Starts 2 Mar 2020
Ends 6 Mar 2020
Central European Time
Al Hoceima - Morocco
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This WORKSHOP  is part of a two-week event consisting of

Week 1: School on Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale (24 - 28 February 2020)

Week 2: Workshop on Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale (2 - 6 March 2020).

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Useful information
provided by the organizers in Morocco is available here


The topics of these activities (School, 24 - 28 February, and Workshop, 2 - 6 March) are at the forefront of current research in the field of quantum technologies, a fast growing research area involving questions of both fundamental and practical relevance.
What are role and value of coherence and entanglement in solid state devices in quantum information, and in the working and efficiency of mesoscopic quantum engines?
What are the mechanisms behind thermalization of closed quantum systems and what is the role of non-Markovianity in the physics of quantum information?
These and other issues will be covered during the School and subsequent Workshop addressed to graduate students and junior researchers, providing them with the opportunity of a good training and the possibility to meet some leading experts in the field.

Grants:  A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee. 
  • Open Quantum Systems
  • Non-equilibrium Quantum Dynamics
  • Complex Quantum Systems
  • Quantum Machine Learning
  • Many-body Quantum Systems
  • Physical Foundations of Quantum Information

Alexia AUFFÈVES, Institut Néel-CNRS, Grenoble, France
Fabio BENATTI, University of Trieste, Italy
Abderrahim EL ALLATI, University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Al Hoceima, Morocco
Morad EL BAZ, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Anass EL HADDADI, University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Al Hoceima, Morocco
Yassine HASSOUNI, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Taoufik MOURABIT, University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Al Hoceima, Morocco
Massimo PALMA, University of Palermo, Italy
Mauro PATERNOSTRO, Queen's University, Belfast, UK
Antonello SCARDICCHIO, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Yahya TAYALATI, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
El Hassane ZEROUALI, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

Mohammed AZZOUZ, International University of Rabat Morocco
Adil BELHAJ, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Koen BERTELS, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
El Houssaine EL BOUDOUTI, Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco
Daniel BRAUN, Institut für Theoretische Physik Universität Tübingen, Germany
Fabien BRETENAKER, Université Rennes I, Orsay, France
Mohammed DAOUD, Université Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco
Gabriele DE CHIARA, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Giacomo GUARNIERI School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 
Nikolay KIESEL, University of Vienna, Austria
Eric LUTZ , Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stuttgart, Germany
Stefano MANCINI, University of Camerino, Italy
Sabrina MANISCALCO, University of Turku, Finland
Giovanna MORIGI, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany *
Saverio PASCAZIO, University of Bari, Italy
Jukka PEKOLA, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
Robert WHITNEY, LPMMC CNRS Grenoble, France 
Roberta ZAMBRINI, Campus Universitat Illes Balears, Spain
Karol ZYCZKOWSKI, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland *
* to be confirmed



Related School webpage:

ICTP Secretariat for both School and Workshop on  Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale (24 February - 6 March 2020):
Nicoletta Ivanissevich, e-mail:

------------ See also related School on Quantum Information Theory and Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale (smr.3426), 24 - 28 February 2020 --- FIRST DEADLINE: 10 November 2019 --- SECOND DEADLINE: 24 November 2019 (only for applicants not requesting financial support, nor needing visa)
**DEADLINE: 10/11/2019**


Alexia Auffèves (Institut Néel-CNRS, Grenoble), Fabio Benatti (University of Trieste), Abderrahim El Allati (University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Al Hoceima), Morad El Baz (University Mohammed V, Rabat), Anass El Haddadi (University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Al Hoceima), Yassine Hassouni (University Mohammed V, Rabat), Taoufik Mourabit (University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Al Hoceima), Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University, Belfast), Massimo Palma (University of Palermo), Yahya Tayalati (University Mohammed V, Rabat), El Hassane Zerouali (University Mohammed V, Rabat), ICTP Scientific Contact: Antonello Scardicchio