Workshop on Coherent Control of Complex Quantum Systems
The quest to create complex synthetic quantum systems from the bottom up is currently one of the most active and exciting areas of physics. It promises the ability to study new and advanced quantum mechanical effects for fundamental science and applications in quantum engineering. Typical experimental systems in this area are cold atoms and ions, nano-resonators, semiconductor quantum dots or superconducting quantum interference devices, with new and exciting ones added regularly. All of these allow large experimental control and detailed theoretical understanding.
At the same time, a top-down approach that tries to identify quantum effects in natural systems has recently created a lot of momentum and new ideas. The most prominent representative of this is the area of quantum biology, which aims at identifying systems in which coherence might be an important ingredient for their functionality.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts and students representing leading theoretical and experimental groups working on coherent dynamics in complex quantum mechanical systems in various physical settings and function as a platform for interesting and sometimes unexpected discussions arising from overlapping and complementary approaches.