Coherent Control of Complex Quantum Systems


C3QS 2013   7-12 May   Okinawa, Japan

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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 theoretcal 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:

  • Applications open: 1 November 2012
  • Application Deadline: 15 January 2013
  • Notification of Application Results: around 25 January 2013
  • Participants arrive in Okinawa: 7 May 2013
  • Participants depart Okinawa: 12 May 2013

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 early state researchers will be offerered full financial suppoty (incl. return airfare). This full financial support maybe extended to other participants.

Excursion: We will organise an excursion with a local guide (english speaking) on Thursday afternoon to two of the main attractions in Okinawa: the Aquarium and Nakijin Castle





Last updated November  13, 2012