Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Benasque Symposium on Topological Quantum Information

2013, Feb 12 -- Feb 16

S. Iblisdir (U. Barcelona), J. Pachos (U. Leeds), B. Paredes (U. Autónoma de Madrid), D. Poilblanc (CNRS, U. Toulouse)

Scope of the conference

Symposia on Topological Quantum Information aim at gathering people interested in understanding topological phases, how they emerge in concrete systems, their connections with the theory of quantum computation, and the possibility to use such phases as a robust quantum memory.

The present edition of these symposia is the thirteenth and will take place in Benasque (Spain). General Information about the Benasque Centre for Science and the village of Benasque can be found at http://benasque.org/

The focus will be on the following topics:

A. Quantum Hall Effect

B. Classification of quantum phases

C. Cold atoms and topological phases

D. Topological quantum computing

E. Topological Insulators

Scientific Committee

Gavin Brennen (Macquarie University, Australia)

Fiona Brunnell (U. Oxford, UK)

Miguel-Angel Martín-Delgado (U. Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

David Pérez-García (U. Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Nicolas Régnault (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)

Steve Simon (U. Oxford, UK)

Call for participation

You have to be registered before submitting contributions.

The abstract should be up to 1000 characters in plain text. PhD students and Postdocs are highly encouraged to participate and submit abstract for talks. The format of the conference will leave free time for discussions and exchange of ideas. The environment is ideal for collaborations.

The deadline for abstract submission was January, 23 (2012). Abstracts acceptance will be notified on January, 30 (2012).

For any question regarding accomodation, don't hesitate to contact the Benasque Staff (info@benasque.org)

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the conference is:

Before 28 January:
bank transfer
After 28 January:
On site (cash only) / Bank Transfer
Fee100 euros.225 euros.

Grants for PhD students will be allocated according to existing resources. They will cover the registration fee. The request of such grants should be explicitly indicated when registering. Invited speakers register for free.

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted. Please indicate your name and the title of the conference in the transfer subject. Please, send a confirmation (including your name, conference name and transfer details) by e-mail to info@benasque.org

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

*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.

Contact information



- This conference is partly founded by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad with the grant ACI-PRO-2011-1096.

- Esta conferencia está financiada parcialmente por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad gracias a la ayuda ACI-PRO-2011-1096

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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