Workshop on Quantum Control
IHP, Paris Dec. 8-11, 2010
                          Courtesy of Tilman Harpe

Organizers: Ugo Boscain (Ecole Polytechnique) Pierre Rouchon (Ecole de Mines), Riccardo Adami (Milano Bicocca), Francesca Chittaro (L2S, Paris), Paolo Mason (L2S, Paris), Thomas Chambrion (Nancy), Andrei Agrachev (SISSA, Trieste, Italy), Yacine Chitour (L2S, Paris)

INSTITUT HENRI POINCARE             ERC GeCoMethods                 ANR GGM        

In the framework of the Trimestre sur le Controle des Equations aux Derivees Partielles et Applications (1st October -- December 18th 2010)
we are pleasent to announce a workshop on Quantum Control.

Aims of the workshop

One of the most challenging and modern applications of the control of PDEs is the control of Quantum Mechanical Systems. Indeed the problem of inducing transitions between molecular levels or spin states is relevant to many applications of chemical physics: from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, to spectroscopy, to the realization of Quantum gates in quantum information science. These experiments are often very delicate and expensive. With no doubt, control theory can bring new perspectives.

The purpose of this workshop is to create a link among the mathematical community of control of PDEs, the community of finite dimensional quantum control, the community of quantum mechanics and the community of physicists and engineers carrying out real experiments.

The aim is twofold. First, this will be an opportunity for mathematicians to know what "real problems" are. Then, engineers and physicists can learn new mathematical techniques and optimization methods.

The conference will cover the following topics:
  • Controllability of the Schrodinger equation
  • Optimal control for spin systems
  • Controllability of Lindblad type equations
  • Adiabatic Theory
  • Quantum Feedback Control and trajectories
  • Numerical methods in quantum control

List of Speakers

Book of Abstracts

If you are interested in participating, please register both to the trimester and to the workshop

registration to the trimester
registration to the workshop


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