The abstracts of the lectures and talks will be announced here.


Guido Burkard

Quantum computing and cavity QED with spins

These lectures will cover the basics and highlight several recent advances related to spin-based quantum information processing from a theoretical perspective, including the impact of new material systems, electric spin control, and the coupling of individual spins to the quantized field of a superconducting microwave resonator. We will discuss the importance of spin-charge hybridization for spin qubit control and measurement, and present several different examples. Recently, electric spin control using synthetic spin-orbit coupling due to magnetic field gradients in combination with the exchange coupling has allowed for electrically controlled one- and two-qubit gates for spins in silicon quantum dots. An alternative approach to all-electric control of spin qubits consists in the use of multi-spin qubits consisting of more than one electron, such as the singlet-triplet, exchange-only, resonant-exchange qubits, as well as quadrupolar qubits. The development of superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators has provided new opportunities for coupling spin qubits over long distances which have come into the reach of experimental feasibility with the recent achievement of the strong-coupling regime in spin-cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED).

Yiwen Chu

Quantum technologies with defect centers

Defect centers in crystalline materials have unique properties that make them very useful quantum systems. Some of these properties include optical transitions that form a solid-state interface to light and highly coherent spin states, which can be used as qubits for storing and manipulating quantum information. I will give a general overview of the field, along with a more detailed look at the properties of one or two types of color centers as examples. This will then allow us to explore the various quantum technologies enabled by these systems, ranging from long-distance quantum networks to quantum sensors for precision metrology.

Per Delsing

Superconducting qubits for quantum information and for physics

Lecture I: Superconducting qubits for quantum information: In the first lecture I will explain how different superconducting qubits operate and in what way they differ from each other. Important properties will be discussed and explained including coupling of qubits to resonators, one and two-qubit gates, decoherence and qubit read-out. We will also discuss scaling of circuits to larger number of qubits and possible problems that a small non-error corrected quantum computer could be used for.
Lecture II: Superconducting qubits for physics: Superconducting qubits can also be used as artificial atoms and we will discuss how they can be used to study new physics. In particular I will show how artificial atoms can be used to study vacuum fluctuations by placing the atom in front of a mirror. I will also show how these atoms can be coupled to sound such that they decay by emitting single phonons instead of single photons. Sound coupled atoms can also act as giant atoms, which leads to new physics in terms of large Lamb shifts and non-exponential decay.

Barbara Kraus

Entanglement Theory

In these lectures I will start with bipartite entanglement theory and then discuss some results on multipartite entanglement.

Sander Otte

Quantum simulation through atomic assembly

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at low temperatures allows for atom manipulation: the ability to position individual atoms in a predetermined location. In recent years, this technique is increasingly used to create artificial atomic lattices for the purpose of studying emergent physics. These lattices can be probed and modified locally with atomic precision by means of the STM tip, providing a promising complementary approach for quantum simulation.

In these two lectures I will give an overview of this upcoming experimental field. After covering the basic concepts of STM and its various manipulation and readout possibilities, I will focus on two research avenues: electronic lattices and spin lattices. In the former case, local electronic states on atoms or atomic vacancies are weakly coupled to neighboring sites to form artificial band structures. I will discuss various designs of exotic lattices and their resulting electronic textures. In the latter case, magnetic atoms are used to create model spin chains, providing an excellent test bed for performing experiments on basic spin systems such as the Heisenberg model and its variations.

Klaus Mølmer

From quantum optics to bits and pieces

The analysis of photo detection signals and the quantum properties and evolution of their sources defined the field of quantum optics in the early 1960’es and stimulated the so-called ‘’second quantum revolution’’ in physics. The ability to control single quantum systems and apply special superposition and entangled states of light and matter now extends far beyond the atomic world and many pioneering quantum optics experiments have been successfully implemented with man made solid state systems. In the lectures, I shall discuss three broader aspects of the successful merging of quantum optics and nanotechnology: (i) observed quantum systems and quantum trajectories, (ii) hybrid quantum systems that merge atomic and mesoscopic scale systems, and (iii) input-output-theory for atomic or solid-state quantum networks, connected by optics, microwave or surface acoustic waves.

Steven Simon



Jelena Vuckovic

Quantum photonics and inverse design

The first lecture will discuss how nanophotonics can help with implementation of quantum technologies, illustrated with examples from our quantum dots and color centers research.

The second lecture will give an introduction to inverse design in nanophotonics, and how quantum technologies can greatly benefit from optimized photonics.



J. Ignacio Cirac

Quantum optics in structured reservoirs: from exotic emission to quantum chemistry simulation

Recent progress in both nano-fabrication and atomic physics allows one to couple atoms (or other emitters) to structured waveguides. In this talk I will report on different opportunities that are opened up by those systems, including the observation of many-photon bound states, the preparation of Fock states, the simulation of long-range spin interacting models, or the observation of exotic features in collective decays. I will also explain how the same phenomena could be observed in a completely different setup consisting of atoms in state-dependent optical lattices. Here the role of the emitters and the photons in the waveguide are played by atoms in different internal states. The special interactions mediated in this setup opens up the possibility of simulating molecules in an analog way.

Atac Imamoglu



Mikhail Lukin



Alejandro González-Tudela

Concluding Discussion: Nanotechnology meets Quantum Information