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NIM Conference on Resonator QED

NIM Conference on Resonator QED


Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 2015

Literaturhaus München

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 (Monday 9:00 & Friday 14:00):

There will be laboratory tours on Monday morning and Friday afternoon at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), the Walther-Meißner-Institute (WMI) and the Walter Schottky Institute (WSI).
On Monday morning, the laboratory tour will start at 9:00 h. Participants meet at the southern (rear) exit of the final station "Garching Forschungszentrum" of the subway line U6. There will be guides bringing the participants to MPQ (Hans-Kopfermann-Straße 1, 85748 Garching), WMI (Walther-Meißner-Straße 8, 85748 Garching), and WSI (Am Coulombwall 4, 85748 Garching). The participants are split into three groups. After a tour of about 60 min, the three groups will switch locations. The third tour ends at about 12:00 h, so that all participants can visit the three labs and arrive in time for the check in at the conference site before the conference starts.
On Friday afternoon, people interested in the laboratory tour will meet at 14:00 h at the exit of the final station "Garching Forschungszentrum" of the subway line U6 (see above). Participants are split up into three groups following the same procedure as on Monday morning. The tour ends at about 17:00 h. For further clarification, check out the Initiates file downloadarea map.

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

      • Mete Atatüre, University of Cambridge, UK
      • Manfred Bayer, University of Dortmund, Germany
      • Patrice Bertet, CEA Saclay, France
      • Alexandre Blais, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
      • Bernardo Casabone, University of Innsbruck, Austria
      • Darrick Chang, ICFO Barcelona, Spain
      • Barak Dayan, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
      • Per Delsing, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden
      • Frank Deppe, WMI, Garching, Germany
      • Stephan Dürr, MPQ Garching, Germany
      • Klaus Ensslin, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
      • Chen-Lung Hung, Caltech, USA
      • Tobias Kippenberg, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
      • 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
      • Kai Müller, WSI Garching, Germany
      • Yasunobu Nakamura, Univerity of Tokyo, Japan
      • Jakob Reichel, ENS Paris, France
      • Andreas Reiserer, TU Delft, The Netherlands
      • Stephan Ritter, MPQ Garching, Germany
      • Oriol Romero-Isart, IQI Innsbruck, Austria
      • Pascale Senellart, LPN-CNRS Marcoussis, France
      • Mika Sillanpää, Aalto University, Finland
      • Enrique Solano, QUTIS Bilbao, Spain
      • Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley, USA
      • Philipp Treutlein, University of Basel, Switzerland
      • Jürgen Volz, Univeristy of Vienna, Austria
      • Edo Waks, University of Maryland, USA
      • Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zürich, 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 21, 2015.

                Invited Talks

                The invited speakers are requested to submit their abstracts by June 26, 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)nano-initiative-munich.de. Please submit your images using separate files.


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

                Opens internal link in current windowTo the registration page


                The NIM Conference on Resonator QED 2015 is sponsored by

                • Applied Physics B
                • Attocube
                • Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
                • Walther-Meißner-Institute

                IMPORTANT DATES

                June 21: 

                Abstract submission deadline for all participants

                June 30:

                Notification of acceptance of contributed presentations

                July 10:

                Deadline for registration

                August 03:

                Conference begins

                August 07:

                Conference ends


                Literaturhaus München

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                80333 Munich


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