The conference Towards Ultimate Quantum Theory (UQT) is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is the 19th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information and probability. It is devoted to quantum foundations (including philosophical issues), experiment, and recently developed quantum technologies (with emphasize of their foundational aspects).
In spite of its tremendous success (both theoretical and experimental), the present quantum theory cannot be considered as the ultimate theory of micro-phenomena. It suffers of a variety of fundamental problems. Quantum mechanics is a nonrelativistic theory and its relativistic generalization, quantum field theory, suffers of divergences. But, of course, the biggest black cloud on the quantum sky is the impossibility to unify presently existing quantum theory with general relativity. The conference will be devoted to searching of new ways to creation of the ultimate quantum theory. However, since this project can take very long time (and even it may happen that is would be never finished), the conference also covers all traditional foundational topics: interpretations, mathematical apparatus, experiment, philosophy.
Conference program will be based on invited and contributed talks and posters. Invited talks are 30 min talks (including questions) and contributed talks are 20 min (including questions).
Poster session will play a more important role than during the previous conferences. In particular, journal Entropy supports the awards for the two best posters, 350 and 150 Swiss francs, respectively. Participants giving oral talks (invited and contributed) can also submit additionally posters. Abstracts of invited and contributed talks and posters can be submitted during the process of registration. Abstracts of contributed talks and posters will be evaluated and the authors will receive emails about consideration of their contributions.
Conference proceedings will be published as the special issue of "Entropy", see www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/uqt (Unfortunately, there is the open access fee).
The conference is supported by the Department of Mathematics at Linnaeus University and the EU project QUARTZ. Fetzer Pioneers Award for 2018 to prof. Khrennikov (in recognition of the pioneering work he is doing) will be used to support the conference.
- H. Atmanspacher (Collegium Helveticum - ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
- A. de Barros (San Francisco State University, USA)
- G.M. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
- B. Hiesmayr (University of Vienna, Austria)
- G. Jaeger (Boston University, USA)
- A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
- M. Manko (Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia)
- P. Pylkkänen (University of Helsinki, Finland and University of Skövde, Sweden)
- H. Rauch (Atom Institute, Vienne, Austria)
- Y. Shikano (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
- G. Weihs (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- G. Adenier (Independent Researcher, France)
- Y. Aharonov (Tel Aviv University, Israel, and Chapman University, USA)
- A P Alodjants (ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia)
- D. M. Appleby (University of Sydney, Australia)
- P. Arrighi (Aix-Marseille University, France)
- H. Atmanspacher (IGPP, Freiburg, Germany/ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
- C. Baladron (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
- I. Bengtsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
- R. Brady (Cambridge University, UK)
- A. Cabello (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
- D. Chruscinski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland).
- E. Cohen (University of Bristol, UK)
- C. Curceanu (LNF-INFN, Italy)
- G. M. D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Italy)
- A. de Barros (San Francisco State University, USA)
- J. B. DeBrota (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)
- F. De Martini (University of Rome, Italy)
- H. De Raedt (Univ. of Groningen, the Netherlands)
- L. Diosi (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary)
- B. Dragovich (Institute of Physics, Belgrad, Serbia)
- E. Dzhafarov (Purdue University)
- A. Elitzur (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel)
- C. Gallus (Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany)
- Y. Gefen (The Weizmann Institute of Science,Israel)
- S. Glancy (NIST, USA)
- P. P. Grangier (Quantum Optics, Lab. Charles Fabry, France)
- E. Haven (Leicester University, UK)
- B. C. Hiesmayr (University of Vienna, Austria)
- S. Iriyama (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
- G. Jager (Boston University, USA)
- K. H. Knuth (University at Albany (SUNY), USA)
- A. Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
- M. Kupczynski (Université du Québec, Canada)
- J.-Å. Larsson (Linköping University, Sweden)
- E. R. Loubenets (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
- M. Manko (Lebedev Institute, Russia)
- V. Manko (Lebedev Institute, Russia)
- K. Michielsen (Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany)
- T. Nieuwenhuizen (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
- M. Ozawa (Nagoya University, Japan)
- T. Palmer (Oxford University, UK)
- P. Perinotti (University of Pavia, Italy)
- A. Plotnitsky (Purdue University, USA)
- S. Polyakov (NIST Gaithersburg, USA)
- P. Pylkkänen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- H. Rauch (Atom-Institute, Austria)
- R. Schack (Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, UK)
- F. Sciarrino (University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
- E. Segawa (Tohoku University, Japan)
- A. Sergienko (Boston University, USA)
- Y. Shikano (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- S. Sozzo (Leicester University, UK)
- V. Spicka (Institute of Physics ASCR, Czech Republic)
- A. Vistnes (University of Oslo, Norway)
- L. Vaidman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
- N. Watanabe (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
- K. Życzkowski (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland)
- Quantum Random Walks
Organizers G. M. D'Ariano and Y. Shikano
- Complementarity Beyond Physics: Quantum reasoning in philosophy, psychology and economics
Organizers H. Atmanspacher, A. de Barros, A. Khrennikov, P. Pylkkänen
Program & abstracts
Use the the following links to find the conference program and the abstracts (as pdf files):
The conference program is based on invited and contributed talks and posters. Invited talks are 30 min talks (including questions) and contributed talks are 20 min (including questions).
The deadline for abstract submission was April 20. [For a contributed talk, one can first submit the abstract via the registration and the fee can be paid later.]
Conference fee, registration, and abstracts
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.
Registration and abstract submission
Last day to register: May 2, 2018
Linnaeus University does not accept cash payments. Better for the environment and for our safety. You pay the conference fee by credit/debit card when registering and you also use card to pay in our stores. The trend throughout Sweden is that fewer and fewer places accept cash.
Time and place
The conference will take place at the campus of Linnaeus University in Växjö during the period June 11-14, 2017 (arrival June 10, departure June 15). The last conference day will be the intensive conference day, with a planned ending at 18.30.
Accommodation 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 UQT18 when booking a room to obtain these rates (write it in the subject line of the e-mail). It is possible only to book for the period 10-15 June 2018.
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
Other possibilities (for cheaper accomodation; no special rates):
- Teleborgs slott (Teleborg Castle), www.teleborgsslott.com (on campus; in Swedish). Phone: +46 (0)470–77 86 60, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hotell Värend, www.hotellvarend.se (downtown; in Swedish)
- Växjö vandrarhem Evedal, www.vaxjovandrarhem.nu (far from the university, but great place: forests and lake; good bus connection)
- Skäraton korttidsboende, Välluddevägen 1, 352 51 Växjö. Phone: +46 (0)70–378 00 95, e-mail: email@example.com (near the university; cheap student type accomodation)
- 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
You can reach Växjö either by flying directly to the city - from Stockholm/Bromma Airport or Amsterdam/Schiphool - or by flying to Copenhagen airport Kastrup and taking a train to Växjö, click her for more info at Växjö Smaland Airport website!
Click here for the train table, from for example "Copenhagen airport" to "Växjö station".
Travelling between central Växjö and Linnaeus University
For connection to Växjö Smaland Airport, either a taxi or bus 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).
There are three alternatives for travelling by bus between Växjö city centre (bus stop "Stortorget" which is the closest to the railway station (Resecentrum") and the university:
- No 3 (Centrum (Stortorget)>Universitetet and Universitetet>Centrum (Stortorget)) goes directly to the university, and is thus recommended.
- Another alternative is to take bus No 1 (Centrum (Stortorget)>Teleborg and Teleborg>Centrum (Stortorget)) or No 5 (Centrum (Stortorget)>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.