Events

Thu, June 21 11:00am
JILA X317
JILA Public Seminar
Using Local Additivity To Find Examples Of Superadditivity Of Quantum Channels

Mary Beth Ruskai ,
University of Vermont

Abstract/Details

Abstract: The local additivity of minimal output entropy can be extended to local additivity of maximal relative entropy with respect to a fixed reference state. This can be exploited to test channels for superadditivity of Holevo capacity with numerical effort comparable to searching for the minimal output entropy. Local maxima which do not arise from product inputs play a key role.  Moreover, evidence of superadditivity can be found even if the additivity violation itself is too small to be seen numerically. A program to to test 3-state qubit channels for superadditivity of the Holevo capacity will be described.  In addition the proof of local additivity will be sketched with several significant simplifications.
Thu, June 21 1:00pm
JILA X-wing Basement
JILA Community Event
JILA Summer Solstice Watch

Abstract/Details

Watch the sun move across the floor as you enjoy a delightful snack!  Did you know that the JILA X-wing was constructed so that the sun could shine directly into the basement at solar noon during the days surrounding the Summer Solstice?  Solar Noon (about 1 PM) in JILA X-wing Basement.
Thu, June 21 4:00pm
JILA X317
JILA Public Seminar
High-precision Physics and Chemistry with Cold Molecules

Tanya Zelevinsky,
Columbia University

Abstract/Details

Reception in H-Bar at 3:30 Simple molecules can be manipulated near absolute zero with quantum optical techniques that were originally developed for atomic gases, and exhibit distinctive properties that arise from their internal complexity and a higher density of states.  In addition, molecules can be sensitive to different aspects of physical laws than atoms are.  We show how a combination of optical-clock style molecular spectroscopy and modern quantum chemistry shed light on quantum mechanical aspects of basic chemical reactions and advance table-top fundamental physics in new directions.  
Fri, June 22 3:00pm
JILA X317
JILA Public Seminar
Quantum computational supremacy in the sampling of bosonic random walkers on a one-dimensional lattice

Ivan Deutsch,
University of New Mexico

Abstract/Details

What level of quantum complexity cannot be efficiently simulated on a classical computer? While it is widely believed that a universal fault-tolerant quantum computer achieves such complexity, implementation of such a device is still a distant prospect. Nonetheless, more modest devices designed for a limited task could supersede the power of a classical computer and achieve so-called “quantum supremacy”. In particular, a quantum device can yield random outcomes sampled from a probability distribution such that no classical computer could efficiently simulate its statistics. Aaronson and Arkhipov showed that quantum supremacy could arise from “sampling complexity” in the most unlikely of places: the counting of photons outputted from a linear optical network.  In our work we extend this “Boson Sampling” paradigm to the case of a noninteracting bosonic random walkers on a 1D lattice. Our motivation is two-fold. Firstly, we seek to understand the minimal complexity necessary to achieve quantum supremacy. Secondly, this paradigm can be realized in physical platforms that might lead to more scalable implementations, e.g., ultracold bosonic atoms in an optical lattice.  We illustrate an experimental realization in a spinor optical lattice. We further discuss the general relationship between sampling complexity and the complexity of quantum simulation of many-body systems.  
Mon, July 09 3:30pm
JILA h-Bar
JILA Community Event
National Sugar Cookie Day

Abstract/Details

Join your fellow JILAns in to frost your own cookies!  
Wed, July 11 11:00am
UMC Aspen Rooms
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)
New Postdoc Orientation

Cheryl Graham; Alaina Nickerson; Suzanne Soled; Mary Allen,
HR; CS; Faculty Affairs; RIO/Compliance

Abstract/Details

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites all new postdocs to an informational and social event. This orientation will help familiarize postdocs new to campus with CU Boulder and career pathways by: Introducing you to the campus and city; Helping you learn how to set up your online profile and take required training; Introducing you to your benefits package and how to enroll in benefits; Providing specialized information for international postdocs and postdocs with families; Introducing you to career planning techniques and how to create your Individual Development Plan (IDP); and Introducing you to important on-campus resources, including Faculty Relations, Career Services and the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC). Lunch will be provided. For any questions, email opa@colorado.edu For more information: https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/new_postdoc_orientation_7876#.WyfxuqdKiUk
Tue, July 17 12:00pm
JILA East Plaza
JILA Community Event
Instrument Shop Brat Cookout

Abstract/Details

Watch for more details!  Noonish on the JILA east plaza.
Fri, August 03 12:00pm
UMC 245
Information Session
Time Management

Stefanie Mollborn,
IBS

Abstract/Details

Struggling to accomplish your daily tasks? Feel stretched and always in a rush? You may need better time management skills. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate School invites postdocs and graduate students to hear from Stefanie Mollborn, Professor of Sociology, about strategies to more effectively manage your time. Lunch will be provided.  RSVP required via the CU Events Calendar. https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/time_management_seminar#.Wyf0yadKiUk  
Fri, August 03 3:30pm
Outside Under the A Tower
JILA Community Event
National Watermelon Day

Tue, August 14 8:30am
JILA h-Bar
JILA Community Event
JILA Annual Pancake Breakfast

Abstract/Details

Just relax and let someone else cook you breakfast. Join your fellow JILAns in the morning for a pancake breakfast. Pancakes will be cooked to order as you come, along with plenty of eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Pancakes start flipping at 8:30 a.m. in the h-Bar (ends at 10 am).
Thu, August 23 3:00pm
Outside Under the A Tower
JILA Community Event
National Spongecake Day

Abstract/Details

A celebration of our beloved sponge cakes – various sponge cakes to delight your taste buds.
Fri, August 31 3:30pm
Outside Under the A Tower
JILA Community Event
National Trail Mix Day

Abstract/Details

Trail Mix fixings available under the JILA tower at 3:30.  Come make your own special blend! 
Wed, September 05 12:00pm
UMC Aspen Rooms
Information Session
Applying to Tenure-Track Positions

Michael Goosef; Nicole Labbe; McKell Carter; Cat Wilson/Alaina Nickerson,
INSTAAR; Mechanical Engineering; Institute for Cognitive Science; CS

Abstract/Details

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate School invites postdocs and graduate students to a workshop on applying to tenure-track positions. Dr. Michael Gooseff (INSTAAR), who teaches a class titled "Initiating Your Academic Career," will lead a presentation and moderate a panel discussion on searching for faculty job positions, the interview process, institution types, and more. Faculty participants include Nicole Labbe (Mechanical Engineering) and McKell Carter (Institute for Cognitive Science). Lunch will be provided. RSVP required via the CU Events Calendar. https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/applying_to_tenure-track_positions#.Wyf3xKdKiUk
Wed, September 05 12:00pm
UMC 245
Program for International Postdocs: Health Insurance
PIP: Health Insurance

HR (TBD); Jessica Wade,
HR; ISSS

Abstract/Details

Confused about health insurance in America? Want to know more about health benefits offered by CU? Come hear from Human Resources and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) representatives. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please email opa@colorado.edu. For more information: https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/program_for_international_postdocs_health_insurance#.Wyf21KdKiUk
Thu, September 06 3:30pm
JILA h-Bar
JILA Community Event
Fight Procrastination Day

Abstract/Details

…will work on this later…HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO THIS IN YEARS…. MAYBE 2018 IS THE YEAR!
Fri, September 07 8:00am
Millenium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder
JILA Conference
Jin-Fest: A Celebration of Deborah Jin's Scientific Career

Multiple Speakers

Abstract/Details

Conference dates: September 7 - 8, 2018. For full details, see the conference website at: https://jila.colorado.edu/jin-fest
Thu, September 27 10:00am
SEEC C120
Information Session
PAC: Front Range Industry & Postdoc Summit (FRIPS)

TBD,
TBD
Fri, October 05 12:00pm
UMC Aspen Rooms
Information Session
Statistical Analysis Techniques for Research

Eric Vance,
LISA

Abstract/Details

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate School are excited to invite postdocs and graduate students to learn about data analytics. Eric Vance, Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA), will discuss best practices for collecting and analyzing data. The workshop will also offer breakout group discussions with LISA representatives. Lunch will be provided. RSVP via the CU Events Calendar is required. https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/statistical_analysis_techniques_for_research#.Wyf9fqdKiUk
Wed, October 10 11:00am
UMC 247
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)
New Postdoc Orientation

Cheryl Graham; Cat Wilson; Suzanne Soled; Mary Allen,
HR; CS; Faculty Affairs; RIO/Compliance

Abstract/Details

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites all new postdocs to an informational and social event. This orientation will help familiarize postdocs new to campus with CU Boulder and career pathways by: Introducing you to the campus and city; Helping you learn how to set up your online profile and take required training; Introducing you to your benefits package and how to enroll in benefits; Providing specialized information for international postdocs and postdocs with families; Introducing you to career planning techniques and how to create your Individual Development Plan (IDP); and Introducing you to important on-campus resources, including Faculty Relations, Career Services and the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC). Speakers Suzanne Soled (Director of Faculty Relations, Office of Faculty Affairs) Alaina Nickerson (Assistant Director, Career Services) Cheryl Graham (Supervisor, Human Resources) Mary Allen (Coordinator, Responsbile Conduct of Research) Ben Nault (President, Postdoctoral Association of Colorado) Lunch will be provided. For any questions, email opa@colorado.edu.
Wed, October 24 12:00pm
UMC 247
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate School
Research Misconduct - How to Stay Out of Jail

Joe Rosse,
RIO

Abstract/Details

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Graduate School invite postdocs and graduate students to a workshop on the Responsible Conduct for Research at CU Boulder. Joe Rosse, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Integrity & Compliance, will lead a discussion on research misconduct including: Plagiarism Authorship disputes Fabrication of data Falsification of data The goal of Responsible Conduct for Research (RCR) education at CU Boulder is to inform all individuals engaged in the research process about the key issues, current standards, and best ethical practices. Lunch will be provided. RSVP required via the CU Events Calendar. For more information: https://calendar.colorado.edu/event/research_misconduct_how_to_stay_out_of_jail#.Wyf_OKdKiUk

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