CQD 2017


Okinawa School in Physics 2017: Coherent Quantum Dynamics



CQD 2017     26 September - 5 October 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 should present a poster based on their current research.  

Location: OIST Seaside House

Participants:OIST Seaside House
Lecturers: Hotel Moon Beach

OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. In order to assist principal child carers in participating at this workshop we can provide additional support (such as flights for the child(ren) and child care) where necessary.   Information available on request. 


Confirmed Lecturers

József Fortágh, University of Tübingen, Germany (L)

Lecture I    Atom chips
Lecture II   Interactions of atoms and solids
Lecture III  Hybrid quantum systems of ultra-cold atoms and superconductors

Kazue Kudo, Ochanomizu University, Japan (C) 

Colloquium: Domain pattern dynamics in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates and Ferromagnets

Wenhui Li, CQT, Singapore (L)

Lectures: Cold Rydberg gases

Sabrina Maniscalco, University of Turku, Finland (L)

Lectures: Non-Markovian open quantum systems

John Martinis, Google, UC Santa Barbara, US (L)

Lectures: Quantum supremacy in superconducting qubits

Christophe Salomon, LKB, CNRS, France (L)    

Lectures: Ultracold Fermi gases

Ryosuke Shimizu, University of Electro-Communications, Japan (C)

Colloquium:  Fourier optics for entangled photons

Gora Shlyapnikov, LPTMS, CNRS, Orsay, France (L)

Lecture I  Bose-Einstein condensation. From the discovery to modern results.

a) Basic concepts. Role of the density of satates and interparticle interaction.
b) Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in trapped gases. Dynamics of evolving condensates.
c) BEC in dipolar cold gases. Stability diagram.
d) Supersolid state of bosons

Lecture II  Degenerate fermions. From the weakly to strongly interacting regime.

a) Basic concepts. First observation of quantum degeneracy. BCS approach
b) Feshbach resonances and the achievement of the strongly interacting regime.
c) BCS-BEC crossover. Bose-Einstein condensation and remarkable collisional stability of weakly bound molecules.

Lecture III  Prospects for novel many-body states in ultracold gases.

a) Itinerant ferromagnetism in two-component Fermi gases. Stoner mechanism and beyond it.
b) P-wave superfluids of identical fermions. Px+iPy topological superfluid. Critical temperature and stability in free space and in a lattice

Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA (L)

Lectures: Quantum Nanophotonics

Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan / Stanford University, USA (L)

Lectures: Quantum neural networks for combinatorial optimization and Boltzmann sampling I, II, III

Eisuke Abe, Keio University, Japan (C)

Colloquium: Microwave engineering, magnetic sensing technique and materials science for NV centers in diamond. 

Takao Aoki, Waseda University, Japan (C)

Cavity QED with All-Fiber Cavities

L: Lectures

C: Colloquium

Important Dates

  • Application Open: March 2017
  • Application Deadline: 21 May 201➡Extended to 10 June
  • Deadline for Reference Letters: 28 May 2017➡Extended to 17 June
  • Notification of Application Results: late-June 2017*Due to the large amount of applications, the selection process has been delayed.  The notification of the result is planned to send out at 21st of July.
  • Participants arrive on Okinawa: September 25, 2017
  • Participants depart Okinawa: October 06, 2017


  • 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
  • Yoshiro Takahashi, Kyoto University: Programme Committee


Poster sessions sponsors