C3QS: Coherent Control of Complex Quantum Systems

Coherent Control of Complex Quantum Systems


C3QS 2018   17-20 April   Okinawa, Japan 

The quest to create complex synthetic quantum systems from the bottom up is currently one of the most active and exciting areas of physics. It promises the ability to study new and advanced quantum mechanical effects for fundamental science and applications in quantum engineering. Typical experimental systems in this area are cold atoms and ions, nano-resonators, semiconductor quantum dots or superconducting quantum interference devices, with new and exciting ones added regularly. All of these allow large experimental control and detailed theoretical understanding.

At the same time, a top-down approach that tries to identify quantum effects in natural systems has recently created a lot of momentum and new ideas. The most prominent representative of this is the area of quantum biology, which aims at identifying systems in which coherence might be an important ingredient for their functionality. 

The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts and students representing leading theoretical and experimental groups working on coherent dynamics in complex quantum mechanical systems in various physical settings and function as a platform for interesting and sometimes unexpected discussions arising from overlapping and complementary approaches.

The number of participants is strictly limited

LocationOIST Seaside House, Okinawa, Japan


Eva-Maria Graefe (Imperial College London, UK)
Artur Widera (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Harald Weinfurter (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)
Nobuyuki Imoto (Osaka  University, Japan)
Ying-Dan Wang (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences/ KITPC, China)
Marcello Dalmonte (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy)
Meera Parish (Monash University, Australia)
Renate Landig (Harvard University, USA)
Hideo Kosaka (Yokohama National University, Japan)
Zhen-Sheng Yuan (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Jason Twamley (Macquarie University, Australia)
John Morton (University College London, UK)  
Christopher A. Fuchs (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)

Important Dates:

  • Application Open: 31 October 2017
  • Application Deadline: 7 January 2018 ➡ 17 January, 2018
  • Notification of Application Results:  February
  • Participants arrive in Okinawa: 16 April 2018
  • Participants depart Okinawa:  21 April 2018
  • Main Details: There is no registration fee. OIST will handle the logistics and cover the cost of twin-share accommodation at Seaside House and meals for all workshop participants. OIST will also help with arranging visas when necessary. A reasonable number of participants will be offered full financial travel support. This full financial travel support may be extended to other participants.





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