The Principles and Applications of Control in Quantum Systems
25-27 August 2008
The development of technologies for the 21st century, coupled with
fundamental scientific inquiry, is driving new theoretical and
experimental research on control in quantum systems. Experience
has shown that systematic use of quantum control theory leads to
significant improvements in technologies ranging from magnetic resonance
to prototype quantum computers. Compelling case studies of quantum control
have been developed in wide-ranging fields such as chemistry, metrology,
optical networking and computer science.
This is the fifth international workshop on Principles and Applications
for Control of Quantum Systems. The first workshop of that name was held
at the California Institute of Technology in 2004. We retain its
basic aim: to bring together researchers in physics, control theory,
dynamical systems, stochastics, signal processing and information science
to strengthen the community of quantum control.
As in previous workshops, all lectures will be from invited speakers,
which will present recent developments at the forefronts of theoretical
research, experimentation and motivating applications. Time will be set
aside for working groups and panel discussions, for the purpose of
identifying mathematical models and control problems whose solution will
have significant bearing on experimental research in control of quantum
systems. The motivation for these problems comes from physics and
information science, while their formulation requires the language of
control and dynamical systems.
and Klaus Mølmer
This workshop is supported by the Oregon Center for
Optics, the University of Oregon, and the Army Research Office.
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