From Quantum Materials to Quantum Information: Symposium on Trans-Scale Quantum Science and Quantum Materials Synthesis (QMQI2024)

November 11-15, 2024 in Okinawa


Summary & Goals

The symposium "From Quantum Materials to Quantum Information: Symposium on Trans-Scale Quantum Science and Quantum Materials Synthesis" (QMQI 2024) is co-organized by OIST, the Quantum Materials Synthesis collaboration sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Trans-Scale Quantum Science Institute of the University of Tokyo. It will bring together researchers from quantum material science, quantum many-body physics, quantum computation, quantum information and foundations in a single event with the aim to exchange ideas at the interface of these disciplines and explore interdisciplinary research directions. 

The symposium will be structured as follows: 

Days 1-2 will focus on quantum materials, particularly thin-film and heterostructure fabrication, and advanced experimental techniques for unveiling their functionalities. These topics are closely relevant to the design of material platforms for quantum many-body simulations and emerging information technologies.

Day 3 is a bridging day on quantum many-body physics, which serves as the "unifying theme" for connecting quantum materials research with quantum information and quantum computation.

Days 4-5 will focus on quantum information, quantum foundations, and quantum computation.

While the majority of the talks will be by invitation, we will accept a limited number of contributed talks.

The symposium will place in OIST's Seaside House, with the exception of the bridging day, which will be held on the OIST campus.   A limited amount of accomodation for participants is available in Seaside House. This will be provided free of charge, with priority given to students.   


Collin Broholm (John Hopkins)
Mingxuan Fu (The University of Tokyo)
Philipp Höhn (OIST)
Takeshi Kondo (The University of Tokyo)
Mio Murao (The University of Tokyo)
Satoru Nakatsuji (The University of Tokyo)
Kae Nemoto (OIST)
Seongshik Oh (Rutgers)
Nic Shannon (OIST)
Hiroki Takahashi (OIST)

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

Code of Conduct

We are committed to making our workshops (workshop(s) organized by OIST, hereinafter “our
workshop(s)”) an inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. We will not tolerate disrespectful
communication, discrimination, harassment, or bullying in any form. As such, all participants
attending our workshops are required to comply with this Code of Conduct. To provide all
participants the opportunity to benefit from our workshops, we at OIST are dedicated to a positive,
safe and harassment-free experience. Harassment in any form is specifically prohibited.

What is Harassment?

Harassment involves continued antisocial or unreasonable actions that violate a reasonable person’s
personal rights and/or dignity and cause mental suffering, and thus worsen the person’s environment
or make him/her anxious about participation. Behavior that is acceptable to one person may not be
acceptable to another, so we ask that you use discretion to be sure that respect is communicated.
Harassment intended in a joking manner nevertheless constitutes unacceptable behavior. Speech that
is not welcomed or that is personally offensive, whether it is based on gender, age, sexual orientation,
mental or physical disability, ethnicity, national origin, religion etc. will not be tolerated.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns,
please bring this to the immediate attention of the organizers. If you wish to report an issue
concerning the organizers, you can contact the Conference and Workshop Section directly and
submit a confidential report by sending an email to (use the
provided Report Form Template to submit your report. You can attach other type of files to the email
if necessary).

All complaints will be taken seriously and responded to by the Dean of Research promptly.
Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent that it does not compromise the rights of others.
Individuals found in breach of this Code of Conduct will be dismissed from the workshop
immediately. Retaliation for reporting harassment is also a violation of Code of Conduct, as is
reporting an incident in bad faith.


Registration fee
30,000 JPY

Application Deadline
For full consideration, please apply before July 8, 2024.   

Final deadline for payment of registration fee [accepted participants only]
September 15th, 2024.   

Please apply for the symposium using the application form below.    A limited number of spaces are available, and accepted participants will be notified around the beginning of August.   Only accepted participants will need to complete payment of the registration fee.   

If you would like to give a contributed talk or a poster presentation, please provide detatils within the application form.

Application form link:



1. Application Deadline
For full consideration, please ensure that your application is submitted by July 8, 2024.  

2. Selection Process
After the application deadline, our team will carefully review all submitted applications. In the event that the number of applications exceeds the available spots, participants will be selected accordingly.

3. Notification of Acceptance
Once the application review is complete, we will notify all applicants about the status of their application, expected by the beginning of August. If you are accepted as a participant, you'll receive a link to pay the registration fee. Registration will start the beginning of August and close on September 15.


Invited speakers are listed below. We will also accept a limited number of contributed talks.

  1. Ivan Bozovic (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA) - TBC
  2. Nicolas Brunner (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  3. Francesco Buscemi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  4. Jak Chakhalian (Rutgers University, USA)
  5. Cui-Zu Chang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  6. Joseph Checkelsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  7. Giulio Chiribella (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  8. David Elkouss (OIST, Japan)
  9. Chang-Beom Eom (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  10. Tomas Jungwirth (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czechia)
  11. Elham Kashefi (The University of Edinburgh,  UK)
  12. Bella Lake (HZB, Germany)
  13. Allan Macdonald (University of Texas, USA)
  14. David Mandrus (University of Tennessee, USA)
  15. John Martinis (The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  16. Emilia Morosan (Rice University, USA)
  17. Masaki Oshikawa (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  18. Jonpierre Paglione (University of Maryland, USA)
  19. Stuart Parkin (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany)
  20. Frank Pollmann (TU Munich, Germany)
  21. Sandu Popescu (University of Bristol, UK)
  22. Ana Belen Sainz (Univeristy of Gdansk, Poland)
  23. Leslie Schoop (Princeton University, USA)
  24. Yoshinori Tokura (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  25. Jean-Marc Triscone (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  26. Jason Twamley (OIST, Japan)
  27. Masahito Ueda (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  28. Vilasini Venkatesh (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  29. Mischa Woods (University of Grenoble Alpes, France)


Program structure:

Sunday, 10th November - arrival [recommended]
Monday, 11th November - 9 am program start [Quantum Materials]
Tuesday, 12th November - 9 am program start [Quantum Materials]
Wednesday, 13th November - Bridging day [QM meets QI], excursion and banquet
Thursday, 14th November - 9 am program start [Quantum Information, Foundations and Quantum Computation]
Friday, 15th November - 9 am program start [Quantum Information, Foundations and Quantum Computation], closure
Saturday, 16th November - Departure

The detailed program will be available closer to the event.


Primary venue: OIST Seaside House (7542 Onna, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, Japan)

Secondary venue: OIST Main Campus (1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495)

Access to Okinawa s will arrive at the Naha airport in Okinawa.

Access to Seaside House
by Taxi
by Bus
Between OIST main Campus and Seaside House

We recommend taking local bus #120 from Naha airport to Seaside House or The Peridot Smart Hotel Tancha Award.  Please note that transportation from Naha Airport to Seaside House or other hotel accommodation is not provided.


On-Campus Accommodation [shared]
Guest Rooms at Seaside House

22 twin rooms, for two people to share, are available in Seaside House.   The use of these rooms is restricted to  participants in the symposium.   However, rooms will be provided free of charge to students and other participants who need support for accomodation.   Please request accomodation in Seaside House through the Application Form.

Off-Campus Accommodations

THE PERIDOT Smart Hotel Tancha Ward

A block of rooms have been reserved in the Peridot Smart Hotel.    These are available on a first-come-first served basis at a discounted rate of JPY 13,200 per night.   (Additional charges will appy for particpants traveling family).   Transport to the workshop will be provided.  Please request accomodation in Peridot Smart Hotel through the Application Form.

Rizzan Sea Park Hotel Tancha Bay

Participants wishing to stay in the Rizzan Sea Park Hotel should make their own booking directly from the hotel, or through an online booking website such as Agoda, or Expedia.  Please request accomodation in Peridot Smart Hotel through the Application Form.

Transport will be provided between the Rizzan Sea Park Hotel and Seaside House, at the start and finish of each day of the program.    Participants who choose to stay in other hotels will be  responsible for making their own transport arrangements to Seaside House.


 Hotel and Travel Agency Scammers

Workshop organizers and invited speakers are often contacted by number of "travel agencies" to which OIST is not related, based on the publicly available information on the web. Please refrain from replying to those agencies unless OIST organizers or secretariat have explicitly contacted you beforehand. When in doubt, please send a copy of any email communication to the OIST Conference and Workshop Section: