Quantum Computing Scalability Conference

30 – 31 March 2023

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK

For more information, contact: nqccscalability23@stfc.ac.uk

Pre-Register before 31st Jan. 2023

*subject to change

Hardware scalability is one of the main challenges in the field of quantum computing. Currently, there are research and engineering challenges that need to be tackled across all hardware platforms in order to meet the full requirements for scalability. Understanding the roadblocks to scalability can help us allocate resources more efficiently.

This event aims to bring together experts in quantum computing hardware, across multiple platforms, to make an honest assessment on scalability. We intend to identify the bottlenecks and most pressing issues in the field, compare and discuss solutions, fostering collaborations and cross-fertilisation.

Meet the speakers

    Trapped Ions

Chris Monroe

Duke University, IonQ

Maciej Malinowski

Oxford Ionics

Foni Raphaël Le Brun-Ricalens

University of Sussex, Universal Quantum

Cameron Deans

Trapped Ions H/W Development Manager, NQCC

    Superconducting Circuits

Christopher Eichler

Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg

Mandy Birch

Martin Weides

University of Glasgow

Vivek Chidambaram

Superconducting H/W Development Manager, NQCC

    Cold Atoms

Lucas Béguin


Jonathan Pritchard

University of Strathclyde

Alex Keesling

QuEra Computing

Nicholas Spong

Scientist, NQCC


Josh Nunn


Alberto Politi

Duality Quantum Photonics

Mark Thompson

Psi Quantum

Niccolo Somaschi


Panel discussions



This panel aims to discuss the challenges of benchmarking and standardising scalable quantum computing.


Hari Krovi


Ivan Rungger


Ash Montanaro

University of Bristol

Elham Kashefi

University of Edinburgh



This panel aims to discuss neighbouring quantum technologies that might be crucial in the development of scalable quantum computers. These are (but are not limited to) microfabrication, single-photon source, optical resonator integration, photonic on-chip integration, etc.


Amado Bautista-Salvador


Carmen Palacios-Berraquero

Nu Quantum

Tim Ballance


Devin Smith


Venue and travel information

The conference will be held at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford, UK, a historic college within the university for being joint first to admit women. Situated next to University Parks, it provides a beautiful landscape to foster discussion. Dinner on Thursday evening will be held in the dining hall. The college is wheelchair accessible and we are happy to make any further reasonable adjustments if required.

Oxford train station is a 25min walk away, or taxis are available from that location.

From both Gatwick and Heathrow airports, there is a bus service (https://www.theairlineoxford.co.uk/) straight to Oxford, otherwise, there are regular train services from Marylebone and Paddington to Oxford.

There are many hotels available in the area, including many colleges in Oxford: https://tinyurl.com/yssywvt2

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