Okinawa School in Physics: Coherent Quantum Dynamics


Okinawa School in Physics 2020: Coherent Quantum Dynamics



CQD 2020     29 September - 8 October Okinawa, Japan


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel CQD2020.  


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

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. 


Hans Bachor, Australian National University, Australia (L)

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

John Goold, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (L)

Martina Knoop, University of Aix Marseille, France (L)

Ping Koy Lam, Australian National University, Australia (L)

Dieter Meschede, University of Bonn, Germany (L)

Giovanna Morigi, Saarland University, Germany (L)

Masayuki Ohzeki, Tohoku University, Japan (C)

Seiji Sugawa, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan (C) Simulating topological and geometrical aspects in cold-atom quantum systems 

Shuntaro Takeda, The University of Tokyo, Japan (C) Towards practical photonic quantum computing

Atsushi Yamaguchi, RIKEN, Japan (C) A nuclear optical frequency standard 


L: Lectures
C: Colloquium

Important Dates

  • Application Open: 10 February 2020
  • Application Deadline: 31 May 2020
  • Deadline for Reference Letters: 07 June 2020
  • Notification of Application Results:mid-June 2020
  • Participants arrive on Okinawa: 28 September 2020
  • Participants depart Okinawa:  09 October 2020



  • Síle Nic Chormaic, OIST Graduate University: Organising and Programme Committee
  • Thomas Busch, OIST Graduate University: Organising and Programme Committee
  • Yasunobu Nakamura, The University of Tokyo: Programme Committee
  • Yoshiro Takahashi, Kyoto University: Programme Committee