Conference Chairs:
Hans J. Briegel (Innsbruck) & Miguel A. Martin-Delgado (Madrid)

Local Organizers:
Wolfgang Dür, Barbara Kraus, Markus Tiersch (Innsbruck)

QISM is a new conference series that focuses on the interplay of quantum information and statistical mechanics. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars from quantum information theory and statistical mechanics to explore emerging connections between these fields. The program will include a number of introductory and overview talks, as well as presentations on latest developments. The first meeting of this series was held at El Escorial, Spain, in 2011.

In this second conference, a broad selection of topics will be covered ranging from "Quantum simulation and lattice gauge theories", "Quantum information and the foundations of statistical mechanics", "Statistical physics of complex systems", and "Thermodynamics and gravity".

Innsbruck is situated in the middle of the Alps, at an altitude of about 570m. Innsbruck has hosted the Olympic winter games twice, but it is also a popular destination in summer or autumn. Sights include the historic old town, Ambras Castle, and the ski jump arena at Bergisel, but also cable cars that offer quick access to the mountains, with scenic views of Innsbruck and the Inn valley.

The conference will be held at Hotel Grauer Bär, a classic 4* Hotel which is in walking distance to the city center - see map of the area.

The conference will start on Saturday, Sep. 22, at 9:00, and finish on Tuesday, Sept. 25, early afternoon. We will have a total of 19 invited talks (60 min each) and a Poster session. On Sunday, an excursion will be organized in the afternoon, followed by the conference dinner in the evening.

The conference is sponsored by the SFB project "Foundations and applications of quantum science" (FoQuS), the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Important dates:
Due to space limitations, the number of participants will be limited.

  • May 14: Deadline for registration
  • Early June: Notification of acceptance
  • June 30: Deadline for payment of registration fee
  • August 1: Deadline for booking hotel accommodation (reserved contingent)
  • September 22: 9:00 a.m. Start of the conference
  • September 25: 4:30 p.m. End of the conference


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