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International Workshop SMQS-IP2011

The "International Workshop on Simulation and Manipulation of Quantum Systems for Information Processing (SMQSIP2011)" will take place from 17 to 19 October 2011 in the Rotunda of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. The goal of the workshop is to discuss methods to simulate and manipulate quantum systems for pure scientific and more applied purposes.

The magnetic moments of nuclei, atoms and molecules can exhibit strong quantum behaviour. Studying the dynamics of these systems is of great importance to exploit spins for quantum information processing. The exploitation of quantum effects, requiring coherent control of dissipative dynamics and entanglement control, is expected to have profound implications for future emerging technologies including nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology.

Managing and designing complex quantum systems with specified behaviour requires a deep understanding of the cooperative behaviour of their components. Unravelling this cooperative behaviour requires intensive collaboration between theoreticians and experimenters. Mathematical and simulation tools will be crucial to gain new insights into the structure and dynamics of those quantum systems. Invited talks will highlight recent developments in quantum annealing, open quantum systems, quantum computer hardware, optical lattices, equilibration and thermalization of quantum systems, quantum biology, and related topics.

More information on the workshop can be found at
http://www.fz-juelich.de/smqs-ip2011
(Contact: Prof. Dr. Kristel Michielsen, k.michielsen@fz-juelich.de)

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