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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Seminar Seminar

Íñigo Luis Egusquiza (Física Teórica e Historia de la Ciencia, UPV/EHU)

When and where

From: 11/2010 To: 11/2016


Day: 2009/05/20

Place: Sala de Seminarios del Departamento de Física Teórica e Historia de la Ciencia
Time: 12h.
Title: Quasi-hermitian Hamiltonians and Scattering
Since the seminal paper of Bender and Boettcher much effort has been devoted to PT-symmetric non-hermitian hamiltonians with real eigenvalues. They have been characterized as quasi-hermitian, and that has led to claims that they are equivalent to hermitian hamiltonians. By examining these claims in the light of 1d scattering theory we can refine our understanding of this equivalence.