Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Quantum Science: Implementations

2016, Jul 10 -- Jul 29

D. Chang (ICFO, Barcelona)
J. J. García-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC, Madrid)
L. Jiang (Yale U., USA)
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.

This workshop is organized in order to complement the successful biannual Benasque Quantum Information workshop organized by Ignacio Cirac and Artur Ekert by focusing on the implementations of quantum science. Our workshop will use their format, which is similar to the Aspen and KITP meetings, where the number of official talks will be very limited so that participants will be able to interact at will. Profiting from the optimal scientific installations of the recently built Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual (CCBPP), participants will be encouraged to use the 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 three weeks (at least one week) in order to take full advantage of the scientific atmosphere. Bus transportation for participants will be organized by the CCBPP on select dates 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), the bus transportation, a coffee break every day, and a wine and cheese reception once per week.

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Before Jun 01After Jun 01
Regular250 eur.350 eur.
Student150 eur.250 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

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 '2016qsi Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

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

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* 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.

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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


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