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Conferences and Meetings on Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory offers, as part of our business activities, a directory of upcoming scientific and technical meetings. The calendar is published for the convenience of conference participants and we strive to support conference organisers who need to publish their upcoming events. Although great care is being taken to ensure the correctness of all entries, we cannot accept any liability that may arise from the presence, absence or incorrectness of any particular information on this website. Always check with the meeting organiser before making arrangements to participate in an event!

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1.LSMATTER15 — New Phases and Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Materials with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling
 Dates 13 Jul 2015 → 09 Oct 2015
[ID=661721] Go to top of page
 LocationSanta Barbara, United States
 Organizer Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
 Abstract Recently the understanding and control of spin-orbit coupling have become subjects of intensive research across many different disciplines in condensed matter physics. In particular, spin-orbit coupling in correlated electron materials has been recognized for its role in creating a new class of electronic states that allow crossed-responses of the electrons to electric and magnetic fields. This is especially the case when the spin, orbital, and lattice energy scales are comparable, so that the interplay between different degrees of freedom allows the emergence of novel many-body states and their crossed-responses to external probes. Several new collective states of matter have been proposed in this context, including novel spin-orbital ordered states, correlated topological insulators, topological superconductors, quantum spin liquids, topological semi-metals, and multipolar ordered phases. At the same time, theoretical and experimental efforts are underway to predict and measure elementary excitations of such systems. Equally important is the availability of the increasing number of new quantum materials with significant spin-orbit coupling, including several new 5d transition metal oxides (iridates, osmates etc), multiferroic materials, and heterostructures of transition metal systems.
 Contact Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030; Phone: +1 805-893-6332; Email:
 Related subject(s) Condensed Matter Physics: Low Temperature Physics
2.International Conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics
 Dates 01 Sep 2015 → 04 Sep 2015
[ID=712402] Go to top of page
 LocationUniversity of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
 Abstract QUAMP 2015 is the UK's biennial AMOP meeting: the International Conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics, being held in Brighton UK from 1-4 September 2015. The meeting will cover Quantum technology, Quantum information, Metrology, Ultra-cold matter, Atomic and molecular interactions, Ultra-fast phenomena, Quantum optics and Plasma physics. The format will be plenary talks by invited speakers plus some contributed talks and posters.
 Related subject(s) Atomic and Molecular Physics; Plasma and Gas-discharge Physics
3.SiQIP 2015 — Silicon Quantum Information Processing 2015: Scaling up
 Start date11 Sep 2015
[ID=724832] Go to top of page
 LocationMurray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, C, United Kingdom
 Abstract The meeting will focus on bridging the gap between basic research on single-qubit structures and the large scale integration possibilities of industrial silicon fabrication plants. The topics covered during the meeting will range from recent studies on single qubits to scalable multi-qubit proposals through enabling fabrication technologies.
 Related subject(s) Condensed Matter Physics: Semiconductors
4.QIPC 2015 — International Conference on Quantum Information Processing and Communication
 Dates 13 Sep 2015 → 18 Sep 2015
[ID=694044] Go to top of page
 LocationLeeds, United Kingdom
 Abstract Like previous QIPC conferences (e.g. Florence 2013 and Zurich 2011), we aim to bring together researchers from all aspects of Quantum Information Science. Contributions are welcome on any aspect of Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Communication, Quantum Metrology, and Quantum Information Theory.
 Topics Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Communication, Quantum Metrology, Quantum Information Theory
5.Graphene, the bridge between low- and high energy physics
 Dates 14 Sep 2015 → 18 Sep 2015
[ID=711653] Go to top of page
 LocationPrague, Czech Republic
 Abstract The School is dedicated to the exciting area where the high-energy and condensed matter physics intersect, and where graphene is a prominent player on the scene. It is intended for advanced students, postdocs and young researchers working in quantum physics, mathematical physics, quantum theory, and condensed matter physics. It will consist of invited lectures given by distinguished physicists, as well as sessions devoted to student presentations.
 Related subject(s) Condensed Matter Physics: Clusters, Nanomaterials, Graphene and Fullerenes; High Energy Physics, Particles and Fields
6.TOP2015 — 8th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics
 Dates 14 Sep 2015 → 18 Sep 2015
[ID=712584] Go to top of page
 LocationIschia, Italy
 Abstract This workshop, at its 8th edition, will bring together the community of experimental and theoretical physicists working on top quark physics, 20 years after its first discovery, and at the beginning of the exploration of the new energy regime at the Large Hadron Collider. The workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest results from the LHC and Tevatron experiments as well as the most recent theoretical developments and an outlook on top-quark physics at future colliders. The programme will consist of plenary presentations, a poster session and 'question and answers' sessions, targeted for young researchers. A significant fraction of the workshop time will be devoted to discussions. The goal of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive picture of top-quark physics and a forum where experimentalists and theorists can discuss the interpretation of top quark results and plan future measurements. The venue will take place in the Hotel Continental Terme, Ischia, the largest island in the bay of Naples and a renown location for thermal spas and beaches. Ischia is reachable by ferry boat or hydrofoil from Naples harbor which is connected by a dedicated bus line with Naples international airport.
 Topics Experiment-HEP
 Related subject(s) High Energy Physics, Particles and Fields
7.QELS-12 — 12th US-Japan Seminar on many body quantum systems
 Dates 20 Sep 2015 → 24 Sep 2015
[ID=725117] Go to top of page
 LocationMadison, Wisconsin, United States
 Abstract US-Japan seminar QELS-12: Many body quantum systems: from quantum gases to metrology and information processing
 Topics Atomic Physics, quantum physics, many body physics
 Contact Keeley Bannon; Phone: [6082655601]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Atomic and Molecular Physics
8.correl15 — Autumn School on Correlated Electrons: Many-Body Physics - From Kondo to Hubbard
 Dates 21 Sep 2015 → 25 Sep 2015
[ID=714549] Go to top of page
 LocationJülich, Germany
 Abstract Many-body physics has the daunting task of describing the collective behavior of vast assemblies of elementary objects. While the fundamental laws are known, exact solutions like the Bethe Ansatz are exceedingly rare. Nonetheless the past century has witnessed a continuous stream of conceptual breakthroughs, prompted by unforeseen discoveries of new states of matter: superconductivity and superfluidity, antiferromagnetism, the Kondo effect, the Mott transition, symmetry breaking, spin glasses and frustration, heavy Fermions and high-temperature superconductivity. Each of these cooperative phenomena is an example of emergence at work. Their essence can often be captured by simple model Hamiltonians. Describing the richness of real matter requires, however, to increase the complexity of the models significantly, as emergent phenomena are frequently governed by the interplay of several scales. In this year's school we will highlight the Kondo effect, the physics of the Hubbard model, and frustrated quantum spins, covering the range from fundamental mechanisms to the modeling of real materials. The aim of the school is to introduce advanced graduate students and up to the essence of emergence and modern approaches for modeling strongly correlated matter.
 Topics many-body physics, Kondo effect, Hubbard model, frustrated quantum spins
 Related subject(s) Condensed Matter Physics and Materials; Condensed Matter Physics: Low Temperature Physics
9.DENSELIGHT_C15 — Non-equilibrium dynamics of strongly interacting photons
 Dates 05 Oct 2015 → 09 Oct 2015
[ID=661803] Go to top of page
 LocationSanta Barbara, United States
 Organizer Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
 Contact Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030; Phone: +1 805-893-6332; Email:
10.DENSELIGHT15 — Many-Body Physics with Light
 Dates 05 Oct 2015 → 18 Dec 2015
[ID=661771] Go to top of page
 LocationSanta Barbara, United States
 Organizer Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
 Abstract Interacting artificial many-body systems play a fundamental role in the development of quantum simulators. Using engineered photonic systems, it has recently become possible to realize strongly interacting photon gases, which are particularly well suited for probing non-equilibrium many-body physics. The driven-dissipative nature of these systems is a major reason for the interest in them. Radiative losses are crucial to obtain real-time experimental access to the dynamical evolution of the quantum fluid, while new quantum phases of matter are expected to appear in such non-equilibrium many-body scenarios. These developments require novel theoretical tools to describe and understand them.
 Contact Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030; Phone: +1 805-893-6332; Email:
11.Third Conference on Quantum Thermodynamics
 Dates 11 Oct 2015 → 16 Oct 2015
[ID=708173] Go to top of page
 LocationPorquerolles Island, France
 Abstract The discovery of the principles of thermodynamics for classical systems was a great advance of 19th century physics. However, for quantum systems, the role of these principles are still very poorly understood. In recent years there have been great advances in the control and observation of heat, work and information in experiments on quantum systems. These provide an ideal testbed for the theories of quantum thermodynamics, and will help clarify the definition and interplay of entropy, information, heat and work in quantum mechanics. This conference is gathering experts in the fields of quantum thermodynamics and quantum information, both theorists and experimentalists. The goal of the event is to foster crossed fertilization between the different communities. Potential experiments in the field will be particularly considered, building on the wide range of devices able to process quantum information, whose recent developments have been spectacular.
 Topics Experiments in the Quantum World, Thermodynamics and classical information, Quantum equilibration, Classical and quantum trajectories, Quantum Engines, Quantum detectors of heat and work
 Related subject(s) Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics and Statistical Physics
12.MBL15 — Many-body Localization
 Dates 12 Oct 2015 → 18 Dec 2015
[ID=661857] Go to top of page
 LocationSanta Barbara, United States
 Organizer Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
 Abstract This program will focus on the manifestations of quantum mechanics in highly excited many-body systems. The common assumption that interacting systems equilibrate under their own dynamics has been challenged by recent studies. Several concrete examples, united under the moniker of many-body localization, demonstrate that interacting systems can instead exist in localized states, which retain quantum coherence.; In contrast to equilibrated systems, localized systems may exhibit quantum order even at high temperature and thus act as interacting quantum memories for extended periods.; Alternatively, many-body systems may exhibit very slow dynamics and long pre-thermal behavior as a consequence of emergent constants of motion.
 Contact Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030; Phone: +1 805-893-6332; Email:
13.EmQM15 — Emergent Quantum Mechanics 2015
 Dates 23 Oct 2015 → 25 Oct 2015
[ID=742093] Go to top of page
 LocationVienna, Austria
 Abstract The symposium invites the open exploration of the quantum state as a reality. The resurgence of interest in ontological quantum theory, including both deterministic and indeterministic approaches, challenges long held assumptions and directs focus towards the following questions: Is the world local or nonlocal? What is the nature of quantum nonlocality? If nonlocal, i.e., superluminal, influences exist then why can’t they be used for superluminal signalling and communication? How is the role of the scientific observer/agent to be accounted for in realistic approaches to quantum theory? How could recent developments in the field of space-time as an emergent phenomenon advance new insight at this research frontier? What new experiments might contribute to new understanding? These and related questions will be addressed in the context also of a possible „deeper level theory“ for quantum mechanics that interconnects three fields of knowledge: emergence, the quantum, and information. Could there appear a revised image of physical reality from recognizing new links between emergence, the quantum, and information? The symposium provides a forum for considering (i) current theoretical and conceptual obstacles which need to be overcome as well as (ii) promising developments and research opportunities on the way towards realistic quantum mechanics. Contributions are invited that present current advances in both standard as well as unconventional approaches.
 Topics Quantum mechanics, emergence, nonlocality, spacetime, non-signalling principle
 Contact Gerhard Groessing; Phone: [004369917150177]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Atomic and Molecular Physics; Complex Systems, Chaos and Self-Organisation
14.Hybrid Quantum Systems Far From Equilibrium
 Dates 09 Nov 2015 → 10 Nov 2015
[ID=734730] Go to top of page
 LocationChicheley Hall, Chicheley, Newport Pagnal, United Kingdom
 Abstract The workshop will explore the generic questions, phenomena, and formalisms that will be needed to understand and develop a wide range of hybrid quantum systems far from equilibrium.
15.QSQW2015 — Workshop of Quantum Simulation and Quantum Walks 2015
 Dates 16 Nov 2015 → 18 Nov 2015
[ID=741145] Go to top of page
 LocationYokohama, Japan
 Abstract The Nature is always changed dynamically even in quantum mechanics. Quantum walks, which are quantum-mechanical analogues of random walks, are promising toy models to understand quantum dynamics. Surprisingly, these models can be experimentally demonstrated in some physical models. This workshop will be open for interdisciplinary researchers from the theoretical and experimental sides on the discrete-time and continuous-time quantum walks, for examples, mathematics, physics, quantum information, and statistical mechanics. The organizers strongly encourage young researchers to actively join us to this workshop. The series of the workshops on quantum walk was held at Tokyo, Japan (2011, cancelled), Valencia, Spain (2011), Okazaki, Japan (2012), Pisa, Italy (2013), Durban, South Africa (2014).
 Topics Quantum Walks, Quantum Simulation
 Contact Yutaka Shikano; Phone: [+81564557419]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Mathematical Physics; Probability and Statistics, Game Theory
16.MBL_C15 — Aspects and applications of many-body localization
 Dates 16 Nov 2015 → 20 Nov 2015
[ID=661790] Go to top of page
 LocationSanta Barbara, United States
 Organizer Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
 Contact Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030; Phone: +1 805-893-6332; Email:
17.IONS KOALA 2015 — International OSA Network of Students Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications
 Dates 23 Nov 2015 → 27 Nov 2015
[ID=732027] Go to top of page
 LocationAuckland, New Zealand
 Abstract IONS KOALA is a Australia and New Zealand based student-run conference for students in the fields of optics, atoms and laser applications. KOALA is designed to allow students to discuss and present their research in a stimulating environment whilst providing them with a chance to network with other students, high-profile plenary speakers and industry professionals. Our aim is that students gain a fresh perspective as well as the opportunity to learn about exciting research being conducted. We welcome student delegates from all over the world.
 Topics Optics, Atoms, Laser Applications, Quantum, Student Conference, IONS Conference
 Contact Bianca Sawyer; Email:
 Related subject(s) Atomic and Molecular Physics; Optics and Lasers
18.ICQF — International Conference on Quantum Foundation 2015
 Dates 30 Nov 2015 → 04 Dec 2015
[ID=742035] Go to top of page
 LocationPatna, India
 Contact Alok Pan; Phone: [09709700882]
19.QIPA-2015 — A meeting on Quantum Information Processing and Applications
 Dates 07 Dec 2015 → 13 Dec 2015
[ID=726693] Go to top of page
 LocationAllahabad, India
 Abstract A meeting on Quantum Information Processing and Applications (QIPA-2015) will be held during 07 - 13 December, 2015 at Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, India. In this program, in addition to fundamental issues related to quantum information, we wish to include topics related to the interface of quantum information with other sciences like condensed matter, cold gas, and quantum optics. You are requested to complete the registration form, if you are interested to attend the program. In addition, if you would like to present a talk or a poster, please complete the form for the submission of abstracts. The deadline for registration as well as the submission of abstract is 07 July 2015. There is no registration fee. A limited number of travel support is available upon request.
 Contact Email: confqic[at]
20.Joint IAS-ICTP School on Quantum Information Processing
 Dates 07 Dec 2015 → 18 Dec 2015
[ID=654392] Go to top of page
 LocationSingapore, Singapore
 Organizer The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
 Related subject(s) Courses and Events for Physics Students
21.PQCrypto — International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography
 Dates 24 Feb 2016 → 26 Feb 2016
[ID=740450] Go to top of page
 LocationFukuoka, Japan
 Abstract The aim of PQCrypto is to serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas on the topic of cryptography in an era with large-scale quantum computers. Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptographic research related to post-quantum cryptography are solicited. The topics include (but are not restricted to): -    Cryptosystems that have the potential to be safe against quantum computers such as: hash-based signature schemes, lattice-based cryptosystems, code-based cryptosystems, multivariate cryptosystems and quantum cryptographic schemes; -    Classical or quantum attacks (including on side-channels) on post-quantum cryptosystems; -    Security models for the post-quantum era.
 Related subject(s) Applied Maths: Cryptography and Information Security; Information Security and Information Privacy
22.Many-body Physics in Synthetic Quantum Systems
 Dates 04 Apr 2016 → 08 Apr 2016
[ID=740666] Go to top of page
 LocationStellenbosch, South Africa
 Abstract Advances in the quantum optical manipulation of atoms, molecules and solid-state devices have enabled the realization of experimental platforms whose exquisite control permits systematic investigations of complex many-body phenomena and their potential applications. Current progress continues to generate new challenges for experiments as well as for the theoretical description and conceptualization of such synthetic many-body systems. This workshop, therefore, intends to reflect the diversity of currents, intertwine frontier topics, and stimulate a lively exchange of ideas.
 Topics Quantum gases, Artificial atoms and hybrid settings, Synthetic quantum magnets, Synthetic gauge fields, Controllable long-range interactions, Disorder and transport phenomena.
 Contact Fabio Cinti; Phone: [+27218083864]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Condensed Matter Physics: Low Temperature Physics; Atomic and Molecular Physics
23.BQIT — Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop
 Dates 06 Apr 2016 → 08 Apr 2016
[ID=740875] Go to top of page
 LocationBristol, United Kingdom
 Abstract Innovation is a cornerstone of BQIT:16 and is the ideal opportunity to meet colleagues, establish new connections and collaborations and explore new directions in the important and rapidly developing field of quantum information technologies. Throughout the presentations and panel sessions, we explore the latest scientific advances, research developments and technical innovations in quantum technologies.
 Topics Industry perspective of quantum technologies, quantum algorithms, quantum sensing and metrology, photonics hardware, solid state hardware, non-linear optics, quantum communications and networks, quantum simulation and cold atoms.
 Contact Kimberley Brook; Phone: [01173940112]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Optics and Lasers; Electrical Engineering
24.Vigier10UFM2 — UNIFIED FIELD MECHANICS II Preliminary Formulations and Empirical Tests 10th International Symposium Honouring Mathematical Physicist Jean-Pierre Vigier
 Dates 24 Jul 2016 → 28 Jul 2016
[ID=726441] Go to top of page
 LocationPortonovo, United States
 Abstract 10th international symposium honoring noted mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Vigier. Continuation of development of new field of Unified Field Mechanics (UFM) begun in the 8th conference. Also open to other areas of physics research
 Topics Unified field mechanics, Quantum theory, Relativity, Thermodynamics, Calabi-Yau symmetry, M-Theory, Quaternions, Clifford algebra, Fine structure constant, Biophysics
 Contact Richard L Amoroso; Phone: [8018507676]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Mathematical Physics; Nuclear Physics
25.SOC QG — Spin-orbit-coupled quantum gases
 Dates 01 Aug 2016 → 19 Aug 2016
[ID=740866] Go to top of page
 LocationBeijing, China
 Abstract The major objective of the KITPC Program is to bring together leading researchers in the rapidly developing area of spin-orbit coupled ultracold atoms. In addition to the leading theorists, the Program will attract prominent experimentalists working on the SOC and related areas. This will help to stimulate the work on the realization of a new generation of experiments with SOC in Bose and Fermi gases, in which the many-body effects play an essential role.
 Topics Ultracold atoms, Bose-Einstein condensation, Spin-orbit coupling, synthetic gauge fields
 Contact Gediminas Juzeliunas; Phone: [+370-655-19274]; Email:
 Related subject(s) Atomic and Molecular Physics; Condensed Matter Physics: Low Temperature Physics

Last updated: 27 August 2015