Quo Vadis, Quantum Physics?

School and Workshop | Monday, February 18, 2013 - Friday, March 01, 2013
Directors:
Ernesto Galvão
Walter Hofstetter
Elham Kashefi
Paulo H. Souto Ribeiro
Stephen Walborn
Philip Walther

The aim of this workshop is to bring outstand researchers together, such that new scientific questions can be defined and investigated. Therefore a broad range of high-class young principal investigators with different scientific background but all related to quantum physics, will be invited to this workshop. In addition, a few graduate students and post doctoral researchers will be offered to attend this workshop. However, the goal is to involve all participants actively in the program.

 


Workshop fees:

 

Students = US$160,00 / €120,00 / R$ 300,00

Professionals = US$260,00 / €200,00 / R$ 500,00

Payment must be made in cash on the first day of the Workshop in one of the currencies listed above.

Registration for submission of abstracts - for oral presentations - IS NOW CLOSED. If you still want to take part in this  event (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY), please send an EMAIL to: iip.staff2@gmail.com.

 


Poster Session/Oral Presentations

 

There will be no poster session, instead, those who submitted a poster abstract, will present their posters as an oral presentation during the first week of the Workshop. The registration and the submission of abstracts - for oral presentations - will be open until January 15th.

 


Overview

 

Quantum Physics has not only led to a paradigm shift in our understanding of science by questioning concepts such as contextuality, realism and locality, but promises to revolutionize future information technologies by harnessing its quantum features. Although a large number of research directions are based on the current developments in quantum physics, the question remains how the gap between theoretical concepts and experimental realizations, in particular when considering quantum simulation and quantum computation, can be reduced. Here the recent spectacular progress on quantum simulation experiments with ultracold atoms or ions has been highly promising. Therefore, the purpose of this workshop is to provide a platform for the exchange of internationally renowned experts from complementary research areas, such that new perspectives and visions can be discussed. The focus of this international workshop is to challenge and discuss new ideas covering fundamental and applied challenges in quantum physics, as well as computer science and philosophy.

 

 


Aim of the workshop

 

The strong impact of quantum physics in science is motivating many research directions that branch out to fields of theoretical and experimental relevance. Yet, in debates on the status and future course of quantum physics it is increasingly apparent that, after many years of great technological development, the nature of quantum physics and its possible impact or applications are far from understood. Do we have a good picture of the field, as a science? What is its scientific core? What are the fundamental questions the field is addressing? If they are part of a discovery process, then what is the field aiming to discover? What are the key paradigms of the field and how are they developing? What is the role of information and complexity in this process? How far has the philosophy of quantum physics progressed in addressing these issues? Are applications of quantum information purely man-made, or can quantum mechanical enhances also be found in biology? What will be the killer applications? Which are the limits where quantum phenomena disappear? These questions and many more, are crucial for understanding the position of quantum physics and for an assessment of its methodologies. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the state-of-the art knowledge of research in quantum physics and its related fields, and to contribute to new possible research directions that might not have been considered yet, within the unique workshop format at the IIP in Natal. This format combines (i) presenting recent research and (ii) doing (joint) research. The workshop is expected to lead to a number of new perspectives and/or initiatives, and will present a unique chance to work on ongoing scientific questions with colleagues within and across the boundaries of the discipline. The workshop intends to bring together researchers who work in different parts of the relevant disciplines, covering the forefront research in computer science, many-body physics, quantum information processing and quantum biology or closely related fields, so that viewpoints can be shared and new ideas stimulated.

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Date Time Lecturers Name Lectures

Monday

February 18, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Paulo Maia Neto

Invited speaker

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Sandu Popescu

Invited speaker

University of Bristol

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Frank Steinhoff

Invited speaker

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Free

Tuesday

February 19, 2013

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Marco Del Rey

Invited speaker

CSIC-IFF

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Marcio Cornelio

Invited speaker

UFMT

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Coffee Break

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Raphael Dias

Invited speaker

UFF

Wednesday

February 20, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Sandu Popescu

Invited speaker

University of Bristol

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roman Schmied

Invited speaker

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Free

Thursday

February 21, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Roberto Serra

Invited speaker

UFABC

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fabricio Toscano

Invited speaker

UFRJ

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Romain Bachelard

Invited speaker

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Coffee Break

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Sandra Denise Prado

Invited speaker

Physics Institute - UFRS

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Bertulio de Lima

Invited speaker

Friday

February 22, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Marcelo Terra Cunha

Invited speaker

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Raphael Drumond

Invited speaker

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Carlos Monken

Invited speaker

01:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Free

Monday

February 25, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Caslav Brukner

Invited speaker

University of Vienna

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ulrich Schneider

Invited speaker

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Frank Koppens

Invited speaker

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Coffee Break

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Carlos Monken

Invited speaker

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Daniela Frauchiger

Invited speaker

Tuesday

February 26, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Klaus Willmes

Invited speaker

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Renato Renner

Invited speaker

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

George Matsas

Invited speaker

UNESP

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Coffee Break

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Patrick Windpassinger

Invited speaker

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

VISIT TO THE IIP

Wednesday

February 27, 2013

09:30 am - 05:00 pm

Free

Thursday

February 28, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Elham Kashefi

Invited speaker

University of Edinburgh

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Anthony Leverrier

Invited speaker

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Damian Markham

Invited speaker

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Fernando Brandao

Invited speaker

California Institute of Technology

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Coffee Break

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Vincent Danos

Invited speaker

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Xiaosong Ma

Invited speaker

Friday

March 01, 2013

09:30 am - 10:30 am

Nathan Berkovits

Invited speaker

ITP, ICTP-SAIFR

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch / Discussion

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Ulrich Schneider

Invited speaker

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Coffee Break

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Stefanie Barz

Invited speaker