Control of Complex Quantum Systems


C3QS 2016   18-21 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 to 67.

LocationOIST Seaside House, Okinawa, Japan

Important Dates:

  • Application Open:13 October 2015
  • Application Deadline: 6 January 2016extended to 20 January 2016
  • Notification of Application Results: Around 9 February 2016 23 February 2016
  • Participants arrive in Okinawa: 17 April 2016
  • Participants depart Okinawa:  22 April 2016
  • 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.