Plenary Speakers

Professor Jacob Bekenstein
Hebrew University, Israel
Positivity of mass in light of negative Casimir energies
University of Vienna and Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austria
Quantum Causality: from superpositions of clocks to quantum correlations with no causal order
University of California, Irvine, USA
Density functional theory: A great success story?
Max Planck Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Germany
Bulk-boundary correspondence and tensor network states
Collège de France Paris, France
Controlling photons in cavities
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Nonperturbative Quantum Gravity for the Uninitiated
Universitaet Ulm, Germany
Quanta, Vibrations and Biology


University of Vienna, Austria
Quantum measurements with mechanical systems: from optical clocks to gravitational waves
Dr. Sougato Bose
University College London, UK
Two ways of probing the macroscopic limits of quantum mechanics
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
A snapshot of superconducting quantum computing
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Quantum metrology, quantum speed limit, and quantum control
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
A single photon optical switch based on a single atom
Mathematical Institute LMU
What one should know about Quantum Mechanics
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
The Past and Future of Entangled Multi-Photons
ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
Detecting nonlocality of quantum many body states
Dr. Netanel Lindner
California Institute of Technology, USA
Engineering new platforms for topological quantum computing
Aarhus University, Denmark
Past states of probed quantum systems: “spooky action in the past ?"
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Weak dipolar interactions in ion chains
Queen's University Belfast, UK
Mesoscopic mechanical non-classicality
Bar Ilan University, Israel
Bi-photon generation with imaginary gain
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas(FORTH), Greece
High-fidelity quantum gates with Rydberg superatoms: How to count atoms in mesoscopic ensembles
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Beyond the Heisenberg uncertainty
TU Wien Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Does an isolated quantum system relax?
Johannes Guttenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Quantum simulation in 2D Ion crystals - lattice geometries and interactions
Technion, Israel
Photonic Topological Insulators
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Quantum Microscopy
Oxford University, UK
Electromagnetic self-force, and decoherence owing to Unruh radiation
University of Southampton, UK
Testing the quantum superposition principle
Ben Gurion University, Israel
Chaos and thermalization with few-mode Bose-Hubbard systems
Stuttgart University, Germany
Precision quantum state preparation of interacting spin systems
Ariel University, Israel
Log-Analytic Uncertainty Relation
Technion, Israel
Lattice Bosons and Dynamics of Strongly Fluctuating Superconductors
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Random numbers enable large scale electronic structure computations
University of Toronto, Canada
Developments in Molecular Excitation with Natural Incoherent Light
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Coherent Energy Transfer in Light-harvesting:
University of Heidelberg, Germany
ICD and its Exploration by Short, Intense and Coherent Light Pulses
Ben Gurion University, Israel
Triangular Bose-Hubbard trimer as a minimal model for a superfluid circuit
Boston University, USA
Quantum Dynamics Simulations Exploring the Influence of Quantum Beats on Excitation Energy Transfer and Charge Separation Dynamics in Extended Light Harvesting Systems
Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
The Quantum Design of Photosynthesis
Harvard University, USA
Ab-initio quantum simulations of complex photocatalytic reactions
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Quantum dynamical version of the third-law of thermodynamics
Weizmann Institute of Science
Fundamental and optical gaps from Density Functional Theory
University of Pisa, Italy
Investigating the environment effects in natural light-harvesting systems: a multiscale quantum chemical strategy
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Chemistry of the Quantum Kind
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Room-Temperature Biological Quantum Random Walk in Phycocyanin Nanowires
Technion, Israel
Evidences for quantum transport through DNA?
Technion, Israel
Gapped excitations in a quantum solid
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Reduced Dynamics in Non-Equilibrium Quantum Impurity
University of Linz, Austria
Theory of Light-Harvesting in Photosynthesis: A Bottom Up Approach
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ultrafast spectroscopic study of exciton dynamics in nanocrystals
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Shaped intense laser pulse interaction with molecular anions
Universitat Augsburg, Germany
Transient quantum fluctuation theorems and generalized measurements
University of Milano and INFN, Italy
Non-Markovian open quantum system dynamics
Professor Eli Yablonovitch
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Spontaneous Emission Faster than Stimulated Emission
Tel Aviv University
Transonic flow of light, sonic horizons and analogue gravity
Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Hungary
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
Coarse graining of quantum space time models
Nottingham University
Quantum technologies as tools to deepen our understanding of quantum theory and relativity
University of Vienna, Austria
Testing Foundations of QM in High Energy Physics
Tohoku University
Quantum Energy Teleportation and Black Hole
University of Maryland, USA
Problems of Newton-Schrodinger equations in Alternative Quantum Theories
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Black Hole Horizon and String theory
University of Cambridge, UK
A Solution to the Lorentzian Quantum Reality Problem
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Quantum Simulation of Geometry
Weizmann Institute of Science
Optical Analogue of the Event Horizon
University of Waterloo, Canada
Quantum Control of Wave-Particle Duality
Perimeter institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
Refinement limit of quantum group spinnets
University of Sydney, Australia
Harvesting entanglement from a quantum field
University of California Berkeley, USA
Reverse-Engineering quantum mechanics
Aalto University, Finland
Circuit QED as an experimental platform for analog quantum relativistic effects
Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Towards Quantum Tests of the Equivalence Principle in Space: QUANTUS, STE-QUEST, Q-WEP and all that …
University of Essen, Germany
Robustness of Hawking radiation and black hole analogues
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Gravity induced collapse of the wave-function
Technion, Israel
Phonon fluctuations in a Bose-Einstein condensate
K U Leuven, Holland
Towards a novel approach to semi-classical gravity
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
Dynamical reduction theories, inflation and the emergence of structure in the universe.
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Simulation of dynamic abelian and non abelian gauge theories with ultracold atoms