Scientific Calendar Event

Description Local organizing Committee:
Yassine Hassouni, Chair (UMVA, Rabat) Asmae Arbaoui, Communications (UMVA, Rabat) Morad El Baz, co-Vice-Chair/Treasurer (UMVA, Rabat) El Houssine El Rhaleb, Registration (UMVA, Rabat) Mohamed Regueragui (UMVA, Rabat) Morad El Belkacemi (UMVA, Rabat)

International organizing Committee:
A. Bassi (University of Trieste) F. Benatti (University of Trieste) Aziz Bouchene (University of Toulouse) Daniel Braun (University of Tuebingen) Jihane Mimih (American Physical Society, Ridge, NY) Antonello Scardicchio (ICTP Trieste)

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in collaboration with the University Mohamed V Agdal in Rabat and the COST Action MP1006, is organizing a "School in Advances in Quantum Information: Theory and Applications" from 15 to 19 September 2014, followed by the "3rd Quantum Africa Conference: Advances in Quantum Sciences", from 22 to 26 Sep 2014, both events to be held at University Mohamed V Agdal in Rabat, Morocco. The last years have witnessed fast growing developments in the use of quantum mechanics in technology-oriented and information-related fields, including metrology, nano-devices development, biophysics together with computation, communication and cryptography. Topics as quantum entanglement, quantum coherence and decohering phenomena both in microscopic and mesoscopic systems have been attracting the interest of a growing number of researchers, especially young ones from developing countries. A School on these themes would provide an invaluable focus on the interdisciplinary character of these disciplines and of particular importance for young researchers of the whole of Africa.

Application to the School is open to last year PhD Students and young researchers from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the Activity. As it will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language. Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help researchers from developing nations through a programme of training activities within the framework of international cooperation, students and scientists from developed countries are also welcome to attend. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare). However, limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity. There is no registration fee.
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