Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Spring School on Superconducting Qubit Technology

2023, Apr 11 -- Apr 21

David López-Núñez (IFAE, Barcelona)
Fabian Zwiehoff (IFAE, Barcelona)
Pol Forn-Díaz (IFAE, Barcelona)

Quantum computers based on superconducting qubit technology are currently one of the leading platforms in the race towards quantum advantage. As a highly multidisciplinary field, it requires expertise in subjets like quantum optics, microwave engineering, circuit design, nanofabrication, measurement electronics and quantum metrology, as well as cryogenics. Therefore, this school aims to cover a broad range of subjects needed for a quantum physicist/engineer to work with superconducting devices.

Hence, we invite expert speakers from universities, research institutes and companies, to cover not only the basics but also the specific techniques required to design, fabricate, and operate superconducting quantum devices. Moreover, there will be time and space for the participants to interact with each other and exchange knowledge. In fact, we encourage the attendees to actively contribute to the school in a self-organized manner (so-called ‘flash sessions’ in which the participants can learn from each other, brainstorm, solve problems, or establish collaborations).

The school aims at the PhD and PostDoc level to enhance their training, learn from each other and strengthen the superconducting devices community. Please register HERE.

Confirmed Speakers

- Jens Koch (Northwestern University, USA)
- Pol Forn-Díaz (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Spain)
- Ioan Pop (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
- Juan José García-Ripoll (IFF - CSIC, Spain)
- Nicolas Roch (Institut Néel - CNRS, Grenoble)
- Alba Cervera-Lierta (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)
- Anja Metelmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
- Arkady Fedorov (University of Queensland, Australia)
- Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (Saarland University, Germany)
- Tsuyoshi Yamamoto (NEC Corporation, Japan)

Organizing Committee

- Fabian Zwiehoff (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Barcelona fzwiehoff@ifae.es)
- David López-Núñez (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Barcelona dlopez@ifae.es)
- Pol Forn-Díaz (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), Barcelona pforn@ifae.es)

Call for Participation

Abstract submission for 15 min talks and the poster session should be done HERE.
* Abstracts should be 1 page and in .PDF format
* The use of graphics in the abstract is optional
* You have to be registered before abstract submission


Thanks to our generous sponsors we are able to grant a few fellowships to applicants from low-income countries. Each fellowship consists of waiving the registration fee worth 400 eur. Please write an email to info@benasque.org stating your motivation and necessity for a fellowship not later than March 15, 2023.


- Poster session
- Short talks given by attendees
- Self-organized flash sessions
- Company exhibition
- Round table
- Group hike and conference dinner


We thank our generous sponsors for their support:

Platinum Sponsors

Qblox     LNF Keysight QuantumMachines Qilimanjaro

Silver Sponsors

Orange    Delft       IQM

LNF       Silen QuantWare Qilimanjaro

Bronze Sponsors




Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 400 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 '2023sqt Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

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Credit card online payments here.

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*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.

The CCBPP has received financial support for the organization of scientific meetings from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • logo CSIC
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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