Virtual FTQT Benasque – Fault Tolerant Quantum Technologies

When: 6 days over 2 weeks, 11th-20th August 2020

We are pleased to announce the speakers and talk schedule for the FTQT workshop on Fault-tolerant quantum technologies. Topics of discussion include:
– Understanding noise model details such as noise bias & qubit leakage;
– Advances in decoder development & efficiency;
– LDPC codes;
– Bosonic/GKP codes.

This is workshop is now to be held online with no registration fee. The full conference schedule can be download here.

Please register on the Benasque website ( to receive updates on access to zoom links and the conference slack channel.

QEC’19 – Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC’19) is now open for the submission of contributed talks and posters.

QEC ’19 will be taking place at Senate House, London between 29th July and 2nd August 2019. It aims to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss theoretical, experimental and technological research towards robust quantum computation. Topics will include control, error correction and fault tolerance, and their interface with physics, computer science and technology research.

Please see our web-page for further information about the conference, including the list of invited speakers, and information on how to submit your one-page abstract: http://qec19.

The deadline for submissions is April 1st.

The scope of QEC is broad. Here is a non-exhaustive list of topics covered by the conference:

  • Quantum error correcting codes; error correction and decoders
  • Architecture and design of fault tolerant quantum computers
  • Error mitigation in NISQ computations
  • Error mitigation in quantum annealing
  • Reliable quantum control
  • Dynamical decoupling
  • Error quantification
  • tomography and benchmarking
  • Quantum repeaters
  • Active or self-correcting quantum memory
  • Applications of quantum error correction in Physics, CS and other disciplines
  • Classical error correction relevant to the QEC community
  • Compilers for fault tolerant gate sets
  • Error correction and mitigation in other Quantum Technologies (sensing / cryptography / etc.)
  • QEC-inspired quantum computing theory
Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:  1 April 2019
Registration opens: TBC (late February)
Early registration deadline:  10 June 2019
Registration deadline:  15 July 2019

5th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction

The 5th International Conference on Quantum  Error Correction (QEC’19) will be taking place at Senate House, London from  29th July to 2nd August 2019.

QEC highlights recent advances in quantum error correction, quantum control  and related topics and important theme of the conference is the way quantum  error correction influences other fields of research in quantum information,  quantum technologies, physics and computer science. Information about  previous conferences in the series can be found at QEC7
(, QEC11 (, QEC14 ( and QEC17 (

Senate House is a striking art-deco building which is the headquarters of the  University of London. It is situated next to the British Museum in the heart  of London. Please see our web-page for further information about the:

Details of conference registration and a call for papers will be announced in  early 2019.

This conference is organised by the Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control group of the Institute of Physics, and the conference chair  is Prof. Dan Browne.

Two QCDA talks accepted for QIP 2019!

Congratulations to QCDA project members Earl Campbell, Omar Fawzi, Antoine Grospellier and Anthony Leverrier for accepted talks at QIP 2019.

Earl Campbell will present his work on “A theory of single-shot error correction for adversarial noise”. Omar Fawzi, Antoine Grospellier and Anthony Leverrier will present their paper ”
Constant overhead quantum fault-tolerance with quantum expander codes”.

The arXiv links for both papers are below:

Kick-off meeting in Paris

The QCDA kick-off meeting will take place at INRIA in Paris on 5th and 6th November 2018. The emphasis is on a workshop style meeting so collaborators within QCDA can make progress on joint projects. There is space for a limited number of external participants who want to collaborate with the consortium.

In following years of the QCDA project, we will run conference-style events that are more outward facing and open to the general community.