Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Quantum Simulations

2013, Sep 29 -- Oct 04

I. Bloch (Max Planck, Garching)
G. Johansson (Chalmers U. - Local organizer)
F. Schmidt-Kaler (U. Mainz)
E. Solano (UPV/EHU & Ikerbasque - Main organizer)
C. Wilson (IQC, Waterloo)

The goal of the Workshop on Quantum Simulations 2013 is to gather the leading and interested scientists in theory and experiments on quantum simulations with an open interdisciplinary scope. Quantum simulations consist in the intentional and artificial reproduction of a quantum dynamics, difficult to access and study, onto another quantum system that is typically more controllable. The objectives are diverse, since the establishment of communicating vessels between independent fields, to computing complex physical problems that are impossible with classical computers, or based on purely ludic and aesthetic arguments. Quantum simulations are not restricted to a specific field. They are intrinsically eclectic, ranging from fundamentals in physics and quantum information, to quantum optics (photonics, cavity QED, trapped ions, optical lattices, BEC), to condensed-matter (strongly-correlated systems, quantum dots, superconducting qubits, circuit QED), to quantum chemistry, to relativistic quantum mechanics, to special relativity, to general relativity, to quantum field theory inside or beyond the standard model, and even to quantum biomimetics.

From a certain point of view, arts were created because creative minds, in science and arts, are not happy with reality. Even though this may appear to be a contradiction for a scientist, quantum simulations represent our quantum theater. In this sense, we may create physics that is difficult to reproduce with classical computers, but we can also mimic physics that does not exist in nature or even reproduce behaviours that contradict its fundamental laws, with the only condition that the simulator does not violate them. We will organize dayly sessions of talks and posters, and also round table meetings for discussions around present and upcoming generations of quantum simulations. The main goal is to enjoy together the physics of quantum simulations with a creative approach, to boost interdisciplinary collaborations, and interest the young scientists in a passionating and burgeoning field.

Invited speakers (* to be confirmed)

Dimitris Angelakis (Singapore / Crete)
Jorge Casanova (Bilbao)
Jens Eisert (Berlin) PLENARY TALK
Michael Geller (Georgia)
Rene Gerritsma (Mainz)
Christian Gross (Garching)
Philipp Hauke (Innsbruck)
Jens Koch (Northwestern U.)
Chris Monroe (Maryland) PLENARY TALK
Sylvain Nascimbène (Paris)
Jianming Cai (Ulm)
Christian Ross (Innsbruck)
Peter Shadbolt (Bristol)
Tobias Schätz (Freiburg)
Klaus Sengstock (Hamburg) PLENARY TALK
Alexander Szameit (Jena)
Lieven Vandersypen (Delft)
Andrew White (Brisbane) PLENARY TALK
Göran Wendin (Gothenburg) PLENARY TALK
Frank Wilhelm (Saarbrücken) PLENARY TALK

Abstract Submission

Please submit a title and short abstract here.
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Registration Fee

Registration fee for the workshop is 100 euros per participant.

This 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

Please, send a copy of the transfer receipt (including your name, conference name and transfer details) by e-mail to info@benasque.org

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

Further Information.



This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Universidad de Zaragoza


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