Quantum Optics X 5 - 11 September 2021, Toruń, Poland


Despite unpredictable COVID circumstances, the conference will take place within the planned timeframe, so everybody is encouraged to register and contribute to the conference. What is uncertain at the moment is the actual form of the conference, whether it will be on-site, online or a hybrid conference . The final decision will be taken in June 2021. This will also be a moment when we will be able to provide you with exact information on the conference fee.


Please note that at this moment we are not collecting the conference fees nor the accommodation payments. Thus, if anybody urges you to make such a payment, especially via PayPal, then it must be a scam. Organizers of the Quantum Optics conference do not contact the participants by phone calls. We contact you only via e-mail qoptics@faj.org.pl.

General info

The Quantum Optics conference is the tenth in the series that have been organized every four years since 1985. It will be held in Toruń (Poland) at the Hotel Bulwar, 5-11 September 2021.

One of its central aims is to bring together researchers from various sub-fields of quantum optics to offer a broad overview of current developments in this exciting domain.

Main topics of Quantum Optics conference include:

● ultracold Fermi and Bose gases
● quantum simulators
● spinor and dipolar gases
● topological states of matter
● quantum nonlocality and Bell inequalities
● precision measurements
● foundations of quantum mechanics
● high precision spectroscopy
● atomic clocks
● quantum communication
● quantum thermodynamics
● quantum computing

In addition to invited talks we also plan some number of contributed talks and a poster session.

Quantum Optics X will also be a satellite meeting of the BEC 2021 conference that will take place in Sant Feliu, Spain, 11-17 September 2021.

Confirmed Invited Speakers include

  • Robert Alicki (University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland)
  • Mohamed Bourennane (Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Fernando Brandao (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA)
  • Dmitry Budker (Helmholtz Institute, JGU Mainz, Germany and University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Jean Dalibard (Collège de France, Paris, France)
  • Bogdan Damski (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
  • Eleni Diamanti (Sorbonne University/CNRS, Paris, France)
  • Sara Ducci (Universite Paris Diderot/ CNRS, Paris, France)
  • Francesca Ferlaino (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Christian Gross (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany)
  • Mikhail Ivanov (Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany)
  • Liang Jiang (University of Chicago, Chicago, USA)
  • Anne L'Huiller (Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
  • Sabrina Maniscalco (University of Turku, Turku, Finland)
  • Michał Matuszewski (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Perola Milman (University of Paris Diderot/CNRS, Paris, France)
  • Cristiane de Morais Smith (Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Krzysztof Pachucki (University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Michal Parniak (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Tilman Pfau (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Bill Phillips (NIST, Maryland, USA)
  • Krzysztof Sacha (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
  • Anna Sanpera (University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Florian Schreck (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Jochim Selim (Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Christine Silberhorn (University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany)
  • Ian Walmsley (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Jun Ye (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
  • Tanya Zelevinsky (Columbia University, New York, USA)
  • Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria)

Special Anniversary Scientific Session

  • Iwo Białynicki Birula (Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
  • Berthold Englert (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Maciej Lewenstein (Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jan Mostowski (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland) – chair
  • Michael Raymer (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA)
  • Kazimierz Rzążewski (Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)

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