Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Spring School on Superconducting Qubit Technology

2023, Apr 11 -- Apr 21

David López-Núñez (IFAE, Barcelona)
Fabian Zwiehoff (IFAE, Barcelona)
Pol Forn-Díaz (IFAE, Barcelona)

Quantum computers based on superconducting qubit technology are currently one of the leading platforms in the race towards quantum advantage. As a highly multidisciplinary field, it requires expertise in subjets like quantum optics, microwave engineering, circuit design, nanofabrication, measurement electronics and quantum metrology, as well as cryogenics. Therefore, this school aims to cover a broad range of subjects needed for a quantum physicist/engineer to work with superconducting devices.

Hence, we invite expert speakers from universities, research institutes and companies, to cover not only the basics but also the specific techniques required to design, fabricate, and operate superconducting quantum devices. Moreover, there will be time and space for the participants to interact with each other and exchange knowledge. In fact, we encourage the attendees to actively contribute to the school in a self-organized manner (so-called ‘flash sessions’ in which the participants can learn from each other, brainstorm, solve problems, or establish collaborations).

The school aims at the PhD and PostDoc level to enhance their training, learn from each other and strengthen the superconducting devices community. Please register HERE.

Confirmed Speakers

- Jens Koch (Northwestern University, USA)
- Tsuyoshi Yamamoto (NEC, Japan)
- Pol Forn-Díaz (IFAE, Barcelona)
- Juan José García-Ripoll (IFF - CSIC, Madrid)
- Ioan Pop (KIT, Karlsruhe)
- Nicolas Roch (Institut Néel - CNRS, Grenoble)
- Arkady Fedorov (University of Queensland, Australia)
- Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland University, Germany)
- Martin Weides (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Organizing Committee

- Fabian Zwiehoff (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Barcelona fzwiehoff@ifae.es)
- David López-Núñez (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Barcelona dlopez@ifae.es)
- Pol Forn-Díaz (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Barcelona pforn@ifae.es)

Call for Participation

Abstract submission for 15 min talks and the poster session should be done HERE.
* Abstracts should be 1 page and in .PDF format
* The use of graphics in the abstract is optional
* You have to be registered before abstract submission


- Poster session
- Talks by attendees
- Self-organized flash sessions
- Companies exhibition (TBC)
- Round table (TBC)
- Group hike (TBC)


We thank our generous sponsors for their support:

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Orange    Delft

Bronze Sponsors


Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 350 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2023sqt Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Credit card online payments here.

* You have to be registered.
* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.

*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona - Benasque, April 11.
- Benasque - Barcelona, April 21.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is March 01

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures

The CCBPP has received financial support for the organization of scientific meetings from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • logo CSIC
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque

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