Workshop Details
POSTPONED TO 2022 - Ab-initio Design and Control of Quantum Optical Materials
06/13/2020 - 06/17/2020
Meeting Description:

Atom-like quantum defects in solids have seen exceptional progress in recent decades and now set the state of the art in several key quantum technologies, ranging from quantum memories in quantum networks to quantum sensors. However, it is clear that we have only scratched the surface of what would become possible with better methods to: (i) model and predict the properties of quantum defects quantitatively; (ii) image and produce quantum defects with nanoscale precision; (iii) coherently control mesoscopic quantum systems; and (iv) translate to practical applications.

Approaches include the development of new types of point-like quantum defects with application-specific properties. For example, entanglement-enhanced sensing techniques using small ensembles of coupled quantum emitters could improve magnetometry sensitivity by orders of magnitude. Molecular quantum systems with sufficient coherence could open new possibilities in applications and scaling. And spectrally stable, homogeneous emitter arrays could speed up entanglement rates in quantum networks by orders of magnitude and enable error-corrected quantum registers.

This workshop will bring together experimental, computational, and theoretical scientists and engineers to identify the key challenges and opportunities in mesoscopic quantum emitter systems. Specific topics include: (i) Predictive electronic structure simulations of atom-like point defects in solids and molecular quantum emitters, using classical and quantum computing resources; (ii) Fabrication and characterization of single and small-ensemble quantum defect systems; (iii) Photonic and electronic structures to improve quantum control; and (iv) Emerging quantum technology applications.


Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Saturday through Wednesday. Discounted lodging rates end after Tuesday night. If your flight is on Thursday out of Montrose, we recommend having dinner in Telluride on Wednesday night and taking Telluride Express to Montrose after dinner. TSRC scientists are eligible for the corporate rate ($119 + tax) at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport.

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website at Please contact Cindy Fusting at for more information.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave Telluride, CO

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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