07 February 2023

The Optica Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition will be presented as a hybrid meeting comprised of in-person and virtual/online talks.


Optica Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition

18 – 22 June 2023
Hybrid Event - Mountain Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 06:00)

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado, United States

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Deadline: 14 February 2023, 12:00

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Keynote Speakers Announced
Noble Prize Winners Alain Aspect and John Clauser will speak at Quantum.

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The Optica Quantum 2.0 Conference

Stimulating and facilitating the development of quantum information science and technology.

Keynote Speakers

Alain Aspect
Alain Aspect

Institut d'Optique

Alain Aspect is known for his experiments illuminating the most intriguing properties of quantum mechanics. His Bell's inequalities tests with pairs of entangled photons (1982) have contributed to settle a debate between Albert Einstein and Nils Bohr, started in 1935. He has also, with Philippe Grangier, given a striking demonstration of wave-particle duality for a single photon, and realized the Wheeler's delayed choice experiment. After his contribution to the development of laser cooling of atoms, with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1985-1992), he has switched to atom optics, where the group he has established revisits landmarks in quantum optics and develops quantum simulators of disordered materials. A professor at the Institut d'Optique graduate school and at Ecole Polytechnique (University Paris-Saclay), he is a member of several academies (France, USA, Austria). Among the awards he has received: the CNRS gold medal (2005), the Wolf prize in Physics (2010), the Nils Bohr Gold medal and the Albert Einstein medal (2012), the Ives medal/Quinn prize from OSA (2013) and the Balzan prize in quantum information (2014). On 04 October 2022, Aspect was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger, for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.

John Clauser
John Clauser

J.F. Clauser & Assoc.

John F. Clauser is an American experimental and theoretical physicist. He is best known for his contributions to the foundations of quantum mechanics, in particular for the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt (CHSH) inequality, the first experimental proof that non-local quantum entanglement is real (Freedman-Clauser), and for the formulation of the theory of Local Realism (Clauser-Horne). From 1987-1991 he proposed (and patented) atom interferometers as useful ultra-sensitive inertial and gravity sensors. In 1992, with Matthias Reinsch, Clauser first deduced the number-theoretic properties of the fractional Talbot effect and invented the Talbot-Lau interferometer. From 1990-1997, with Shifang Li, Clauser first used Talbot-Lau interferometry to build an atom interferometer. In 1998 he invented and patented the use of the Talbot-Lau interferometry for "Ultrahigh Resolution Interferometric X-ray Imaging." This invention, in turn, allows x-ray phase-contrast medical imaging of soft tissue. Clauser was awarded the Reality Foundation Prize in 1982, the Wolf Prize in 2010 and the 2011 Thompson-Reuters Citation Laureate in Physics. On 04 October 2022, Clauser was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Alain Aspect and Anton Zeilinger, for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.

Michelle Simmons
Michelle Simmons

University of New South Wales

Michelle Simmons is the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. She has pioneered unique technologies internationally to build electronic devices in silicon at the atomic scale, including the world's smallest transistor, the narrowest conducting wires, 3D atomic electronics and the first two qubit gate using atom-based qubits in silicon. As the founder of Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, her team is at the forefront of developing a silicon-based quantum computer. Michelle is one of a handful of researchers in Australia to have twice received an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship and now a Laureate Fellowship. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the UK Institute of Physics, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the Australian Academy of Science.

On the edge of a technology revolution, Quantum 2.0 refers to the development and use of quantum superposition and entanglement in large engineered systems. Examples of such large quantum systems include quantum computers and simulators, quantum communication networks and arrays of quantum sensors. New technologies will go far beyond the (quantum 1.0) capabilities offered by single systems.

Who Should Attend and Why
This conference brings together academics, industry and government scientists, national labs and others working to advance quantum science and technology. Participants will have the opportunity to interact, discover common ground and potentially build collaborations leading to new concepts or development opportunities.

Conference Objectives
Our goal is to promote the development of mature quantum technologies that will allow us to build Quantum 2.0 systems capable of quantum advantage and to look forward to new scientific frontiers beyond the scope of current technologies.


Eden Figueroa

SUNY Stony Brook, United States

Ronald Holzwarth

Menlo Systems GmbH, Germany

Hugues de Riedmatten

ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
Program Chair

Sonika Johri

IonQ Inc, United States
Program Chair