The UC Quantum Information Science Research Workshop

The UC Quantum Information Science Research Workshop

  • May 8, 2019 (8.30am - 5.00pm)
  • Krutch Theatre, Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley

This event has passed. Thank you to all participants for a productive workshop. Materials from the workshop (presentation, notes, participant list, etc.) have been made available to participants as an invitation to a shared google drive folder. If you don't currently have access and would like to review materials, please contact Dave Trinkle at

The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program (LFRP) has identified Quantum Information Science (QIS) as one of the priority topics for 2019. The UC Quantum Information Science Research Workshop will provide networking opportunities for UC and national lab researchers to come together with a view to developing joint proposals for the 2020 UC Laboratory Fees Research Program. We expect the workshop to facilitate the formation of teams, but attendance is not a requirement for submitting a proposal to the LFRP. The LFRP solicitation includes the following topics under QIS: research advancing quantum information theory, experimentation, algorithms, and applications, and development of novel materials and devices.

Space is limited to 70 seats total, divided across the UC campuses and national labs, so please register for one of your institution's spots. Invitations to register are per campus/NL and sent out by the respective campus/NL VCR or RD staff (or equivalent).

The event has now passed.

This workshop is organized by representatives from UC Berkeley and UCLA, in collaboration with Los Alamos (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) National Laboratories.

Draft agenda

  • 8:30    Coffee/breakfast available
  • 9:00    Introduction, goals, program logistics (UCOP and UCB representatives)
  • 9:15    LLNL and LANL present their capabilities, gaps, and future directions; audience questions
  • 10:15   Break
  • 10:30   Lightning talks and discussion of emerging themes
  • 12:30   Lunch (define breakout group topics)
  • 1:30    Breakout groups along main topics to facilitate team formation and proposal idea development
  • 3:45    Break
  • 4:00    Summaries from breakouts and discussion of next steps
  • 5:00    End

UC Berkeley is hosting this event at the Clark Kerr campus, located  a few minutes drive South-East of the main Berkeley campus: The Krutch Theatre is labelled as building 14 - conference center on the following map:

Parking: The Clark Kerr campus has some parking on site as indicated on the Kerr Campus map above. Parking is on a first-come first-serve basis and requires either a UC campus parking permit (permits from other campuses are accepted), or payment at $2/hour. There may also be limited street parking, subject to time limits and fees as well.

From down-town Berkeley: The Clark Kerr campus is about 35 min walk uphill from the down-town Berkeley BART station. You can also take the UC Berkeley Campus Shuttle - Perimeter Line - to stop number 10 and have a short easy walk from there: Shuttles run every 30 min and charge a $1 fare to visitors.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements.

Hotel suggestions: Some options in the immediate UC Berkeley area include:

Travel reimbursement: We expect to be able to provide at least partial reimbursement for flights, mileage, and hotel costs for some of the workshop attendees, pending funding from the UC Office of the President. The organizing committee has sent instructions on how to request reimbursement to individual attendees who had indicated their interest in reimbursement on their registration form. If you still want to request reimbursement, please contact Dave Trinkle at

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Dave Trinkle at