Quantum Science: Implementations

Organizers:

D. Chang (ICFO, Barcelona), J. J. García-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC, Madrid), P. Rabl (TU Munich / WMI, Munich), O. Romero-Isart (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

This workshop is intended to discuss recent progress and challenges in the physical implementation of quantum science (e.g. quantum information and computation, simulation, cryptography, metrology, foundations, etc.). Therefore, the workshop aims at a balanced mixture between theorists and experimentalists from a variety of fields: optical lattices, trapped ions, atomic ensembles, cavity QED, NV-centers, quantum dots, quantum circuits, quantum nanomechanical resonators, (nano)photonics, etc.

The workshop uses a format which is similar to the Aspen and KITP meetings, with a very limited number of official talks so that participants interact at will. In particular, we invite around 10 prominent scientists (mainly experimentalists, see list below) in order to have an introductory talk every day for stimulating discussions. Participants are encouraged to profit from the optimal installations at the Benasque Science Center (CCBPP), which includes offices, blackboards, and seminar rooms to self-organize discussions, lectures, talks, etc. Benasque, with its beautiful valley, sports facilities, and local exquisite restaurants, offers an ideal atmosphere to trigger inspiring discussions and boost the social relations among scientists.

While the schedule of the workshop is quite informal, theorists (experimentalists) are strongly encouraged to stay two weeks (at least one week) in order to take full advantage of the scientific atmosphere.

Bus transportation for participants will be organized by the Center. In particular, there will be a bus connection between Barcelona (including airport) and Benasque. The trip takes approximately 6 hours. Alternatively the trip by car takes approximately 3,5 hours. The CCBPP center can also be reached with public transportation, using buses that depart from Zaragoza's (4 hours) and Barcelona's (6 hours) high speed train stations.

The CCBPP will assist in securing a number of affordable accommodation options including hotels and short-term apartment rentals. The registration fee (see below for details) covers the use of the CCBPP (offices, computers room, etc), bus transportation, a daily coffee break and weekly wine and cheese receptions.

Invited speakers


- Hannes Bernien (Univ. Chicago)

- Audrey Bienfait (ENS Lyon)
- Kyung Choi (Q-Block Computing)
- Alex High (Univ. Chicago)
- Gerhard Kirchmair (U. of Innsbruck)
- Hanna Le Jeannic (CNRS)
- Julian Leonard (TU Wien)
- Massimiliano Rossi (ETH Zurich)


Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Before Jun 01After Jun 01
Regular450 eur.500 eur.
Student350 eur.400 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
BIC: CAZRES2Z

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 '2024qsi Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.


Pay by credit card

Senior: Pay by credit card
Student: Pay by credit card

* 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'.
Cross the road using the zebra crossing and turn left. The bus will stop there) 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, Jun 23.
- Benasque - Barcelona, Jul 06.


Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is April 20


Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures