Okinawa School in Physics: Coherent Quantum Dynamics



CQD 2015     29 September - 8 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 will present a poster based on their current research and presentation training is also provided. 

This year the school is co-funded by the CSTI ImPACT program, one of whose aims is research towards quantum artificial brains and quantum simulations [link here]. Information about the program will be available at the school.

Location: OIST Seaside House


Confirmed Lecturers

Rainer Blatt, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Quantum Information Science - Experimental Implementation with Trapped Ions

Michel DevoretYale University, USA
Superconducting Artificial Atoms

Kjeld EikemaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Frequency comb lasers and applications; from quantum control to precision spectroscopy

Berthold EnglertNational University of Singapore, Singapore
Quantum measurements

Keisuke FujiiKyoto University, Japan
Interdisciplinary fields between quantum information science and physics

Peter Knight, Imperial College London, UK
Quantum Correlations and Uncertainties in Quantum Optics

Kae Nemoto, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Noise and Error Correction in Quantum Computation

Halina Rubinsztein Dunlop, The University of Queensland, Australia
Generation, control and manipulation of optical orbital angular momentum in classical and quantum realms.

Confirmed Colloquium Speakers

Rainer Dumke, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
Hybrid Quantum Systems: Towards Pairing Superconducting Circuits with Atomic Quantum System

Yasunobu Nakamura, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Member of the ImPACT project)
Hybrid quantum systems based on collective excitations in solids

Shoko Utsunomiya, National Institute of Informatics, Japan (Member of the ImPACT project)
Coherent Ising machine using laser/DOPO network for solving combinatorial optimization problems

Nic Shannon, OIST Graduate University, Japan
Are snowflakes really crystals? The quantum life of protons in water ice


Important Dates (tentative):

  • Application Open: March 6, 2015
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2015 → June 5th, 2015
  • Deadline Reference Letters: May 22, 2015 → June 12th, 2015
  • Notification of Application Results: Around June 1, 2015  Around June 25th29th, 2015
  • Participants arrive on Okinawa: September 28, 2015
  • Participants depart Okinawa: Ocober 9, 2015


  • 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
CQD2015 poster sessions are sponsored by Japan Laser Corp., Menlo Systems GmbH, and OptoSci Ltd.