Advances in Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information with atoms and photons
With the support of
Purpose of this workshop is to favour the exchange of ideas and discussion on last results among leading physicists working in the interconnected fields of Quantum Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, in particular in the framework of quantum optics.
It is organized "ad memoriam" of our colleague and friend Carlo Novero who gave birth to this research line in our Institute.
Organizing and Scientific Committee:
Marco Genovese, Giorgio Brida & Maria Luisa Rastello, INRiM
Augusto Garuccio (Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica, Università e Politecnico di Bari)
I.N.Ri.M. Strada delle Cacce 91, Torino
Date Arrival: 25th May - departure: 31th May, 2014
The workshop will include Invited Talks, a limited number of contribute talks and poster sections. Poster award The best poster presented at quantum 2014 will be awarded with 500 €
In addition to ambitious presentation schedule, we have organized a welcome reception concert, a social dinner and visits to the laboratories that we hope to be of interest to all participants. PRELIMINAR PROGRAM (updated march 11,2014)
Abstract submission for contribute talks (CLOSED)
Abstract submission for posters (CLOSED)
Authors will be informed of the Scientific Committee's decision by March 20, 2014.
Please include the following information in the body of the email to be submitted to
Title of the Summary
Corresponding author name
Institution | Company name
Institution | Company address
Corresponding author email address
List of co-authors
Specify if you prefer poster/oral presentation
Special Issue of IJQI
A selected number of high quality papers related to the workshop will be published on a special issue of International Journal of Quantum Information.
The submission should be performed by using the IJQI web system, indicating as contributions to the Quantum 2014 conference; here the submission steps.
The deadline for the papers submission is June 15, 2014.
The conference fee of 200 € required to "Contributed" participants can be paid:
by bank transfer (preferably). See our bank details below.
directly at conference desk
Account holder: Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica
IBAN: IT 30 M 02008 01046 000 000 505654
BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1BD4
BANK ADDRESS: UniCredit Banca S.p.A: Via XX Settembre, 31 – 10121 Torino (Italy)
When ordering the money transfer, please mention your name and "Quantum14".
The fee includes: lunches, morning and afternoon coffee-breaks from 26 to 30 May, the dinner on 28 with transfer to restaurant and back to selected hotels.
To register, click here and fill the mandatory fields.
The meeting rooms will have LCD projector & laser pointer.
Computers (Windows 7) are provided; please upload & test your presentation early in the morning, before session starting, or at lunch break.
You may use your own computer, or you may make arrangements to share with some other speaker in your session.
The LCD projectors that are provided have standard XGA interfaces. If you have a Mac that needs an adapter, please do not forget to bring it.
If you plan to use your computer with the LCD projectors that are provided, please learn to use your computer before your talk begins.
The sessions must proceed on time, so the time for configuring your laptop must be included in your speaking time.
The conference organizers cannot usually know how to connect your computer for you.
Talk duration includes questions and laptop setup !!!
Green laser pointer are forbidden
Marco Genovese, phone +39 011 3919253; email:
Maria Luisa Rastello
Some information about Turin
Turin is a relatively large European town (1 milion of inhabitants) near Alps (in 2006 winter olympics games were in Turin). The weather in May is already warm (about 25 Celsius degrees), but can be rainy.
The history of Turin is quite long: it appeared first time in III century b.C. as allied of Rome during second Punic war (it was destroyed by Hannibal who crossed Alps in the valley in front of it).
Then it was refounded by emperor Augusto as “Augusta Taurinorum”. At the end of empire was seat of a bishop. Then it was free city before becoming part of Savoia dukedom (vassal of Holy Roman Germanic emperor). Since XV century became the capital town of the dukedom (University was founded in 1403) and, after having sustained a long siege of French troops in 1706, with Utrecht peace (1713) capital town of Sardinia Kingdom. During the whole medieval, renaissance and baroque time it was often besieged during wars between French, Spaniards and Empire, becoming periodically under French power. It was part of French Empire of Napoleon. After restoration it became the centre of Italian Unification. The king of Turin Vittorio Emanuele II unified Italy in 1859-1861 and Turin became the first capital town of the unified kingdom. In the last century, after the transfer of the capital town to Florence (and then Rome), Turin grew as industrial town. Among famous Turin physicists of the past one can remember Lagrange and Avogadro.
Many historical monuments remember its history as the royal palace, the palace of the queen (“Palazzo Madama”), the mole Antonelliana (a former synagogue, the highest building in bricks in the World), the holy shroud chapel and the renaissance cathedral, many baroque palaces. Many museums collect the collections of Savoia dukes (among them the most famous is Egyptian Museum, the second in the World after Cairo).
How to get to Torino
The “Città di Torino Airport”, situated in Caselle, 16 kilometres (10 miles) north from the town centre, serves Torino.
For further information see the airport Web site.
A continuous coach service of SADEM lines connects the Airport with Torino railway central station Porta Nuova. The bus leaves just in front of the arrival exits of the Airport. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office and at the automatic ticket-machine close to the exit for € 6,50, or on the bus at € 7. Travel time from the Airport to the town centre is about 40 minutes.
As an alternative, a Taxi service is provided outside the terminal, just in front of the arrival exit. The one-way fare to go to downtown is approximately € 35 in the day and € 50 by night; from the airport to INRIM the price is about € 50 in the day and € 70 in the night. Travel time to Turin center is about 20 minutes, about 30-40 minutes during rush hours.
Also car renting is possible at the Airport, with these companies: AVIS, Hertz, EuropCar, Budget/Maggiore, Sixt/Autotravel, Thrifty/Italy by Car. Car rentals companies are grouped together, immediately in front of the Domestic Arrivals, ground floor-level zero. Daily car parking is possible for free in the courtyard of INRIM.
Buses In Torino Metro, buses and tramways provide public transportation in Torino. Tickets can be purchased at the news-stands and tobacconists, not on the buses. Price of one ticket is € 1.5, one ticket is valuable on the whole urban network for 90 minutes since its validation, which has to be made before the first stop by using the machines on board.