Quantum and Beyond

Quantum and Beyond (QB)

International conference devoted to quantum theory and experiment, at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 13-16, 2016. Arrival June 12, departure June 17.

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

It 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.

The "Big Event – Final Bell test" (June 15) will be filmed and also streamed at the following link: https://youtu.be/oA8XNqukKkM.

Organization committee

  • G. M. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • T. Nieuwenhuizen (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • B. Nilsson (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
  • A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
  • A. Plotnitsky (Purdue University, USA)
  • S. Ramelow (University of Vienna, Austria)

Local organizing committee

Andrei Khrennikov, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
E-mail: andrei.khrennikov@lnu.se (with subject Växjö16)

Big event – Final Bell test (June 15)

The 16th annual conference on quantum foundations and quantum
information will start June 13, Monday. Around one hundred world's top
physicist will come again to Växjö (From EU, USA, Japan, Russia) to
discuss the recent successes in quantum theory and technology.

Last year 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. The leaders of these groups will come to Växjö at June 15, Wednesday (09.00-16.00 in Wicksell, house K) they will announce the outputs of their experiments. This is really the great event in quantum physics and it will take place at Linnaeus University!

The "Big Event – Final Bell test" will be filmed and also streamed at the following link: https://youtu.be/oA8XNqukKkM.

A. Aspect, G. Weihs, R. Hanson, M. Giustina and M. A. M. Versteegh, K. Shalm, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, with foundational comments of P. Grangier.

Special sessions

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

Some sessions are under discussion.

Registration and abstract

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

Register here.

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)

Conference fee

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

Time and place

More information will soon be published.

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 (special for each hotel) when booking a room to obtain these rates; please write in subject the booking code for the corresponding hotel (see below).

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
Booking code: QB2016

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
Booking code: QB2016

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)
Booking code: QB2016

Other possibilities (for cheaper accomodation):
a) Hotell Värend, www.hotellvarend.se (downtown)
b) Växjö vandrarhem, www.vaxjovandrarhem.nu (far from university, but great place: forest+lake, good bus connection)
c) Skäraton korttidsboende, Välluddevägen 1, 352 51 Växjö, phone 070–378 00 95, e-mail‎: skaraton@skaraton.com (near the university; cheap student type accomodation)
d) 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 international flights, 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 train table, Copenhagen airport to Växjö railway station. (Remark: copy "Köbenhavns Lufthavn/Kastrup" and "Växjö Station" and paste into in the fields From and To, respectively.)

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 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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