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

Quantum Information and Solid-State Systems

When and where

From: 05/2010 To: 05/2016


This is a three days workshop devoted to talks and tutorials in the interdisiciplinary field that merges Quantum Information with solid-state based Quantum Technologies. The main topics are

  •     Quantum Information theory: mainly concentrated on entanglement theory, generation, detection, and classification, all that related to solid-state and quantum optical physical systems, but also to abstract mathematical approaches.
  •     Solid-state architectures: this subject will be dominated by circuit QED, superconducting qubits, quantum dots, and quantum information implementations. However, any other solid-state plattform will be welcomed as much it has something to do with QI. Theoretical and experimental works and developments will be discussed.
  •     Quantum optical architectures: this subject will be dominated by operational approaches to entanglement classification and by analogies between quantum optical tools and solid-state devices.
  •     QED effects in quantum optics and circuit QED: last but not least, this an amazing attractive subject that we are trying to sell in which perturbative QED effects may be the natural language and even tested in QO and cQED devices.