Okinawa School in Physics: Coherent Quantum Dynamics

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Organising group(s): 
Light-Matter Interactions Unit
Registration deadline: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
OIST Seaside House Onna-son
26° 28' 31.5552" N, 127° 50' 1.6872" E

The study of quantum coherent dynamics is currently one of the most active and exciting areas in physics. It holds the promise for the development of new technologies (quantum computing, quantum metrology,...) and, at the same time, has already delivered insights into the foundations of quantum mechanics. Its fast moving pace and new approach has attracted many young researchers and summer schools - at which leading experts share their knowledge and directly interact with the participants - have become an integral part of the community.

The school will consist of lectures delivered by Japanese and international experts on the fundamentals of the area. This will be supplemented by accessible presentations (colloquia) on cutting-edge research problems. All participants should present a poster based on their current research.

Registration fee 10,000JPY. Payment method will be informed later. The costs for meals and accommodation (in twin-shared rooms at Seaside House) will be covered for all participants by OIST.

About 10% of international applicants will be given full travel support. This is fully reserved for those applicants from disadvantaged regions of the world. If you are not from a disadvantaged region, please do not apply for this. We can offer a travel bursary of 50% flight support to most other applicants, but please provide justification for this bursary. Students from Japanese universities may be eligible for full cover of their airfare through ImPACT.

Confirmed Lecturers
Markus Arndt, University of Vienna, Austria (L)
Jacqueline Bloch, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, France (L)
Claudiu Genes, Max Planck Institute for the science of light, Germany (L)
Michèle Heurs, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany (L)
William D. Oliver, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (L)
Patrik Öhberg, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences (IPaQS), Heriot-Watt University, UK (L)
Mio Murao, The University of Tokyo, Japan (C)
Noboru Sasao, Okayama University, Japan (C)
Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, University of Mainz, Germany (L)
Yosuke Takasu, Kyoto University, Japan (C)
Akihisa Tomita, Hokkaido University, Japan (C)
Sebastian Wüster, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, India (L)

L: Lectures
C: Colloquium