Quantum Measurement Theory: Foundations and Applications

741. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

10 Jul - 13 Jul 2022


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Andreas Ketterer,  Fraunhofer IAF Freiburg, Germany • Dr. Roope Uola, U Genève, Switzerland

The theory of quantum measurements provides an operationally motivated framework for the description of dynamical processes in quantum mechanics. The latter can originate, on the one hand, from the dynamics of an open quantum system that is interacting with its environment or, on the other hand, from measurements on the system itself leading to an altered post-measurement state. As such processes are ubiquitous in the description of any physical system, the theory of quantum measurements provides an important cornerstone of the foundations of quantum mechanics.

This WE-Heraeus-Seminar covers several aspects of the theory of quantum measurements ranging from the description of open quantum systems, over the compatibility properties of general quantum measurements, to applications, such as the certification and quantification of features that have been identified as resources for applications in quantum information theory.

The purpose of the seminar is to bring together young and more experienced researchers working on these closely related topics and to offer a platform for discussions among them. At the same time, we aim to give young researchers an overview of this fast developing field of research by listening to inspiring talks presented by experts in their respective domains.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.