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NIM Conference on Resonator QED 2017

NIM Conference on Resonator QED


Tuesday, August 29 - Friday, September 1, 2017

Kardinal-Wendel-Haus München

The NIM Conference on Resonator Quantum Electrodynamics (Resonator QED 2017) will take place at Munich from August 29 - September 1, 2017. 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 2017 conference is a continuation of the highly successful Resonator QED 2013 and 2015 conference, also helded in Munich. The Resonator QED 2017 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 2017) 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 2017, 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 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in the morning and end on Friday, September 1, 2017 in the afternoon. 

The program is structured into eight half-day sessions.

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:

A jury composed of scientists from different fields will select the three best poster 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 (Monday):

On Monday laboratory tours take place at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), the Walther-Meißner-Institute (WMI) and the Walter Schottky Institute (WSI).

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

Confirmed invited speakers

    • Charles Adams (Durham University, UK)
    • Wolfgang Alt (Universität Bonn, Germany)
    • Mete Atatüre (University of Cambridge, UK)
    • Howard Carmichael (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
    • Fei Ding (Leibniz-Universität Hannover, Germany)
    • Dirk Englund (Stanford University, USA)
    • Kirill Fedorov (TU München / WMI, Germany)
    • Mark Fox (University of Sheffield, UK)
    • Alexey Gorshkov (University of Maryland, USA)
    • Sebastian Hofferberth (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
    • Hans Hübl (TU München / WMI, Germany)
    • Fabrice Laussy (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
    • Norbert Lütkenhaus (University of Waterloo, Canada)
    • Luis Orozco (University of Maryland, USA)
    • Oskar Painter (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA)
    • Wolfgang Pfaff (Yale University, USA)
    • Rob Schoelkopf (Yale University, USA)
    • Irfan Siddiqui (University of California Berkeley, USA)
    • Glenn Solomon (University of Maryland, USA)
    • Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University, USA)
    • Vladan Vuletic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)


              Pre-reservations for rooms at the conference venue are made only for invited speakers.

              All other participants will have to book their rooms themselves. A number of rooms will be available at special conditions in a hotel nearby. Booking details will be announced soon.


              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 July 15, 2017. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for contributed talks and poster presentation is July 01, 2017.

              Invited Talks

              The invited speakers are requested to submit their abstracts by July 15, 2017.

              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 emailResonatorQED2017(at)nano-initiative-munich.de. Please submit your images using separate files.


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


              The NIM Conference on Resonator QED 2017 is sponsored by

              • Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), Maryland, USA
              • Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
              • Walther-Meißner-Institute

              IMPORTANT DATES

              July 01: 

              Abstract submission deadline for all participants

              July 15:

              Notification of acceptance of contributed presentations

              July 15:

              Deadline for registration

              August 29:

              Conference begins

              September 01:

              Conference ends



              Mandlstraße 23

              80802 München


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              Please send any enquiries to

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