CQD 2019

Okinawa School in Physics 2019: Coherent Quantum Dynamics



CQD 2019     24 September - 3 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: Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel, Onna, Okinawa

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

Maria Chekhova, MPI for the Science of Light, Germany (L) 
Nonlinear Interferometry

Barry Garraway, University of Sussex, England (L) 
From dressed states to quantum technology  

Nathan Harshman, American University, USA (L)
Symmetry and Control with a Few Trapped Ultracold Atoms

Lecture 1: Symmetry in few-body systems
Lecture 2: Symmetry, integrability, and control
Lecture 3: Symmetry, entanglement and information

Takuya Hirano, Gakushuin University, Japan (C) 
Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of a spinor Bose-Einstein Condensate      

Tomoki Ozawa, RIKEN, Japan (C) 
Topological phases in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical physics 

Hélène Perrin, Université Paris 13, France (L) 
Laser cooling and trapping, and application to experimental studies of superfluid dynamics in Bose gases 

Jason Petta, Princeton University, USA (L)

Lecture 1: Semiconductor quantum dots and double quantum dots
Lecture 2: Semiconductor spin qubits
Lecture 3: Hybrid quantum systems

Ana Predojevic, Stockholm University, Sweden (L)
Coherence and entanglement in quantum dot systems 

Jakob Reichel, ENS, France (L)
Many-body entanglement and quantum metrology with ultracold atoms

Irfan Siddiqi, UC Berkeley, USA (L)

Lecture 1: Superconducting Quantum Circuits: Amplifiers and Qubits
Lecture 2: Weak Measurement and Quantum Trajectories
Lecture 3: Quantum Simulations

Hiroki Takahashi, Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Japan (C) 
Cavity QED with a single trapped ion  

Takashi Yamamoto, Osaka University, Japan (C) 
Quantum repeaters with photons 


L: Lectures
C: Colloquium

Important Dates

  • Application Open: around 14 March 2019
  • Application Deadline: 31st May 2019
  • Deadline for Reference Letters: 07 June 2019
  • Notification of Application Results:June 2019
  • Participants arrive on Okinawa: September 23, 2019
  • Participants depart Okinawa: October 04, 2019



  • 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