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.


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

Helmut Ritsch, Hanns-Christoph Nägerl, 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.

Group Picture from 2020