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.