Superconducting Qubits
and Algorithms Conference

29 August - 01 September 2023, Munich, Germany

About The Event

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About The Conference

Superconducting Qubits and Algorithms (SQA) is a not-for-profit scientific conference with a focus on science, technology, and algorithms relevant for superconducting quantum computers. It is organized by IQM Quantum Computers, the Technical University of Munich and the Munich Quantum Valley in cooperation with the scientific community. Our goal is to make this the leading event in its field.


Munich, Germany
on-site participation only, but talks can be freely watched via live stream


Tuesday to Friday
29 August - 01 September 2023

Livestream 2023

Watch the livestream here (or on YouTube)

Important Dates

Submission site opening

February 1, 2023 AoE

Abstract Submission Deadline

April 23, AoE

Notification of Acceptance

May, 2023 AoE

Early bird Registration Deadline

June, 2023 AoE

Registration closes

August 22, 2023 AoE


August 29 - September 01, 2023

We are looking forward to your contribution. For details, see the Call for Abstracts.


Keynote speakers

Shruti Puri

Prof. Shruti Puri

Yale University

Johannes Fink (picture by Nadine Poncioni)

Prof. Johannes Fink

Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Alexandre Bourassa

Dr. Alexandre Bourassa

Google Quantum AI

Donna Yost

Donna Yost

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Invited speakers

Patrice Bertet

Prof. Patrice Bertet

Université Paris-Saclay

Angela Kou

Prof. Angela Kou

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Yoshiki Sunada

Dr. Yoshiki Sunada

University of Tokyo

Juha Hassel

Dr. Juha Hassel


Thorsten Last

Dr. Thorsten Last

Orange Quantum Systems

Andrei Vrajitoarea

Dr. Andrei Vrajitoarea

University of Chicago

Luke Govia

Dr. Luke Govia



Prof. Andris Ambainis

University of Latvia


Scientific Committee

Prof. Harry Buhrman, QuSoft
Prof. Stefan Filipp, TU Munich / Walther-Meißner-Institut (Host)
Prof. Mikko Möttönen, Aalto University
Prof. William D. Oliver, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Frank Wilhelm-Mauch, OpenSuperQ / Forschungszentrum Jülich

Scientific Advisors

Prof. Johannes Borregaard, TU Delft
Prof. Edoardo Charbon, EPFL
Prof. Arkady Fedorov, University of Queensland
Dr. Luke Govia, IBM
Dr. Jonas Helsen, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Prof. Steve Girvin, Yale
Prof. Simon Gröblacher, Qphox
Dr. Jeffrey Grover, MIT
Dr. Joonas Govenius, VTT
Prof. Michael Hartmann, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Dr. Juha Hassel, IQM Quantum Computers
Dr. Bharat Kannan, Atlantic Quantum
Dr. Philip Krantz, Keysight
Prof. Mazyar Mirrahimi, INRIA
Prof. Sabrina Maniscalco, Algorithmiq
Prof. Yasunobu Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Dr. Shiro Saito, NTT Basic Laboratories
Prof. Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zürich

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Stefan Seegerer, IQM Quantum Computers
Ekaterina Milchakova, IQM Quantum Computers
Dr. Klaus Liegener, TU Munich / Walther-Meißner-Institut
Mai Nguyen, IQM Quantum Computers
Amit Devra, TU Munich / Munich Quantum Valley
Veronika Aechter, Munich Quantum Valley
Dr. Tirtha Som, Munich Quantum Valley
Michael Bruce, IQM Quantum Computers
Taru Koivulehto, IQM Quantum Computers

Event Schedule

Check out the abstracts here

Registration opens

Opening and Keynote

Keynote by Shruti Puri, Yale University: Good Qubits and Good Quantum Error Correction Codes (Abstract)

Welcome Reception

Opening Day 2 and Keynote

Keynote by Alexandre Bourassa, Google Quantum AI: Suppressing quantum errors by scaling a surface code logical qubit (Abstract)

Scientific Session: Quantum error correction and mitigation

Patrick Winkel, Yale University: Dual-rail encoding with superconducting cavities (Abstract)
Luca Hofele, ETH Zurich: Fast Flux-Activated Leakage Reduction Unit (Abstract)
Benjamin Huard, ENS Lyon: Passive two-photon dissipation for bit-flip error correction of a cat code (Abstract)

Coffee Break

Scientific Session: Unconventional superconducting qubits

Angela Kou, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Building a hybrid quantum device from semiconducting spins and superconducting circuits (Abstract)
Barkay Guttel, Weizmann Institute: A superconducting quantum memory with tens of milliseconds coherence time (Abstract)
Vasilii Vadimov, Aalto University: Resonator-free readout of a unimon qubit (Abstract)
Axel M Eriksson, Chalmers University: Universal control of a bosonic mode in a planar superconducting nonlinear resonator via native interactions (Abstract)

Lunch Break (Buffet)

Workshop: "Why isn't it perfect yet?! Reverse engineering quantum devices with the Qruise toolset to identify performance bottlenecks" by Qruise

Workshop: "How do I program my dream experiment? A hands-on QUA and OPX workshop" by Quantum Machines

Scientific Session (Posters)

Workshop: "Accelerate Quantum Innovation: Advancing towards a 1000Q+ Quantum Computer" by Keysight Technologies

Coffee Break


Keynote by Donna Yost, MIT Lincoln Laboratory: 3D Integration Technologies for Extensible Quantum Processors (Abstract)

Scientific Session: Fabrication and materials

Wei Liu, IQM Quantum Computers: Development of the quantum processing units (QPUs) at IQM Quantum Computers (Abstract)
Jared Cole, RMIT University: Defects in qubits, novel experiments which probe the limits of the standard tunnelling model (Abstract)
Harsh Gupta, TU Munich: Enhancing the temporal stability of superconducting resonators: Passivation of niobium surfaces with self-assembled monolayers (Abstract)
Amr Osman, Chalmers University: Mitigation of frequency collisions in superconducting quantum processors (Abstract)


Kiutra Facility Tour, WMI Visit, LRZ Visit, or Munich City Tour

Opening Day 3 and Keynote

Keynote by Johannes Fink: Superconducting electrooptic interconnects: Entanglement and readout of superconducting circuits with light (Abstract)

Scientific Session: Supporting hardware

Yonatan Cohen, Quantum Machines: Unlocking the Potential of Quantum-Classical Processing (Abstract)
Tom Stace, Analog Quantum Circuits: Improving the performance of a passive on-chip superconducting circulator (Abstract)
Mats Tholen, KTH: Characterization and benchmarking of a phase-sensitive two-qubit gate using direct digital synthesis (Abstract)

Coffee Break

Scientific Session: Benchmarking and enabling software

Thorsten Last, Orange Quantum Systems: Ingredients for developing superconducting quantum processors at scale (Abstract)
Amit Devra, TU Munich: Wigner State and Process Tomography on Near-Term Quantum Devices (Abstract)
Zoltan Zimboras, Wigner Research Centre for Physics: Efficient quantum gate decomposition via adaptive circuit compression (Abstract)
Anurag Saha Roy, Qruise: Adaptive characterisation of a flux tunable superconducting qubit processor with model based Reinforcement Learning (Abstract)

Lunch Break (buffet)

Workshop: "Accelerating the advent of the quantum computer with off-the-shelf QPUs and TWPAs" by QuantWare

Scientific Session (Posters)

Workshop: "Automating the tuning and optimisation of quantum computers with Quantum Edge" by QuantrolOx

Workshop: "A control stack to accelerate progress towards quantum advantage" by Zurich Instruments (Abstract)

Coffee Break

Scientific Session: High-fidelity elementary operations: gates, readout, reset I

Juha Hassel, IQM Quantum Computers: From high-quality building blocks to scalable quantum computers (Abstract)
Liangyu Chen, Chalmers University: Qubit-state discrimination techniques for accurate quantum error correction (Abstract)
Eli Levenson-Falk, USC: Active, on-demand dissipation for qubit reset and coherence preservation (Abstract)

Scientific Session: High-fidelity elementary operations: gates, readout, reset II

Yoshiki Sunada, University of Tokyo: Thermal-noise-tolerant dispersive readout of a superconducting qubit using a nonlinear Purcell filter (Abstract)
Florian Wallner, TU Munich: Fast and High Fidelity Operation of Coupled Fluxoniums (Abstract)
Sumeru Hazra, Yale University: Purely non-linear interaction between a qubit and its readout resonator (Abstract)

Dinner and Qubit Hunt

Scientific Session: Applications of superconducting qubits beyond computing

Patrice Bertet, Université Paris-Saclay: Single electron-spin-resonance detection by microwave photon counting (Abstract)
Camryn Undershute, Michigan State University: Phononic dissipation with superconducting qubits (Abstract)
Matti Silveri, University of Oulu: Dynamics beyond two-level approximation in transmon arrays (Abstract)
Andrei Vrajitoarea, Stanford University (Abstract)
Zenghui Bao, Tsinghua University: Experimental preparation of generalized and multipartite cat states for itinerant microwave photons (Abstract)

Coffee break

Scientific Session: Near-term algorithms, applications, and co-design

Andris Ambainis: Quantum algorithms for general search strategies, University of Latvia (Abstract)
Shao-Hen Chiew, University of Singapore: Scalable Quantum Computation of Highly Excited Eigenstates with Spectral Transforms (Abstract)
Nick Blunt, Riverlane: Statistical phase estimation and error mitigation on a superconducting quantum processor (Abstract)
Francois Jamet, National Physical Laboratory: Anderson impurity solver integrating tensor network methods with quantum computing (Abstract)

Lunch Break Buffet

Scientific Session: Design and modeling

Luke Govia, IBM: Error modeling to understand and improve device performance in superconducting systems (Abstract)
María Hita-Pérez, CSIC: Capacitive coupling of persistent current qubits (Abstract)
Abhishek Agarwal, National Physical Laboratory: Modelling non-Markovian noise in driven superconducting qubits (Abstract)



Munich, Germany

Located in the heart of Europa, Munich has a vibrant quantum ecosystem. The capital of the German state of Bavaria is home to the Oktoberfest, offers great museums, parks and buildings and boasts an excellent food scene. Explore Munich while you attend SQA 2023. Learn more here.


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  • Absolutely. We still invite you to submit your talk or poster to discuss it with the scientific community.

  • Actually, we do! The selection of scholarship recipients is based on need and your submission. There is a separate gremium deciding on that.

  • This conference is held on-site only. But we will live stream the conference.

  • The organizers of the SQA Conference 2023 are taking all measures to make the event safe. Thus, the venue and the partners we have chosen to work with on this event have implemented specific sanitary protocols ensuring the safety of all employees and visitors. We will follow the official German guidelines for large in-person gatherings at the time of the conference.

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Registration fees include lunch and refreshments on each day, and excursion. Travel and accomodation need to be booked separately. Registration closes on August 22, 2023 AoE.

You will receive a booking link for your hotel stay after confirming your SQA attendance.
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SQA Conference 2023 is organized by IQM Quantum Computers, Munich Quantum Valley and TU Munich.

Please contact us via email for all your questions regarding the SQA Conference.