Quantum Coherence and Decoherence

2008, September 13 -- September 21

Organizers: D. Dalvit (LANL), W. Zurek (LANL), M. Zwolak (LANL)

Quantum coherence and decoherence are at the heart of both foundations and applications of quantum physics. The aim of this meeting is to bring together a small group of experts on quantum physics and quantum information, and to let them interact with each other and with a select group of junior participants who share similar interests in the stimulating setting of Benasque.

A preliminary list of invited speakers follows:

  • Leandro Aolita (ICFO)
  • Marcus Aspelmeyer (IQOQI)
  • Adan Cabello (Sevilla)
  • Bogdan Damski (LANL)
  • Max Di Ventra (UCSD)
  • Slava Dobrovitski (Ames Laboratory)
  • Jacek Dziarmaga (Jagiellonian U)
  • Jens Eisert (Potsdam)
  • Rosario Fazio (Pisa)
  • Fritz Haake (Duisberg-Essen)
  • Klaus Hornberger (Munich)
  • Bei-Lok Hu (Maryland)
  • Jose Ignacio Latorre (Barcelona)
  • Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO)
  • Eric Lutz (Ausburg)
  • Luiz Davidovich (Brazil)
  • Serge Haroche (ENS)
  • Fernendo Lombardo (Argentina)

Participants are expected to arrive on September 13 and leave on September 21, although shorter stays are also possible.

Free buses will depart from Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647 (metro: Palau Reial, green line) at 15.00h with a stop at the airport (at the entrance of Car Park A, next to the Police Office, on your left from terminal A) at 15:30h.
Return buses from Benasque to Barcelona airport will depart at 9.00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 6h. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, September 13.
- Benasque-Barcelona, September 21


Deadline for applications is June 30, 2008.

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:
CSIC, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Gobierno de Aragón, Ayuntamiento de Benasque, Universidad de Zaragoza y Fundación BBVA.