (Univ. Innsbruck)
  • Kristan Temme (IBM)
  • Lieven Vandersypen (QuTech)
  • Andreas Wallraff (ETHZ)
  • Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland Univ.)

General information

In addition of the invited talks, there will be room for both contributed talks and posters, as well as a round table. You can submit contributions here.

The conference fee of 150€ will cover general expenses and a conference dinner, and will be paid by all participants. Accommodation and meals will be handled by the participants.


  • March 2019, call for papers
  • June 2019, announcement of acceptance of contributions and registration
  • August 2019, closing of general application