Description The fast growing use of quantum theory in technology-oriented and information-related fields is attracting the interest of an increasing number of researchers, especially young ones. The reborn interest in quantum physics has created a unique framework in which theoretical and experimental physics can fruitfully dialogue with information theory and computer science. The School intends to convey such an interdisciplinary spirit to graduate students and young researchers and will focus upon three themes,

i) Quantum dynamics in the macro-world: quantum coherence and entanglement
ii) Quantum theory as an interdisciplinary paradigm: quantum information and simulation
iii) Quantum physics as a technology boost: quantum devices and machines

emphasizing their inter-relations and covering the relevant background material, that will be taught by nine renowned experts in the above fields.
The School is followed by a more specialized Workshop in which students attending the School are invited to participate.

The Workshop Web page is http://indico.ictp.it/event/8662/
Go to day
  • Monday, 18 February 2019
    • 08:30 - 20:30 Location: ex SISSA Bldg.- Main Auditorium
      • 08:30 Registration, Administrative and Financial formalities 30'
        Registration at Leonardo Bldg. - Room no. 134 first floor, library wing: only for participants lodging outside ICTP premises.
        
        All financially supported participants who require payment should reach the Operations and Travel Unit at the Enrico Fermi Building in order to fulfill all financial procedures. Please bring with you passport and travel receipts.
        
        If lodging at the Adriatico Guesthouse: ICTP shuttle leaving at 8:35 from the Adriatico Entrance. 
        
        If lodging at the Galileo Guesthouse: the Enrico Fermi Building is right in front of the Guesthouse; no bus needed.
        
      • 09:00 Quantum machines and engines - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Kosloff (Hebrew University, Israel)
        Material: notes
      • 10:00 Energy harvesting and storage - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Thorwart (University of Hamburg, Germany)
        Material: Notes
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Hybrid quantum devices - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Mintert (Imperial College, London, U.K.)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Quantum simulations with applications to fundamental physics (gauge theories, lattice models, low-dimensional field theories) - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Pascazio (Universita’ degli Studi di Bari, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 15:00 Quantum correlations at the mesoscopic and macroscopic level - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Dufour (University of Freiburg, Germany)
        Material: notes
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Quantum communication and networks - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Renes (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland)
        Material: notes
      • 17:30 Discussion 30'
      • 18:30 Reception - Leonardo Bldg. cafeteria 2h0'
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      • 09:00 Hybrid quantum devices - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Mintert (Imperial College, London, U.K.)
      • 10:00 General open quantum dynamics - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: D. Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
        Material: notes
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Quantum correlations at the mesoscopic and macroscopic level - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Dufour (University of Freiburg, Germany)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Quantum machines and engines - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Kosloff (Hebrew University, Israel)
        Material: notes
      • 15:00 Energy harvesting and storage - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Thorwart (University of Hamburg, Germany)
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Quantum communication and networks - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Renes (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland)
      • 17:30 Discussion 30'
  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      • 09:00 Quantum simulations with applications to fundamental physics (gauge theories, lattice models, low-dimensional field theories) - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Pascazio (Universita’ degli Studi di Bari, Italy)
      • 10:00 Quantum machines and engines - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Kosloff (Hebrew University, Israel)
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Quantum communication and networks - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Renes (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Hybrid quantum devices - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Mintert (Imperial College, London, U.K.)
      • 15:00 General open quantum dynamics - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: D. Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Quantum resource theory and control - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Paternostro (Queen’s University, Belfast, U.K.)
      • 17:30 Discussion 30'
  • Thursday, 21 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 18:00
      • 09:00 General open quantum dynamics - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: D. Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
      • 10:00 Energy harvesting and storage - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Thorwart (University of Hamburg, Germany)
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Quantum resource theory and control - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Paternostro (Queen’s University, Belfast, U.K.)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Quantum simulations with applications to fundamental physics (gauge theories, lattice models, low-dimensional field theories) - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Pascazio (Universita’ degli Studi di Bari, Italy)
      • 15:00 Quantum correlations at the mesoscopic and macroscopic level - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Dufour (University of Freiburg, Germany)
      • 16:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:30 Quantum computation and machine learning technologies - part 1 1h0'
        Speaker: P. Wittek (University of Toronto, Canada)
      • 17:30 Discussion 30'
  • Friday, 22 February 2019
    • 09:00 - 16:00
      • 09:00 Quantum computation and machine learning technologies - part 2 1h0'
        Speaker: P. Wittek (University of Toronto, Canada)
      • 10:00 Quantum resource theory and control - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Paternostro (Queen’s University, Belfast, U.K.)
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Quantum computation and machine learning technologies - part 3 1h0'
        Speaker: P. Wittek (University of Toronto, Canada)
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Discussion 2h0'