CQD 2014


Okinawa School in Physics: Coherent Quantum Dynamics


CQD 2014 16-25 September Okinawa, Japan

The study of quantum coherent dynamics is currently one of the most active and exciting areas in physics. It holds the promise for the development of new technologies (quantum computing, quantum metrology,...) and, at the same time, has already delivered insights into the foundations of quantum mechanics. Its fast moving pace and new approach has attracted many young researchers and summer schools - at which leading experts share their knowledge and directly interact with the participants - have become an integral part of the community.

The school will consist of lectures delivered by Japanese and international experts on the fundamentals of the area.  This will be supplemented by accessible presentations (colloquia) on cutting-edge research problems.  All participants will present a poster based on their current research and presentation training is also provided. 

The lectures and classes are open for all OIST members to attend.  The full schedule and information about the speakers can be found at https://groups.oist.jp/cqd/school-programme. Please feel free to join the discussions at any time!

Important Dates (tentative):

  • Application Open: February 18, 2014
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2014 May 8, 2014
  • Deadline Reference Letters: May 8, 2014 → May 15, 2014
  • Notification of Application Results: May 15, 2014Around May 20, 2014
  • Participants arrive in Okinawa: September 15, 2014
  • Participants depart Okinawa: September 26, 2014

Location: OIST Seaside House

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  participants. OIST will also help with arranging visas if necessary. A reasonable number of  participants will be offered financial travel support.   Please state on your application whether you need support for your airfare or not. 

All participants are expected to bring a poster on their research.

Excursion: We will organise an excursion with a local guide (english speaking) on Sunday 21st to two of the main attractions in Okinawa: Ocean Expo Park <http://oki-park.jp.e.ms.hp.transer.com/kaiyohaku/> and Nakijin Castle Remains <http://nakijinjo.jp/english/>

*OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.*

  • Thomas Busch, OIST Graduate University: Organising and Programme Committee
  • Síle Nic Chormaic, OIST Graduate University: Organising and Programme Committee
  • Yasunobu Nakamura, The University of Tokyo: Programme Committee
  • Masahito Ueda, The University of Tokyo: Programme Committee