Quantum Africa Conference -- Sixth Edition



Registration deadline: 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Submission deadline: 

Sunday, August 21, 2022


Monday, September 12, 2022 to Friday, September 16, 2022



University of Rwanda
Nyarugenge CST
1° 57' 1.782" S, 30° 3' 17.8812" E

Quantum Africa 6 (QA6)

… bringing the best of Quantum Research to Africa …

Sixth Edition of the Quantum Africa (QA) Conference Series

Kigali, Rwanda

Dates: 12-16 September 2022
Hybrid: In-person and Online
University of Rwanda, Kigali - Rwanda and online

The main goal of the Quantum Africa conferences is to promote research collaboration between African researchers and their counterparts in the rest of the world and at the same time build and increase human capacity and scientific awareness in quantum phenomena among scientists in Africa. Thus, the conference is open to researchers in Africa and researchers from all over the world. This will be the sixth (6th) Quantum Africa (QA) conference and will be focused on Quantum Information Processing (this includes quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum cryptography, quantum simulations), together with all its
algorithmic and hardware aspects.
Quantum phenomena, including quantum information and entanglement, for example, occur in many areas and are intrinsically important, apart from the recent potential technological applications (e.g., in quantum computation). We consider it important that researchers and scientists in Africa contribute significantly to this
broad field in both the science (understanding) and technology/engineering (applications) of quantum phenomena.

Workshop Structure:
• QA6 will be hybrid with participants joining in person in Kigali and online. Also unique to QA6 is that pedagogical presentations as well as a large number of talks from industry practitioners in quantum phenomena and quantum computing will be a significant part of the conference.
• Postgraduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to participate and will have opportunities to present their work in posters
• QA6 will feature cutting edge research talks from invited speakers. There will also be contributed talks and poster sessions (both online and in-person).
Total duration: Five (5) working days. Sessions will be 9 am to 5 pm each day (GMT+2)

Invited Speakers:
A. From Industry
Trond Andersen (Google Quantum)
Abe Asfaw (Google Quantum)
Oliver Dial (IBM Yorktown Heights)
Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia (PsiQuantum)
Helmut Katzgraber (Amazon Quantum)
Jarred McClean (Google Quantum)
Marco Pistoia (JPMorgan Chase & Co.)
Pedram Roushan (Google Quantum)
Terry Rudolph (PhiQuantum)
Simone Severini (Amazon Quantum)
Nathan Shammah (Unitary Fund)

B. From Academia
Meigan Aronson, (UBC, Vancouver Canada)
Fernando Brandao, (Caltech USA and AWS)
Tommaso Callarco, (Julich, Germany)
Susan Coppersmith, (UNSW, Sidney)
Marcello Dalmonte, (ICTP Trieste Italy)
Rosario Fazio, (ICTP Trieste Italy)
Giulia Galli, (Univ. Chicago USA)
Steve Girvin, (Yale, USA)
Jens Koch, (Northwestern Univ. USA)
Erika Kawakami, (RIKEN, Japan)
Daniel Loss, (RIKEN and Univ. Basel, Switzerland)
Tiago Mendes, (University of Ausburg, Germany)
Bill Munro, (NTT)
Will Oliver, (MIT, USA)
Francesco Petruccione, (UKZN, South Africa)
Anna Sanpera, (UAB, Barcelona Spain)
Christine Silberhorn, (Paderborn University, Germany)
Charles Tahan, (White House Office for Quantum, USA)
J.S. Tsai, (RIKEN and UST, Tokyo Japan)
Benoit Vermersch, (CNRS, Grenoble France)
Frank Wilhelm-Mauch, (Julich, Germany)

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Franco Nori (RIKEN and University of Michigan)
Barry Sanders, (University of Calgary, and University of Science and Technology of China)
Marcello Dalmonte, (ICTP Trieste Italy)
Omololu Akin-Ojo (EAIFR)
Alex Rogers (ALU, Rwanda)
Marie Chantal Cyulinyana (UR, Physics)
Christian Kwisanga (UR, Physics)
Steve Ndengue (EAIFR)
Blaise Tchapnda (AIMS)
Richard Musabe (UR and Rwanda Polytechnic)

UR: Univ. Rwanda
ALU: African Leadership University, Rwanda
EAIFR: East African Institute for Fundamental Research (Kigali, Rwanda)
ICTP: International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy