Quantum Technologies with Floating Charged Particles


Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (All day) to Friday, May 31, 2024 (All day)


OIST Seaside House


The main subject of this workshop is categorized in the field of Quantum Information Science and Technology. The importance of developing quantum technologies for the future society is now recognized worldwide. One major goal of this field is clearly to realize a fault-tolerant quantum computer, but besides, quantum technologies are also believed to have potential for sensing and communication devices with unprecedent efficiency and precision.

Further exploration of novel physical systems interlinked with the advances in currently existing physical platforms would be the key towards dynamic development in this field. Tremendous progress has already been achieved in the system of trapped ions floating in vacuum. It is recognized that this system is one of the most promising candidates for building a universal quantum computer. Recently electrons trapped in Paul/Penning traps have also emerged as promising candidates for quantum computing/simulation and precision metrology. On the other hand, free electrons floating above the surface of superfluid helium or solid neon recently had also shown great potential for quantum technology. There are many striking similarities between these two systems. Like ions trapped in vacuum, such floating electrons exist in an extremely clean disorder-free environment, which ensures extremely long coherence of their quantum states. Many experimental methods developed for trapped ions can be potentially applied for floating electrons as well. Nevertheless, until recently the research in electrons on superfluid helium and solid neon has been developing independently from that of the trapped ions.

The aim of this workshop is to bridge, for the first time, the gap between these two exciting systems by bringing together leading experts representing both fields to discuss recent developments and to share ideas. It is intended to increase mutual awareness of the current trends in the research in these two systems and serve as a platform for future collaborations.

For further details please visit the workshop's website.

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


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Sponsor or Contact: 
Denis Konstantinov (Quantum Dynamics Unit)
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Application Deadline

Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 23:45

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