International Conference on Quantum Optics 2022

This longstanding (since 1984) biannual conference brings together outstanding researchers and young scientists in Quantum Optics, Quantum Gases and Quantum Information in a high-level environment to present and discuss the recent most exciting developments and highlights in stimulating surroundings.

COVID-19 Travel Information: Please familiarize yourself with the current Austrian travel rules.

A Message from the Organizers

Dear Obergurgl-Participants and Invited Speakers!

We have decided to NOT cancel the conference. It will take place as planned. We have official permission from the relevant authorities. We have received a few cancellations, also from some invited speakers, but we will fill up the opened speaker slots from the excellent pool of submissions. We ask you all for one favor, in fact we need to make this a requirement: To minimize the risk of somebody having to go into quarantine, for those of you who have not received a "booster" shot at the time of the conference (i.e. the third vaccination shot), please bring along a valid PCR-test result, in addition to your proof of vaccination.

This is for everybody's safety.

If you need to cancel your participation, please let us know a.s.a.p., at the latest until January 31st 2022. We have a long waiting list and we evidently need to inform those persons that they can get a slot. If your cancellation comes to us in time, we will reimburse your fees.

Thanks a lot. This will again be a great conference!


Hanns-Christoph Nägerl, Chair
University of Innsbruck

Helmut Ritsch, Co-Chair
University of Innsbruck

Jörg Schmiedmayer, Co-Chair
TU Vienna

Scientific Board

Markus Arndt, Rainer Blatt, Hans J. Briegel, Francesca Ferlaino, Rudolf Grimm, Philipp Haslinger, Thomas Juffmann, Gerhard Kirchmair, Barbara Kraus, Andreas Läuchli, Wolfgang Lechner, Hanns-Christoph Nägerl, Tracy E. Northup, Helmut Ritsch, Oriol Romero-Isart, Hannes Pichler, Jörg Schmiedmayer, Philip Walther, Anton Zeilinger, Peter Zoller

Local Organization Team

  • Hanns-Christoph Nägerl
  • Helmut Ritsch
  • Laurin Ostermann
  • Nicole Jorda


Lectures will be held in the morning and in the afternoon, with an extended lunch break allowing enough time for discussions and outdoor activities during the day.

There will be the opportunity to contribute talks or posters, which the scientific board will select from the applications. The posters will be presented in two evening sessions.


Obergurgl is located in the Ötztal in Tyrol (the 5200/5300 years old mummy "Oetzi the Iceman" was named after the valley and was found in a nearby glacier). It is a prominent skiing resort in winter and a nice and relaxing alpine resort in summer. The conference will be held at the University Center Obergurgl, which is associated with the University of Innsbruck.

We acknowledge support from M SQUARED LASERS, TOPTICA and RADIANT DYES LASER.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110.

Group Picture