Advances in quantum information and quantum simulation

Organized by the CNRS research networks on "Quantum information, foundations and applications" and "Cold atoms", this conference will present the recent developments in quantum technologies for quantum information, quantum simulations and quantum metrology. A special enmphasis will be put on recent progresses in quantum simulation based on cold atom systems although the conference will also review photonic and solid-state based systems.

By gathering the quantum information and cold atoms communities, this conference will enable participants to exchange on state of the art developments in the vast and active filed of quantum state manipulation. 

The conference is organized around four communication types:

  • One-hour pedagogical tutorials based on internationally recognized experts which will present a synthetic focus on specific topics in the field
  • Invited talks (25') presenting recent advances in the field. Ten contributions will be upgraded by the scientific commitée from poster to oral presentations.
  • Poster sessions enabling a large number of participants to present their results to the quantum information and cold atom communities.
  • A broad audience colloquium on "Ultra-cold gases: a quantum world at the interface between atomic and condensed matter physics" delivered by Jean Dalibard (Collège de France) will present a synthetic view of recent advances and perspectives opened by cold atom systems. 

To submit a contribution, please use the following latex template and then go to "Submit an abstract" to upload it.


  • Pr. Dr. Gerd Leuchs (Max Planck Institute, Erlangen): Using the Wigner function to calculate expectation values
  • Pr. G. Fève (LPA, ENS Paris): Electron quantum optics in ballistic conductors
  • Pr. Dr. Klaus Sengstock (Hamburg University): Magnetism without magnetism: Physics with ultracold quantum gases
  • Pr. Dr. Dieter Meschede (Bonn University): Quantum walks with neutral atoms.
  • Dr. John Morton (University College London): Electron and nuclear spin qubits using donors in silicon.
  • Dr. Cyril Branciard (Institut Néel): Causal relations in a quantum world.
  • Pr. Dr. Matthias Troyer (ETH Zurich): Quantum annealing and quantum simulation..


For this edition of the conference, Pr. Jean Dalibard (Collège de France) will present a synthetic view of recent progresses and perspectives opened by the use of cold atom systems in the field of quantum information, quantum simulation and metrology. For more information, click here.

Local organization

To contact the local organization commitéee, click on the following link: [contact the local commitee]

  • Pablo Arrighi, Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme (ENS Lyon)
  • Pascal Degiovanni, Laboratoire de Physique (ENS Lyon)
  • Natacha Portier, Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme (ENS Lyon)
  • Tommaso Roscilde, Laboratoire de Physique (ENS Lyon)
  • Fabrice Vallée, Institut Matière Lumière (Université Claude Bernard, Lyon)

 Coordination of the conference: Samantha Barendson (Centre Blaise Pascal, ENS Lyon).


Scientific committee

The scientific commitee involves both CNRS research group scientific boards. The coordination with the local organization commitee relies on P. Degiovanni and T. Roscilde.

Quantum information research group:

  • Alexia Auffèves, Institut Néel (Grenoble)
  • Pablo Arrighi, ENS de Lyon
  • Antoine Browaeys, Institut d'Optique (Orsay)
  • Thierry Chanelière, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton (Orsay)
  • Pascal Degiovanni, ENS de Lyon
  • Eleni Diamanti, Telecom ParisTech
  • Iordanis Kerenidis, Université Denis Diderot (Paris)
  • Tristan Meunier, Institut Néel (Grenoble)
  • Perola Milman, Université Denis Diderot (Paris)
  • Sébastien Tanzilli, Université de Nice 
  • Nicolas Treps, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris)

Cold atoms research group:

  • Robin Kaiser, Université de Nice
  • Jean-Claude Garreau, Lille
  • Jakob Reichel, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris)
  • Tommaso Roscilde, ENS de Lyon

Administrative coordination

  • Samantha Barendson, CBP - ENS Lyon
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