Quantum simulators based on cold atoms in optical lattices showcased at the “Conference on Quantum Technologies in Europe”

Monika Aidelsburger, researcher from Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics & professor at LMU Munich, and consortium member of the Dynamite project, participated as a speaker in the “Quantum Achievements and Challenges” session of the “Conference on Quantum Technologies in Europe“. The conference, organized by Quantera in collaboration with the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) from Spain, took place on November 22 and 23, as a satellite event of the Spanish Presidency of the EU.

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Workshop on Quantum Simulators of the Future: From Dynamical Gauge Fields to Lattice Gauge Theories

This Workshop will gather world-leading groups that design, realize, and characterize a new generation of simulators with ultracold atoms and beyond. It will address novel quantum simulators of statistical gauge fields, dynamical lattices, and lattice gauge theory models (LGT), as well as connections to quantum computing and tensor network methods.


  • Monika AIDELSBURGER, LMU Germany
  • Mari Carmen BAÑULS, MPQ, Germany
  • Titas CHANDA, IIT Indore, India
  • Panos CHRISTODOULOU, ETH, Switzerland
  • Stefan KUHN, DESY, Germany
  • Francesca FERLAINO, IQOQI, Austria
  • Philipp HAUKE, University of Trento, Italy
  • Markus OBERTHALER, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Federica SURACE, Caltech, USA
  • Bing YANG, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Jakub ZAKRZEWSKI, JZ Jagiellonian University, Poland

The registration for the “The Quantum Simulators of the Future” is open

The Italian city of Trieste will host the “The Quantum Simulators of the Future” workshop, co-sponsored by the Dynamite project. The workshop will take place from February 20th to 22nd, 2024, at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) facilities. The ICTP act as local organizer. The workshop, featuring 13 confirmed speakers, will bring toghether some of the most influential and pioneering groups in the field of quantum simulation.

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Maciej Lewenstein selected as Optica’s 2024 Fellow Class

The Board of Directors of  Optica (formerly OSA) recently elected 129 members from 26 countries to the Society’s 2024 Fellow Class. Optica Fellows are selected based on several factors, including outstanding contributions to research, business, education, engineering and service to Optica and its community. ICREA Professor at ICFO Dr. Maciej Lewenstein was among the members selected to belong to this year’s Fellows Class “for outstanding theoretical contributions to atto-optics, atto-science, quantum optics, and quantum information.”

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