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Inaugural CQRT Workshop, May 19-20, 2022: "Quantum Science and Technology" 

The inaugural 2-day workshop will bring leading researchers from academia, national laboratories, and industry to OU’s Norman campus.

The workshop will start on Wednesday (May 18, 2022) evening around 7pm with a public talk by Nobel laureate Bill Phillips, NIST, and end on Friday (May 20, 2022) around 4pm.  We are currently planning for an in-person event (we are monitoring the pandemic and will reevaluate as needed). 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joel Grimm, Naval Research Laboratory. 
  • Boubacar Kante, UC Berkeley.
  • Patty Lee, Honeywell Quantum Solutions. 
  • Prineha Narang, Harvard University. 
  • Chris Palmstrom, UC Santa Barbara.
  • Bill Phillips (Nobel Laureate), NIST and University of Maryland, JQI. 
  • Ana-Maria Rey (MacArthur Fellow), JILA, NIST, CU Boulder.
  • Jim Shaffer, Quantum Valley Ideas Lab.
  • Norman Yao, UC Berkeley.

Getting to Norman: 

  • The Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City (24 miles / 30 minute) is served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United. 
  • Other airports which will need a rental car to get to Norman: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (176 miles / 2.5 hours) and Dallas Love Field Airport (185 miles / 3 hours).

A registration link and information on accomodation for out-of-town visitors will be added to this website in early 2022.

In case of questions, please contact co-chairs Doerte Blume ( and Joseph Tischler (

We gratefully acknowledge support by the Center for Quantum Research and Technology, Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, Gallogly College of Engineering, and Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnership.