XXI Giambiagi Winter School: «Quantum simulations and quantum metrology with cold trapped ions»

The School will be held from July 15th to July 24th at the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.

The Giambiagi Winter School is organized by the Physics Department at the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Every year, the School is devoted to a different topic, and its main purpose is to offer graduate students and young researchers an up-to-date perspective given by world-recognized experts, in a relaxed working atmosphere promoting interaction and fostering future collaborations.

The School will consist of eight introductory courses (tutorials) of between three and four classes, plus several contributed talks and poster session. The courses will be taught by Invited Professors, who are scientific personalities of the highest international level. The meeting is aimed at doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as advanced students of the Licenciatura degree (MSc) in Physics.

The present edition will focus on recent advances in areas of physics which has been one of the most active ones in the last two decades: Quantum information and quantum metrology. Apart from covering advanced topics on quantum information and quantum simulations, the school will focus on one of the most promising technologies that enables the manipulation and control of individual quantum systems: the trapping, cooling and control of trapped ions.

Progress in the manipulation of individual quantum systems and in the understanding of the fundamental principles of quantum information and computation have been so important that today we are at the verge of a “second quantum revolution”. As part of this revolution new devices will appear, such as quantum sensors, quantum simulators, a new generation of atomic clocks and, finally, the quantum computer. But these applications are entangled with the study of the most basic aspects of quantum physics. Thus, the study of the properties of coherent matter, the analysis of the nature of quantum correlations and of the emergence of classical laws from a fundamental quantum substrate are examples of some fundamental issues which are, and have been during the last two decades, intertwined with the advances in quantum technologies.

The School will provide the students with an up-to-date introduction to quantum information covering recent progress in the domain of quantum simulations and its use in the context of the study of quantum thermodynamics. It will also provide a deep overview of the physics of cold trapped ions and their use for the quantum manipulation of information.

The eight main courses are:

– Anna Sanpera (Quantum thermometry)
– David Wineland (Cold trapped ions for metrology and quantum information processing)
– Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler (Cold trapped ions for quantum information processing)
– Ignacio Cirac (Quantum simulations and many body physics)
– Janet Anders (Quantum thermodynamics)
– Laurence Pruvost (Cold atoms & twisted light)
– Luiz Davidovich (Quantum metrology)
– Michel Brune (Quantum simulation with Rydberg atoms)

Organizing Committee

Juan Pablo Paz, Augusto Roncaglia and Christian Tomás Schmiegelow

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