HQS Quantum Simulations

Michael Marthaler

Michael did his PhD on QED in superconducting devices in 2009 at the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT).

As a researcher, Michael designed and taught lectures on quantum computing. From 2010 to 2019, he led a research group working on quantum simulation, quantum metamaterials and open quantum systems.

In 2017 he founded HQS Quantum Simulations. As CEO, he is the main representative of the company and responsible for its long-term vision.

Michael actively searches for partners with aligned goals in order to collaborate. The AVaQus consortium is a prime example where HQS' interests perfectly fit into the scope of the overall project to maximize the mutual benefit of all parties.

You can also find Michael on: LinkedIn, Website, Twitter

Jan Reiner

Jan did his PhD on circuit QED and errors in quantum simulations at the KIT Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics.

He co-founded HQS Quantum Simulations and as Chief Scientific Officer his central responsibility is the overview of HQS’ scientific work.

Jan manages the HQS research effort for multiple European-wide scientific collaborations including the AVaQus project.

Within AVaQus, he uses his expertise to guide HQS' endeavor to help with the design of coherent quantum annealers and to find additional use cases for these devices in the realm of quantum simulations.

You can also find Jan on: LinkedIn

Keith Fratus

Keith received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, on the subject of isolated quantum thermalization.

After a two-year post-doctoral appointment at the Institut de physique et de chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS) on the subject of scanning-gate microscopy, he began work at HQS in September 2019 as an expert on quantum algorithms and their implementation on NISQ devices.

In particular, he has been focused on the question how noise on near-term quantum devices influences quantum simulations and whether these effects can be used as a resource to implement quantum algorithms that demonstrate quantum advantage.

He continues to pursue this line of research as a member of the AVaQus collaboration helping to discover opportunities for the use of coherent quantum annealers.

You can also find Keith on: LinkedIn