Foundations of Quantum Physics

DPG - Physics School

Su, 21.09.2008 17:00  –   Fr, 26.09.2008 14:00
Harald Fritzsch, Munich, and Anton Zeilinger, Vienna
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

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Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
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DPG Physics School 2008
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

21 - 26 September 2008, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
Foundations of Quantum Physics

Harald Fritzsch, University of Munich, & Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna

Invited Lecturers:

Markus Arndt, University of Vienna, Austria
I: Decoherence & dephasing in matter wave interferometry: bad guys or friends?
II: Matter wave interferometry with complex molecules

Markus Aspelmeyer, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna, Austria
Schrödinger's Mirrors: Quantum experiments with massive micromechanical systems
Iwo Bialynicki-Birula, Warsaw University, Poland
Space-time description of squeezing and entanglement of photons

Philippe Grangier, Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau, France
Experimental tests of Bell's inequalities: from early experiments towards loophole-free tests (2 talks)

Harald Grosse, University of Vienna, Austria
Quantum Physics on Deformed Space-Time

Harald Fritzsch, University of Munich, Germany
Fundamental Constants in Physics

David Mermin, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
What has quantum mechanics to do with factoring? Things I wish they had told me about Shor's amazing algorithm.

Dieter Meschede, Bonn University, Germany
Single Particles in Quantum Mechanics

Gernot Münster, University of Münster, Germany
Mass generation in QCD and in the Standard Model (2 talks)

Hermann Nicolai, Einstein Institute Golm, Germany
Quantum Phenomena and Gravity

Chris Quigg, Fermilab, USA
Mass, Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, and Physics at the Fermi Scale (2 talks)

Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Ulm University, Germany
Quantum Information Processing with Ions

Abner Shimony, University of Boston, USA
Philosophical Implications of Quantum Mechanics

Gerard 't Hooft, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Hilbert Space in deterministic theories (2 talks)

Reinhard Werner, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Einstein and the minimal statistical interpretation

Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna & Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austria
Foundations of quantum physics. Are there open questions?