International Conference on Quantum Optics 2024

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.


Helmut Ritsch, Chair
University of Innsbruck

Hanns-Christoph Nägerl, Co-Chair
University of Innsbruck

Jörg Schmiedmayer, Co-Chair
TU Vienna

Gregor Weihs, Co-Chair
University of Innsbruck

Local Team

Helmut Ritsch
University of Innsbruck

Hanns-Christoph Nägerl
University of Innsbruck

Laurin Ostermann
University of Innsbruck

Anna Bychek
University of Innsbruck

Nicole Jorda
University of Innsbruck

Scientific Board

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


The conference is cosponsored by the University of Innsbruck, the Austrian Science Fund FWF via the Spezial­forschungs­bereich beyondC and the FWF Cluster of Excellence Quantum Science Austria.


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 TOPTICA and RADIANT DYES LASER.

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