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RIT Photonics

Photonics for Quantum 2 - June 23-25, 2020

 Update:
Due to the recent events with COVID-19, we are considering the possibility of holding PfQ2 solely online as a virtual workshop. An online virtual workshop will include posters, talks, and anticipated panels. Our experience last year with live streaming and recording was a good one. If our event date is during a time that group gatherings still prove to risk others' health, we are confident we can use live streaming and recording to hold PfQ2 virtually. You can find talks from PfQ1 on our site here. Given that there is no registration fee, you can safely register without concern about a refund if the workshop is canceled or postponed. We will update this page with further information as we have it.


The Photonics for Quantum 2 Workshop (PfQ2) convenes international experts, industry, and students in quantum photonic information science and technology in support of efforts to fulfill the promise of the Quantum 2.0 Revolution.

The workshop features over 30 invited talks on quantum topics spanning applications, experiments, quantum photonic integrated circuits, materials, integration between dissimilar material systems, devices, and concepts to support a national quantum foundry. It also includes a meeting for education researchers and curriculum developers from physics, engineering, and computing who focus on quantum content. The meeting will develop priorities for new curriculum development and research on student learning that aligns with contemporary quantum topics. Also added to this year’s agenda is the Women in Quantum: Increasing diversity in industry and academia Breakfast Panel. This unique event will create a community among women in this area and increase the outreach efforts of future women researchers.

PfQ2 is free for attendees, including registration, all talks, meals, panels, and a job fair. The workshop is partially funded by a National Science Foundation grant that supports an RIT-led team to propose an NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute. It is also funded by RIT’s Future Photon Initiative and corporate sponsors.

To assist undergraduate and graduate students with travel costs, we have introduced sponsored travel stipends. We hope that through these sponsored travel stipends, we can help directly facilitate relationships between students and industry while supporting the student’s extended learning at the workshop.

Due to generous contributions from RIT and our sponsors, there is no registration fee.

For further information about this workshop, email Robyn Rosechandler (ritphotonics@rit.edu).

Learn more about the previous PfQ workshop, Phototonics for Quantum 1.

Sponsors

PLATINUM

   

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

         

       

Events

AIM Members Meeting (June 22)

Quantum Careers and Education

Women in Quantum

Confirmed Speakers

Carmen G. Almudever, TU Delft
Jacques Carolan, MIT
Jennifer Choy, University of Wisconsin
Dirk Englund, MIT
Eric Fossum, Dartmouth
Gregory Fuchs, Cornell University
Saikat Guha, University of Arizona
Dylan Mahler, Xanadu
Nicolas Menicucci, RMIT University
Philip Walther, Vienna
Andrew Weiner, Purdue

Workshop Information

Scientific Organizing Committee

Michael Fanto, Amr Helmy, Gregory Howland, Sonia Lopez Alarcon, Hamad Majedi, Peter McMahon, Stefan Preble, David Starling, Tom Tongue, Ben Zwickl

Local Organizing Committee

Matthew van Niekerk, Dr. John Serafini, Ashleigh Hunt, Breonna Cosgrove, Matthew Peeks, Justin Gallagher

Poster Information

Follow the SPIE guidelines for size, format, fonts, etc.

Shipping Information

If you would like to ship items, such as posters, to RIT before the workshop, please use the following address and alert ritphotonics@rit.edu.

Robyn Rosechandler
Future Photon Initiative
Rochester Institute of Technology
74 Lomb Memorial Drive
ENG-3113
Rochester, NY 14623

Travel and Venue

Venue

Ingle Auditorium, in the Student Activities Union, on RIT's campus will be the venue for the workshop. Parking is available in Lot U or D (map). Parking passes are available at the welcome center.

Student Travel Stipends 

New this year! Thanks to our generous corporate sponsors, we are offering a new program to assist undergraduate and graduate students with travel costs through $200 stipends per student. We hope that through these sponsored travel stipends, we can help directly facilitate relationships between students and industry while supporting the student’s extended learning at the workshop. Students can apply for the travel stipends through our registration form. Student travel stipends are first come, first serve and reserved for students traveling more than 50 miles to Rochester.

Air and Ground Travel

The nearest airport is the Rochester International Airport (ROC). Cabs, Lyft, and Uber are available in Rochester.

Hotels

Official workshop hotels:
The Radisson: 175 Jefferson Road, Rochester, New York 14623, United States
Book Here

Staybridge Suites: 1000 Genesee Street Rochester, New York 14611, United States
Book by contacting Robert Maxwell: robertm@stayroc.com, (585) 527-9110

Other area hotels:
DoubleTree

Meals

Due to generous contributions from RIT and our sponsors, the workshop will provide continental breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop. Evening events include dinner.

Program

Tuesday June 23, 2020

PfQ2 Day 1 - Schedule coming soon.

Wednesday June 24, 2020

PfQ2 Day 2 - Schedule coming soon.

Thursday June 25, 2020

PfQ2 Final day - Schedule coming soon.

Photo Gallery

Coming soon.

Registration

Come join us on June 23-25, 2020.

Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for Photonics for Quantum 2 (PfQ2) are now available!
All sponsors will have tabletop exhibit space. Higher levels of sponsorship include breaks and meals, and participation in the expanded workforce and education events. Platinum sponsors will be able to give a talk in front of all the attendees this year. Each sponsorship level will include travel stipends to assist undergraduate and graduate students with travel costs. We hope that through these sponsored travel stipends, we can help directly facilitate relationships between students and industry while supporting the student’s extended learning at the workshop.
Please contact Robyn Rosechandler for more information on sponsorship levels.