Okinawa School in Physics: Coherent Quantum Dynamics

Okinawa School in Physics 2023: Coherent Quantum Dynamics

CQD 2023    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 (twin share only):OIST Seaside House Onna, Okinawa
Lecturers: Hotel to be confirmed, Onna, Okinawa

Registration fee :12,000 JPY (approx. 90 EUR or 100 USD).  Payment method will be informed later

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. 


Mikhail (Misha) Baranov, IQOQI Innsbruck, Austria (L)

John Goold, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (L)

Ping Koy Lam, The Australian National University, Australia / National University of Singapore, Singapore (C)

Dieter Meschede, University of Bonn, Germany (L)

Arghavan Safavi, University of Amsterdam, Netherland (L)

Giulia Semeghini, Harvard University, USA (L)

Birgit Stiller, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany (L)

Shigeki Takeuchi, Kyoto University, Japan (L)

David Elkouss, OIST, Japan (L)

*more to be announced 


L: Lectures
C: Colloquium

Important Dates - to be confirmed 

  • Application Open: 10 February 2023
  • Application Deadline: 31 May 2023
  • Deadline for Reference Letters: 07 June 2023
  • Notification of Application Results:mid-June 2023
  • Participants arrive on Okinawa: 25 September 2023
  • Participants depart Okinawa:  06 October 2023



  • Síle Nic Chormaic, OIST Graduate University: Organising and Programme Committee
  • Thomas Busch, OIST Graduate University: Organising and Programme Committee
  • Kae Nemoto, OIST Graduate University: Organising and Programme Committee