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Quantum and Beyond

th1 17th iInternational conference devoted to quantum theory and experiment, held at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 13-16, 2016.

The QB conference is arranged by ICMM, International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences, at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden.

This year's conference is devoted to quantum theory and experiment, from the most fundamental problems of quantum foundations, including foundations of quantum information, probability and randomness, to novel quantum technologies (cryptography, random generators, imaging, computing, teleportation). In general, the conference is planned as an event unifying the efforts of experts in foundations, mathematical methods, and experimenters to clarify the fundamental questions of quantum theory and its future applications.

Foundational highlights: (non)locality, (non)realism, (non)determinism, (non)predictability, possibilities to go beyond quantum – creation of novel models providing better understanding of physics of micro-world, in particular, unifying quantum theory and gravity. Here "beyond quantum" need not (although can be) treated as creation of subquantum models with hidden variables. Novel BQ-models may differ crucially both from quantum and classical physical models; in particular, they may explore completely new mathematics.

Big event – Final Bell test (June 15)

During the last coinferense (June 2015) three leading groups (from the Netherlands, Austria and USA) performed the final experiment demonstrating (statistically significant) existence of quantum action at a distance, the possibility of instantaneous action at any distance - but only for quantum systems. This year the leaders of these groups will be back to announce the outputs of their experiments. This is really the great event in quantum physics and it will take place at Linnaeus University!

Special sessions

  • "Fundamentals and Applications of Quantum Imaging"
    Organizers: A. Gatti, S. Ramelow.
  • "Quantum Nonlocality"
    Organizers: N. Brunner and N. Gisin

Invited speakers

  • S. Abramsky (Oxford University, UK)
  • M. Appleby (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • A. Aspect (Collège de France, France)
  • I. Bengtsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • M. Bourennane (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • C. Branciard (Institut Néel CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
  • N. Brunner (Université de Genève, Swizerland)
  • F. Buscemi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • D. Cavalcanti (ICFO Barcelona, Spain)
  • R. Chaves (University of Cologne, Germany)
  • M. Chekhova (Max Planck Institute, Erlangen, Germany)
  • Y. Couder (Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, CNRS, France)
  • G. M. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • F. De Martini (University of Rome, Italy)
  • H. De Raedt (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
  • P. Delsing (Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)
  • E. Dzhafarov (Purdue University)
  • C. Fuchs (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)
  • N. Gisin (Université de Genève, Swizerland)
  • M. Giustina (IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria)
  • P. P. Grangier (Quantum Optics, Lab. Charles Fabry, France)
  • T. Haensch (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany)
  • R. Hanson (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
  • G. Jaeger (Boston University, USA)
  • A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
  • J. Kofler (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Munich, Germany)
  • P. Lahti (University of Turku, Finland)
  • R. Lapkiewicz (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • J.-Å. Larsson (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • E. R. Loubenets (MIEM, National Research University HSE, Russia)
  • L. Madson (Queensland University, Australia)
  • K. Michielsen (University of Aachen, Germany)
  • T. Nieuwenhuizen (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • B. Nilsson (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
  • M. Ozawa (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • M. Padgett (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • P. Perinotti (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • A. Plotnitsky (Purdue University, USA)
  • S. Polyakov (NIST Gaithersburg, USA)
  • S. Ramelow (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • K. Shalm (NIST, USA)
  • P. Skrzypczyk (University of Bristol, UK)
  • L. Vaidman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • M. A. M. Versteegh (KTH, Stockholm)
  • N. Watanabe (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • G. Weihs (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • H. Weinfurter (LMU, Munich, Germany)
  • S. Wolf (Universita della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano), Switzerland)
  • C. Yu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • A. Zeilinger (IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria)
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