Conference on Resonator QED

2015-08-03 - 2015-08-07
Registration deadline: 
2015-06-15 (All day)
Munich, Germany

The NIM Conference on Resonator Quantum Electrodynamics (Resonator QED 2015) will take place at Munich from August 03-07, 2015. It is organized by the Cluster of Excellence "Nanosystems Initiative Munich" (NIM) which has been established in 2006 by the German government's "Excellence Initiative".

The Resonator QED 2015 conference is a continuation of the highly successful Resonator QED 2013 conference, also taking place at Munich from September 09-13, 2013. The Resonator QED 2015 conference will consist of tutorials and invited talks, as well as a small number of contributed talks and poster presentations.

The NIM Conference on Resonator Quantum Electrodynamics (Resonator QED 2015) aims to bridge two communities in quantum physics – optical cavity QED and solid state circuit QED – to share, pursue and diffuse the benefits of collaborations in the science of elementary quanta. Both fields made spectacular progress in the past years, with a remarkable diversity of demonstrated physical effects. To list a few, milestones include the direct observation of the quantum jumps of microwave light, the deterministic generation and tomography of arbitrary quantum states of a resonator by superconducting quantum bits, the evidence of the Lamb shift in a solid-state system, the generation of nonlinear photonics with one atom, the realization of real-time feedback schemes on single atoms triggered by the detection of single photons, the nondestructive detection of an optical photon as well as the implementation of quantum gates between flying optical photons and stationary matter qubits. It is remarkable that circuit and cavity quantum electrodynamics share the same concepts, whereas they explore different regimes with essentially different techniques. Such complementarities give a strong motivation to bring together the solid-state circuit and the atomic physics cavity groups to form a unified scientific community. Within Resonator QED 2015, the Cluster of Excellence NIM intends to foster interactions between the optical cavity QED and solid state circuit QED communities.

Conference Program
The conference program will start on Monday, August 03, 2015 in the afternoon and end on Friday, August 07, 2015 around lunch time.

The program is structured into eight half-day sessions covering the topics:

  • Atomic Cavity QED
  • Solid-State Circuit QED
  • Solid-State Cavity QED
  • QIP with Cavity and Circuit QED Systems
  • Cavity Optomechanics and Circuit Nanoelectromechanics
  • Low-Dimensional QED Systems
  • QED without Cavity
  • Hybrid Circuit or Cavity QED Systems

Each session will start with a tutorial. Besides these tutorials and the invited talks there will be contributed talks selected from the contributed abstracts. In addition, there will be two poster sessions. The standard poster size is A0 (841 mm × 1189 mm) upright.

Poster Prize:
There will be a poster prize at our conference sponsored by Applied Physics B. A jury composed of scientists from different fields will select the three best contributions, and presenters will receive a small sum depending on their ranking. Selection criteria for the best poster presentation are originality of the work, clarity in its presentation and an attractive design.

Laboratory Tours:
Laboratory tours at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Walther-Meißner-Institute (WMI) were offered for Monday morning (August 03, 2015, 09 – 12 am) and for Friday afternoon (August 07, 2015, 14 – 17 pm). Both laboratories are located on the Garching Research Campus which can be conveniently reached from the center of Munich by subway U6. A map of Garching Research Campus can be downloaded here.

Public evening lecture:

Program Committee

  • Jonathan Finley, Walter Schottky Institute, TU Munich
  • Rudolf Gross, Walther-Meißner-Institute, TU Munich & Bavarian Academy of Sciences
  • Gerhard Rempe, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching
  • Organizing Committee
  • Frank Deppe, Walther-Meißner-Institute, Bavarian Academy of Science
  • Achim Marx, Walther-Meißner-Institute, Bavarian Academy of Sciences
  • Peter Sonntag, Nanosystems Initiative Munich
  • Confirmed invited speakers
  • Oleg Astafiev, Royal Holloway London, UK
  • Mete Atatüre, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Manfred Bayer, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Patrice Bertet, CEA Saclay, France
  • Darrick Chang, ICFO Barcelona, Spain
  • Barak Dayan, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Per Delsing, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Frank Deppe, Walther-Meißner-Institute, Garching, Germany
  • Chen-Lung Hung, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
  • Tobias Kippenberg, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ben Lanyon, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Peter Lodahl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Florian Marquardt, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • John Martinis, UC Santa Barbara & Google, USA
  • Dieter Meschede, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Yasunobu Nakamura, Univerity of Tokyo, Japan
  • Jakob Reichel, ENS Paris, France
  • Andreas Reiserer, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Stephan Ritter, MPQ Garching, Germany
  • Pascale Senellart, LPN-CNRS Marcoussis, France
  • Mika Sillanpää, Aalto University, Finland
  • Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Philipp Treutlein, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Jürgen Volz, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Edo Waks, University of Maryland, USA
  • Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Pre-reservations in nearby hotels are made only for invited speakers. Reservations were made by the organizers in cooperation with Opens external link in new windowMunich tourist office.
All other participants will have to book their rooms themselves. There are a number of rooms available at special conditions in the Opens external link in new windowTRYP Hotel. In order to book a room in that hotel please visit the Opens external link in new window booking website or use the Initiates file downloadbooking form.

Visa information:
Please check with your home country German embassy to get information on visa requirements.
Abstract Submission
Posters & Contributed Talks
The conference will feature invited talks as well as a selected number of contributed talks and poster presentations. Notifications on the acceptance of contributed abstracts for oral or poster presentation will be sent until June 30, 2015. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for contributed talks and poster presentation is June 15, 2015.

Invited Talks
The invited speakers are requested to submit their abstracts by June 21, 2015.

Abstract Preparation
To prepare an abstract, please download the Initiates file downloadabstract template in Microsoft-Word-format. Please send your abstract via e-mail to Opens window for sending emailResonatorQED2015(at) Please submit your images using separate files.

All participants will have to register. The registration fee (350 EUR) will cover coffee breaks as well as the Conference Dinner. Registration will be free for invited speakers. Registration will be open soon.

The NIM Conference on Resonator QED 2015 is sponsored by
Applied Physics B

Conference poster is available here.


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