Finally, the superconducting quantum computing community has its own conference. After months of planning, the Superconducting Qubits and Algorithms (SQA) Conference took place in August 2022 in Helsinki, Finland.
SQA is a not-for-profit scientific conference with a focus on science, technology, and algorithms relevant to superconducting quantum computers.
In cooperation with the scientific community, IQM Quantum Computers, which organised the conference, brought together brilliant minds from the field of superconducting quantum computing to connect and exchange ideas. It was four amazing days of keynotes, talks, and poster sessions.
Image: Mikko Möttönen opening SQA Conference.
The conference started with welcoming remarks by Prof. Mikko Möttönen, the Chair of the conference and Chief Scientist at IQM Quantum Computers, followed by welcoming words from the Mayor of Helsinki, Juhana Vartiainen, and a keynote by Pedram Roushan of Google.
Over the next three days, over 30 talks and 70 poster presenters showcased their work to over 270 attendees. On top of that, plenty of coffee breaks, lunch breaks, a welcome reception, a conference dinner, and very interesting excursions to the Bluefors facility, IQM laboratory, and the city of Helsinki itself offered an abundance of networking opportunities.
Image: Participants engaging in the poster session.
SQA Conference is a community event, and it would not have been possible without all of you. Thank you, whether you were a speaker, guest, participant, supporter, or watched the conference online.
Image: Group picture of speakers and participants.
If you couldn’t make it to Helsinki, check out the recordings here.
We had a huge blast! And SQA definitely has to be repeated. Thus, we are looking forward to welcoming you next year!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Stefan Seegerer is currently Quantum Education Manager at IQM. In his role, he helps people learn more about quantum computing and integrate it into their own solutions. As an experienced educator, he has designed a variety of teaching and learning materials and was awarded AI Newcomer 2021 by the German Society for Computer Science and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.