Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics

2012-09-22 - 2012-09-25
Innsbruck, Austria

Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics

September 22-25, 2012, Innsbruck, Austria

Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics (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 and hopefully develop some fruitful collaborations. 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". The program will include a number of introductory and overview talks, with the aim of bridging the gap between the two fields.

For further information and for registration, please consult the conference homepage at


The tentative list of speakers includes (in alphabetical order)

  • Fabio Benatti
  • Rainer Blatt
  • Immanuel Bloch
  • Ignacio Cirac
  • Michael Creutz
  • Philippe de Forcrand*
  • Andreas Läuchli
  • Enzo Marinari
  • Roderich Moessner*
  • Hidetoshi Nishimori
  • Sandu Popescu
  • Miguel Rubi
  • Lee Smolin*
  • Bill Unruh
  • Eric Verlinde*
  • Frank Verstraete
  • Reinhard Werner
  • Peter Zoller

* To be confirmed

In addition to the invited talks, we plan to have poster sessions and we strongly encourage participants to present a poster on their current research.

Registration is now open.

Please note the following important dates:

  • 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

With best regards,
Hans J. Briegel (Innsbruck), Miguel A. Martin-Delgado (Madrid) – Conference chairs
Wolfgang Dür, Barbara Kraus, Markus Tiersch (Innsbruck) -- Local organizing committee


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