Description


TO ALL PARTICIPANTS
 
venue of the Conference is the
 
Kastler Lecture Hall
c/o ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse (AGH)
via Grignano, 9
Trieste, Italy

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REGISTRATION OF VISITS:

- Participants NOT staying in the ICTP Guest Houses are kindly requested to complete registration formalities c/o  the Secretariat (office no. 1, lower level 1, AGH).

- Visits of participants accommodated at the ICTP Guest Houses are registered upon arrival at the reception desks, directly (i.e. no need to register again with the secretariat).
 
 
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This conference will address recent theoretical and experimental developments in quantum measurement, underscoring common themes from the perspectives of foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information processing, quantum optics, condensed matter physics and metrology.

Rooted in the early history of quantum mechanics, the field of Quantum Measurement has evolved from a purely mathematical formulation to an active research topic, embedded in a broad spectrum of subfields, ranging from quantum optics to condensed matter physics. It involves a variety of techniques, including quantum limited, fast, non-invasive measurements. As a versatile tool in an advanced quantum toolbox, quantum measurements could be empowered for the design of novel protocols, including active and passive error correction codes, quantum feedback control, precision measurements, quantum state discrimination, quantum metrology, quantum simulations and more.
In this context of diversified research, this meeting will bring together expert theorists and experimentalists, employing different facets of quantum measurement, with the goal of identifying common themes, and cross-fertilizing with new ideas.

A Poster Session will also be organized, and interested candidates are invited to upload a short abstract of their proposed posters during the online application process (max. half page, in pdf format).
Poster presentation is not mandatory, however participants are encouraged to present their results.
 
Topics

  •      Foundations of quantum mechanics
  •     Quantum measurement in information processing
  •     Quantum measurements in nanodevices
  •     Quantum measurement and thermodynamics
  •     Quantum metrology and precision measurements
 
Speakers 

A. ACIN, ICFO, Spain
Y. AHARONOV, Tel Aviv University, Israel
A. AUFFEVES, Institute Neel, France
M. BARBIERI, Università Roma Tre, Italy
W. BELZIG, Konstanz University, Germany
P. BERTET, SPEC / CEA Saclay, France
Y. BLANTER, Delft University, the Netherlands
R. CHAVES, Institute of Physics Natal, Brasil
M. DEVORET, Yale University, USA
R. EGGER, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
J. EISERT, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
K. ENSSLIN, ETH, Switzerland
A. FEDRIZZI, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
M. GENOVESE, INRIM, Italy
I. GORNI, KIT, Germany
B. HUARD, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France
A. JORDAN, University of Rochester, USA
E. KARIMI, Ottawa University, Canada
A. KOROTKOV, University of California, Riverside, USA
E. LAIRD, Lancaster University, UK
I. LERNER, University of Birmingham, UK
E. LUTZ, Stuttgart University, Germany
F. MARQUARDT, MPI Erlangen, Germany
M. MITCHELL, ICFO, Spain
K. MURCH, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
A. NITZAN, University of Pennsylvania, USA
I. SIDDIQI, UC Berkley, USA
K. SNIZHKO, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
A. STEINBERG, University of Toronto, Canada
M. UEDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
L. VAIDMAN, Tel Aviv University, Israel
V. VEDRAL, University of Oxford, UK
R. VIJAY, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
H. WISEMAN, Griffith University, Australia
O. ZILBERBERG, ETH, Switzerland

There is no registration fee.

Online application is no longer possible (deadline expired 10 February 2019).

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Secretariat: smr3285@ictp.it


Go to day
  • Monday, 29 April 2019
    • 08:30 - 16:20 DAY I
      • 08:30 Administrative issues: Registration of visits for participants not lodging on the campus, and financial issues 1h30'
      • 10:00 Opening remarks 10' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Organizers
      • 10:10 Quantum State Smoothing for Linear Gaussian Systems (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: H. Wiseman (Griffith University, Australia)
      • 10:50 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:10 Twisting the Quantum: from measurement-induced chaos to measurement-powered engines (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Jordan (University of Rochester, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:50 Multi-Qubit Robustness by Local Encoding (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. Chaves (Institute of Physics Natal, Brasil)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Measurement of Quantum Jumps of a Granular Aluminum Fluxonium Qubit (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: I. Pop (KIT, Germany)
      • 14:40 Coupling of complex spin states in quantum dots to photons in microwave resonators (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: K. Ensslin (ETH, Switzerland)
      • 15:20 Coffee break 20'
      • 15:40 Neural-network-based reinforcement learning for quantum error correction (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: F. Marquardt (MPI Erlangen, Germany)
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2019
    • 09:30 - 16:20 DAY II
      • 09:30 Quantum many-body dynamics under continuous observation (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Ueda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
      • 10:10 Nonequilibrium thermodynamics with feedback (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: E. Lutz (Stuttgart University, Germany)
      • 10:50 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:10 The energetic side of quantum noise (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Auffeves (Institute Neel, France)
      • 11:50 €The entropic cost of quantum generalised measurements (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Barbieri (Universita' Roma 3, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Noisy quantum measurements: just a nuisance or fundamental physics? (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: W. Belzig (Konstanz University, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:40 General versus projective measurements  (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Acin (ICFO, Spain)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:20 Coffee break 20'
      • 15:40 Experimental rejection of observer-independence in the quantum world (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Fedrizzi (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK)
    • 18:00 - 20:30 DAY II, POSTER SESSION
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1)
  • Wednesday, 1 May 2019
    • 09:30 - 16:30 DAY III
      • 09:30 Weak value: a property of a single pre and postselected system (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: L. Vaidman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:10 Quantum measurements (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: J. Eisert (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
      • 10:50 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:10 Quantum Enhanced Correlation Interferometry (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Genovese (INRIM, Italy)
      • 11:50 Recent progress in structured quantum waves (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: E. Karimi (Ottawa University, Canada)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Free discussions 2h30'
  • Thursday, 2 May 2019
    • 09:30 - 16:20 DAY IV
      • 09:30 Catching and reversing a quantum jump (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Devoret (Yale University, USA)
      • 10:10 Realizing effective non-Hermitian time evolution with superconducting circuits (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: K. Murch (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:50 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:10 Quantum Measurements on Majorana qubits (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. Egger (University of Düsseldorf, Germany)
      • 11:50 Topological transition in weak-measurement-induced geometric phases (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: K. Snizhko (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Photocounting a cavity using the resonance fluorescence of a coupled qubit (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: B. Huard (ENS Lyon, France)
      • 14:40 Optimizing quantum measurements for multi-qubit experiments 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: R. Vijay (TIFR, India)
      • 15:20 Coffee break 20'
      • 15:40 How to observe and quantify quantum-discorded states in electronic systems (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: I. Lerner (University of Birmingham, UK)
        Material: Slides
    • 19:30 - 21:30 DAY IV, SOCIAL DINNER
      Location: Restaurant Le Terrazze
  • Friday, 3 May 2019
    • 09:30 - 16:20 DAY V
      • 09:30 Measuring the time a tunneling atom spends in the forbidden region (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Steinberg (University of Toronto, Canada)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:10 The impact of measurement backaction on many-body virtual transport (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: O. Zilberberg (ETH, Switzerland)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:50 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:10 Quantum states of a mechanical resonator (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Y. Blanter (Delft University, the Netherlands)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:50 A coherent nanotube oscillator driven by electromechanical backaction (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: E. Laird (Lancaster University, UK)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Quantum Steering (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: I. Gornyi (KIT, Germany)
      • 14:40 Continuous simultaneous measurement of position and momentum, the classical limit and the problem with time (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Nitzan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
      • 15:20 Coffee break 20'
      • 15:40 Continuous measurement (tracking) of non-commuting observables for extreme sensing (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Mitchell (ICFO, Spain)
  • Saturday, 4 May 2019
    • 09:30 - 12:00 DAY VI
      • 09:30 Continuous measurement of solid-state qubits (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Korotkov (Google)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:10 Magnetic resonance with superconducting circuits (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: P. Bertet (SPEC / CEA Saclay, France)
      • 10:50 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:10 Statistical distances, Entanglement and Quantum Technologies (30'+10') 40' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Smerzi (INO - CNR, LENS, Italy)
      • 11:50 Closing remarks 10'
        Speaker: Organizers