Quantum and Beyond

Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT)

International conference devoted to quantum theory, experiment and technology at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 12-15, 2017. Arrival June 11, departure June 16.

Poster, FQMT

The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT) conference is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is the 18th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information. It is devoted to quantum foundations (including philosophical issues), experiment, and recently developed quantum technologies (with emphasize of their foundational aspects). The conference is supported by the Department of Mathematics at Linnaeus University, Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications, the EU project QUARTZ and the Entropy journal.

The last years have been characterized by a tremendous development of quantum technologies and related theoretical studies. In particular, EU recently launched quantum technologies as a flagship. It was pointed out in an EU manifesto: Quantum theory which was developed in the early 1900s by Plank, Bohr, Feynman and Einstein has fundamentally changed our understanding of how light and matter behave at extremely small scales. Our ability to manipulate quantum effects in customised systems and materials is now paving the way for a second quantum revolution.”

At the same time, the foundational basis of this revolution is still not concrete and contains a few sandy and shaky slices. Therefore, the studies in quantum foundations nowadays are not less (but may be even more) important than 100 years ago when quantum mechanics was born.

Organizing committee

  • A. Cabello (Uiversity of  Seville, Spain)
  • G. M. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • A. de Barros (San Francisco State University, USA)
  • E. Dzhafarov (Purdue University, USA)
  • E. Haven (Leicester University, UK)
  • A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
  • M. Padgett (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • S. Ramelow (University of Vienna, Austria)

Local organizing committee

Special sessions and satellite workshop

  • Quantum contextuality
    Organizers: A. Cabello and E. Dzhafarov
  • Photonic quantum technology
    Organizers: M. Padgett and S. Ramelow
  • Quantum-like models from cognition to economics and finances
    Organizers: A. de Barros and E. Haven
  • Quantum-like access to big data
    Organizers: A. Khrennikov and M. Melucci

Satellite workshop

Quantum Contextuality in Quantum Mechanics and Beyond, to be held 4-5 June 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. More information.

Registration and abstract

Please submit your abstract or pre-register here

  • Invited talks: 30 min (including questions).
  • Contributed talks: 20 min. The number of contributed talks is limited, but the number of poster presentations is unlimited.

Invited speakers

  • S. Abramsky (Oxford University, UK)
  • M. Appleby (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • H. Bachor (Australian National University, Australia)
  • I. Bengtsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • F. Buscemi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • A. Cabello (University of Seville, Spain)
  • G. Chiribella (University of Hong Kong, China)
  • B. Cocke (Oxford University, UK)
  • E. Cohen (University of Bristol, UK)
  • G. M. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • A. de Barros (San Francisco State University, USA)
  • F. de Martini (University of Rome, Italy)
  • E. Dzhafarov (Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA)
  • A. C. Elitzur (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • T. Elze (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • D. Faccio (Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • N. Gisin (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • P. P. Grangier (Quantum Optics, Lab. Charles Fabry, France)
  • E. Haven (Leicester University, UK)
  • R. Hawkins (University of California-Berkeley, USA)
  • B. Hiesmayr (Vienna University, Austria)
  • F. Holik (National University La Plata & Conicet IFLP-CCT, Argentina)
  • G. 't Hooft (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
  • G. Jaeger (Boston University, USA)
  • D. Kaszlikowski (Poznan University, Poland)
  • A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
  • K. H. Knuth (University at Albany (SUNY), USA)
  • M. Kupczynski (l'Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada)
  • P. Kurzinsky (Poznan University, Poland)
  • J.-Å. Larsson (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Y.-Ch. Liang* (Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • E. R. Loubenets (MIEM, National Research University HSE, Russia)
  • M. Melucci (University of Padua, Italy)
  • M. Ozawa (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • M. Padgett (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • T. Palmer (Oxford University, UK).
  • P. Perinotti (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • A. Plotnitsky (Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA)
  • S. Polyakov (NIST Gaithersburg, USA)
  • P. Pylkkänen, University of Helsinki, Finland & University of Skövde, Sweden
  • S. Ramelow (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • R. Raussendorf (University of Vancouver, Canada)
  • K. Shalm (NIST, USA)
  • R. W. Spekkens (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • K. Svozil (Technical University of Vienna, Ausria)
  • L. Vaidman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • N. Watanabe (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • A. Zeilinger (IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria)

* to be confirmed

Conference fee

All participants, including invited speakers, are requested to pay the conference fee. Because the conference budget is created by conference fees only, all participants are kindly requested to pay the conference fee at their earliest convenience.

Time and place

The conference will take place at the campus of Linnaeus University in Växjö during the period June 12-15, 2017 (arrival June 11, departure June 16). The last conference day will be the intensive conference day, with a planned ending at 18.30.

Accomodation and travelling


Please observe that each participant has to book hotel accommodation by him-/herself. Special rates have been negotiated with hotels for participants of the conference. Also, please quote the booking code FQMT2017 when booking a room to obtain these rates (write it in the subject line of the e-mail).

1) Elite Park Hotel (Konserthuset)
Västra Esplanaden 10–14
Box 434, SE–351 06 Växjö, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)470–70 22 00
Fax: +46 (0)470–475 77
E-mail: info.parkvaxjo@elite.se
Web: www.elite.se/en/hotels/vaxjo/park-hotel

2) Elite Stadshotellet Växjö
Kungsgatan 6
Box 198, SE–351 04 Växjö, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)470–134 00
Fax: +46 (0)470–448 37
E-mail: info.vaxjo@elite.se
Web: www.elite.se/en/hotels/vaxjo/stadshotellet

3) Teleborgs slott (Teleborg Castle)
SE–351 96 Växjö, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)470–77 86 60
Fax: +46 (0)470–77 89 62
E-mail: info@teleborgsslott.com
Web: www.teleborgsslott.com (in Swedish)

Other possibilities (for cheaper accomodation; no special rates):

  1. Hotell Värend, www.hotellvarend.se (downtown; in Swedish)
  2. Växjö vandrarhem Evedal, www.vaxjovandrarhem.nu (far from the university, but great place: forests and lake; good bus connection)
  3. Skäraton korttidsboende, Välluddevägen 1, 352 51 Växjö, phone 070–378 00 95, e-mail‎: skaraton@skaraton.com (near the university; cheap student type accomodation)
  4. Damsö B & B, www.damso.se (relatively cheap and not far from the university; in Swedish)

Travelling to Växjö

How to get to Linnaeus University
For connection to Växjö Smaland Airport, a taxi is recommended: Växjö Taxi, +46 (0)470–135 00, or Värends Taxi +46 (0)470–169 00. The taxi stand is situated at Resecentrum (the Travel centre, i e the train and bus station).

Click here for the train table, from for example "Copenhagen airport" to "Växjö station".

Travelling between central Växjö and Linnaeus University
There are three alternatives for travelling by bus between Resecentrum and the university:

  • Route 3 (Centrum->Universitetet and Universitetet->Centrum) goes directly between Resecentrum and the university, and is thus recommended.
  • Another alternative is to take bus no 1 (Centrum->Teleborg and Teleborg->Centrum) or 5 (Centrum->Lugnadal->Teleborg and Teleborg->Lugnadal->Centrum) to/from Teleborgs Centrum, which is located at an 8–10 minutes walking distance from the university.

All bus routes are operated by Länstrafiken. Click here for bus time tables.

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