Frontiers of Quantum Mechanics

Bad Honnef Physics School

03 Feb - 08 Feb 2024


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Markus Arndt, U Wien • Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl, U Bremen

Throughout recent decades quantum physics has seen dramatic developments, driven by new theoretical ideas, advanced experiments and new applications. Today, quantum physics is the most basic and best theory of nature we have, and many ideas that have long been regarded as mere thought experiments beyond any hope of realization, nowadays have become procedures and observed phenomena in the lab.

The school on "Frontiers of quantum mechanics" will highlight the foundations of quantum mechanics as well as applications as quantum sensing, imaging and metrology at the quantum limit. We will discuss the interface of quantum physics to concepts of space-time, to the macroscopic world, to quantum materials as well as modern chemistry with relevance in biology.

Review lectures will thus provide a broad overview over some highlights of recent science. Networking among the students will be fostered in poster sessions, scientific speed dating sessions and in an excursion.