PICQUE Scientific School/Workshop in Integrated Quantum Photonics Applications: from Simulation to Sensing

Acronym: 
PICQUE 2015
Dates: 
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The school is organized in the framework of the PICQUE (Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding) project and is devoted to students and young researchers looking for applications in quantum information or in the field of quantum optics. The scientific programme foresees tutorial lectures, seminars on scientific results and short talks delivered by young researchers and students.

PICQUE (Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network involving 10 full partners and 8 associated partners from 7 different European countries. PICQUE is at the core of European technological innovation.

Registration fee
€ 280 by 15 May 2015
€ 350 15 May-30 June 2015
Reg. fee includes lunches, coffee breaks and social dinner.

Grant for students
A number of grants funded by EPS, OSA and SPIE societies are available for master/PhD students and post-docs to cover the fee.

Abstract submission
Extended deadline: 8 April 2015
Abstracts will be considered for short talks and posters.

Best Presentation and Poster Awards
The best presentation will be awarded of the Best Presentation Award (€ 500), funded by SPIE. The best poster will be awarded of the Best Poster Award (€ 250), funded by EPS.

Invited lectures
Device independent quantum protocols
Antonio Acin, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Quantum channel capacity and Quantum Metrology
Vittorio Giovannetti, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
Quantum walks and related phenomena
Seth Lloyd, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Quantum simulation
Mauro Paternostro, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Boson sampling
Tim Ralph, University of Queensland, Australia
Quantum communication
Grégoire Ribordy, ID Quantique, Switzerland
Quantum optical analogies in coupled waveguide lattices
Alexander Szameit, University of Jena Friedrich-Schiller, Germany
Photonics quantum simulator
Philip Walther, University of Vienna, Austria

Invited seminars
Hybrid quantum optics
Marco Barbieri, Università di Roma Tre, Italy
Continuous variable quantum optics
Marco Bellini, INO-CNR, Italy
Complexity/validation of Boson Sampling
Anthony Laing, University of Bristol, UK
Orbital angular momentum of light
Lorenzo Marrucci, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Quantum walk with integrated photonics
Roberto Osellame, IFN-CNR, Italy
Quantum walk with time bin
Christine Silberhorn, University of Paderborn, Germany
Multiparameter quantum sensing
Augusto Smerzi, CNR-INO, Italy
Quantum networks
Robert Thew, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Single photonic sources on chip
Mark Thompson, University of Bristol, UK

Chair: Fabio Sciarrino, University of Rome La Sapienza

Scientific Committee
Roberto Osellame, IFN-CNR
Christine Silberhorn, University of Paderborn
Alexander Szameit, University of Jena
Mark Thompson, University of Bristol

Local organiser and contact person: Giuliana Pensa, PICQUE Project Manager, University of Rome La Sapienza, giulianapensa@gmail.com