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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 Thursday (May 19, 2022) at 9 am and end on Friday (May 20, 2022) at 4 pm. Friday morning at 9 am, there will be a public talk by Nobel laureate Bill Phillips, NIST. 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 minutes) 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).

If you need to book your stay to participate in this event, we recommend reserving in the following location at the earliest:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman
2501 Conference Drive, Norman, Oklahoma, 73069, USA
Ph: +1 405-364-8040

In case of questions, please contact Dr. Joseph Tischler ( or Dr. Arne Schwettmann (

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