Introductory Course
on Quantum Information

7-10 July 2014 — Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria


Organizers: Martí Cuquet (University of Innsbruck), Ben Lanyon, Adi Makmal (IQOQI and University of Innsbruck)

Secretary: Nicole Jorda


Scope of the course

The short course on 07-10 July 2014 will give a basic introduction into the fascinating field of quantum information, which offers many exciting research opportunities for young researchers. The course is addressed to students shortly after their BSc degree (or typically after three years of diploma studies) and does not require any special knowledge on the field besides basic knowledge of quantum physics and atomic, molecular, and optical physics.


Fourteen lectures given by experts from Innsbruck, Vienna and abroad will cover the main topics such as basic concepts of quantum information, implementations of quantum information processing in various systems. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to visit state-of-the-art laboratories at the University of Innsbruck and the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information. On 11 July, participants of the school are invited to attend a colloquium where further overviews of the SFB research will be presented.

The school will start with the registration and a get-together on the evening of Monday 7th.


In addition to students from the three member universities of the SFB (Univ. Innsbruck, Univ. Vienna, and Univ. of Technology Vienna) we invite external students to participate. The Innsbruck Physics Research Center will be able to sponsor the participation of about 20 external students, covering their travel and local expenses.


Application forms will be posted soon.


The school is sponsored by the SFB project "Foundations and applications of quantum science" (FoQus), the University of Innsbruck, and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information.


The school will take place in the Technik Campus in Innsbruck. More information will be announced soon.

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