Jonathan P. Dowling Memorial Conference, Sydney

Organising group(s): 

Macquarie University Research Centre in Quantum Science and Technology

Registration deadline: 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Submission deadline: 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022


Monday, January 9, 2023 to Wednesday, January 11, 2023


The Quantum Terminal
1 Eddy Ave, Haymarket NSW 2000

The MQ Centre for Quantum Engineering is organising a conference in memory of our colleague and mentor Jonathan P. Dowling.

Date: 9–11 January 2023
Location: The Quantum Terminal (

Registration is now open. To register, complete the booking form on this link by 21 November, 2022.:

The conference will be held over 3 days, there is no conference registration fee but attendees must register their attendance. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided on all days.

A conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 10 January 2023 from 6:30 pm at Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay, NSW. The cost to attend the dinner is $120 per person. A 3-course grand banquet dinner with a drinks package will be provided.

The MQ Centre for Quantum Engineering is organising this conference in memory of our colleague and mentor Jonathan P. Dowling. Jonathan Dowling (1955–2020) was one of the pioneers of optical quantum information processing. He was closely involved in the US government's development of quantum information science, working on diverse topics including quantum metrology, Boson Sampling and quantum networks. Jon would joke about his illustrious career. "There comes a time when a physicist must retire, go mad, or work to death; I call this the Josephson junction." This conference aims to celebrate the work and life of Jonathan Dowling with contributions from across the spectrum of quantum science.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Quantum technologies
Optical quantum computing
Quantum metrology and sensing
Quantum imaging
Boson sampling
Quantum internet
Quantum clock synchronisation and navigation
Quantum communication
Invited speakers include (more TBD):

Mark Wilde
Hwang Lee
Howard wiseman
Nana liu
Tim Byrnes
Ivan Deutsch
Pieter Kok
Peter Knight
Peter Rohde
Peter Turner
Jonathan Matthews
Barry Sanders
Geoff Pryde
Tim Ralph

Whiteboard session (at Macquarie University): after the conference, Jon style, where we drink, whiteboard and try to write a paper a week