Quantum Computer in the Solid State

Third Collaborative QSolid Meeting in Jena

From 17 to 19 October 2023, the QSolid partners met at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena for their Third Collaborative Meeting. Almost 130 members of the consortium participated on site.

The first day started with many tutorials, where participants from different fields of expertise could engage and brainstorm across disciplines. After a welcome and a status update of the project by QSolid coordinator Frank Wilhelm-Mauch of Forschungszentrum Jülich, the first day was filled with important presentations for the further progress of the project: critical path and the integration of system engineering.

The second day of the meeting was dedicated to discuss the ongoing work progress and challenges within work packages. Breakout sessions on topics that required in-depth discussions were held to facilitate alignment within but also across work packages. A highlight talk by Alexandre Blais from Université de Sherbrooke about “The mysterious case of qubit readout in circuit QED” and a standing dinner with a poster session, where people gathered around the posters to discuss the presented work, closed the second evening.

On the third day, the final updates of the work packages were presented before various feedback sessions summarised the insights of the past few days. A laboratory visit to Leibniz-IPHT was the last agenda item and one of the highlights of the meeting.

QSolid would like to thank the host and all participants for a successful consortium meeting. The next meeting is already being planned: it is to take place in March 2024 in Ulm, hosted by QSolid partner University of Ulm.

All participants at the third Collaborative QSolid Meeting at Leibniz IPHT in Jena

Focused work in the conference room

Highlight talk by Alexandre Blais

Relaxed atmosphere at the social programme in the evening

The host Leibniz IPHT gives a tour of its laboratories