Charting Quantum Horizons: Establishing a Roadmap for Microarcsecond Astronomy

Monday, 11 March 2024 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. MST

Tucson, Arizona

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The goal of this one-day workshop is to establish astronomy–quantum collaborations and to explore the roadmaps towards a new era of high-resolution astronomy. We aim to achieve this by accomplishing the following in the workshop:

  • Highlight science cases enabled by microarcsecond resolution at optical/IR wavelengths (e.g. exoplanets, stellar physics, young stars/disks, AGN and SMBHs)
  • Discuss quantum-enhanced methods for pushing current limitations on spatial resolution
  • Establish collaborations between the astronomy and quantum communities to address science requirements and technical challenges

Another important goal following the workshop is for a collaboration of astronomers and quantum information scientists to write a joint white paper and/or publication that describes the concept of an on-sky demonstration of a quantum-enhanced telescope/interferometer.