Quantum mechanics is at the heart of our technology and economy - the laser and the transistor are quantum devices - but its full potential is far from being realized. Recent technological advances in optics, nanoscience and engineering allow experimentalists to create artificial structures or put microscopic and mesoscopic systems under new manipulable conditions in which quantum phenomena play a fundamental role.

Quantum technologies exploit these effects with practical purposes. The objective of Quantum Science is to discover, study, and control quantum efects at a fundamental level. These are two sides of a virtuous circle: new technologies lead to the discovery and study of new phenomena that will lead to new technologies.

Our aim is  to control and understand quantum phenomena in a multidisciplinary intersection of  Quantum Information, Quantum optics and cold atoms, Quantum Control, Spintronics, Quantum metrology, Atom interferometry, Superconducting qubits and Circuit QED and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.

QUINST is funded in part as a “Grupo Consolidado” from the Basque Government (IT472-10, IT986-16, IT1470-22)  and functions as a network of groups with their own funding, structure, and specific goals.  


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Workshop Workshop

Circuit QED for Quantum Information 2010

When and where

From: 05/2011 To: 05/2016


The main objective of the event is to gather scientists of the Spanish area interested and/or working in fields related to Circuit QED for Quantum Information, as well as to promote/consolidate collaborations and networks. The topics to be treated include

  •     Solid-state architectures for circuit QED, superconducting qubits, and atomic contacts.
  •     Propagating quantum microwaves in open transmission lines and networks.
  •     Novel features in ligth-matter interaction: ultrastrong and deep ultrastrong coupling regimes.
  •     Bipartite and multipartite entanglement in circuit QED.