Fault-Tolerant Quantum Technologies


N. Breuckmann (University of Bristol), A. Quintavalle (Freie Universität Berlin), M. Vasmer (Perimeter Institute), C. Vuillot (Inria Nancy)

The FTQT 2024 workshop will bring together researchers exploring different techniques for tackling noise in quantum computation, following up on the previous 2016 and 2020 editions of FTQT. The workshop's goal is to accelerate the development of new theoretical tools to improve the performance, efficiency and practicality of fault-tolerance protocols. The resulting theoretical work will help developers of quantum technology hardware to overcome challenges posed by decoherence.

Topics of discussion include:

- LDPC codes
- Dynamical codes
- Fault-tolerant logical gates
- Experimental implementations of fault-tolerant protocols

The two-week workshop will have a light talk schedule with a small number of speakers, allowing plenty of time for collaborations and informal discussions. The programme will include invited talks from

- Dolev Bluvstein (Harvard University)
- Ken Brown (Duke University)
- Andrew Doherty (University of Sydney)
- Omar Fawzi (Inria Lyon)
- Steven Girvin (Yale University)
- Anirudh Krishna (Stanford University)
- Zhi Li (Perimeter Institute)
- Shruti Puri (Yale University)
- Narayanan Rengaswamy (University of Arizona)
- Barbara Terhal (TU Delft)
- Andreas Wallraff (ETH Zürich)

The remainder of the talks will be self-organised during the workshop. Each day there will be an opportunity to propose a talk and the participants will be able to vote on which talks they wish to hear. The talks with the most votes will be scheduled for the following day.

To register for the workshop you must fill out the application form and submit a talk abstract (approx. 250 words). The abstract will be evaluated by the organisers in order to confirm that the applicant has sufficient research experience to take part fully in the workshop (but the participants will be free to propose a different talk during the workshop). Registration applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, but applications without an accompanying abstract will not be considered. If you are comfortable, please indicate whether you belong to an underrepresented group by copying “I belong to an underrepresented group in my field.” below your abstract. This is in order for us to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission should be done through here.

* Abstracts files should be 1 page abstract in .pdf format
* The use of graphics in the abstract is optional.
* A complete editable abstract example and guidelines could be downloaded here.
* You have to be registered before abstract submission


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Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Regular fee: 400 eur.
Students fee: 300 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2024ftqt Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Senior: Pay by credit card
Student: Pay by credit card

* You have to be registered.
* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.

*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra'.
Cross the road using the zebra crossing and turn left. The bus will stop there) at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Aug 04.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Aug 17.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is May 05

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures