The weather forecast predicts snowfall and cold temperatures for sunday and monday. Please don't forget to bring warm clothes and proper shoes!

Hans J. Briegel (Innsbruck), Bob Coecke (Oxford)

Local organizing team:
Barbara Kraus, Wolfgang Dür, Akimasa Miyake

The aim of the workshop is to bring together people working on foundational aspects in quantum computation and quantum physics in general. The list of topics will include theory and implementation of measurement-based quantum computation, quantum computational models in general, multi-party entanglement, complexity and graph theory therein, high-level methods, logics and other mathematical structures, quantum foundations, and more.

Obergurgl is located in the Oetztal in Tyrol (the 3300 years old mummy "Oetzi the Iceman" was named after the valley and was found in a glacier close to that place). It is a prominent skiing resort in winter and a nice and relaxing alpine resort in summer. The workshop will be held at the University Centre Obergurgl, which is associated with the University of Innsbruck.

We plan to have lectures in the morning and in late afternoon, with enough time for discussions and outdoor activities during the day. The time for each lecture will be approx. 30 minutes. There will also be the opportunity for people to contribute posters; given the number of young people active in the field we expect this to be a substantial event in itself which will run throughout the week.

The workshop is sponsored by the European research network QICS, which is a collaborative effort of groups working on foundational problems in computer science and theoretical quantum physics. For more information about QICS, see here. The workshop also enjoys support from the EPSRC Grant "The Structure of Quantum Information and its Ramifications for IT", the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of Innsbruck.