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Silvia Farida: on 6/9/20 at 15:37pm UTC, wrote We are going to start pelatihan iso. Intrester person can join our meeting.

Zeeya Merali: on 6/4/20 at 17:32pm UTC, wrote --- IWQC 2020 Call for contributions --- 4rd International Workshop on...

Zeeya Merali: on 4/3/20 at 15:53pm UTC, wrote August 8th and 9th 2020 Utrecht, The Netherlands (dates and location...

Zeeya Merali: on 3/31/20 at 16:08pm UTC, wrote The annual Växjö conference on quantum foundations will hold in August...

Zeeya Merali: on 2/21/20 at 16:05pm UTC, wrote The next UK Cosmology Meeting will be held at Newcastle University on April...

Zeeya Merali: on 2/21/20 at 15:59pm UTC, wrote 13-17 July, Kigali, Rwanda We are pleased to announce that the 16th...

Zeeya Merali: on 2/14/20 at 19:33pm UTC, wrote 17th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2020) June...

Zeeya Merali: on 2/14/20 at 19:30pm UTC, wrote Deadline for applications for financial support and abstract submission is...

December 3, 2020

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Silvia Farida wrote on Jun. 9, 2020 @ 15:37 GMT
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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jun. 4, 2020 @ 17:32 GMT

IWQC 2020 Call for contributions


4rd International Workshop on Quantum Compilation.

We invite contributions to the 4th International Workshop on Quantum Compilation.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers from quantum computing, electronic design automation, and compiler construction. Open questions that we anticipate this group to tackle include new methods for circuit synthesis and optimization, optimizations and rewriting, techniques for verifying the correctness of quantum programs, and new techniques for compiling efficient circuits and protocols regarding fault-tolerant and architecture constraints.The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to, current hot topics in quantum circuit design such as :

* space-optimizing compilers for reversible circuits

* design-space exploration for automatic code generation from classical HDL specification

* quantum programming languages and type systems

* reversible logic synthesis

* technology-aware mapping

* error correction

* optimized libraries (e.g., for arithmetic and Hamiltonian simulation)

* benchmarking of circuits for small and medium scale quantum computers

* quantum and reversible circuit peep-holing and (re)synthesis

* software and tools for all above mentioned topics

* quantum outreach: coding contests, tutorials, education

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic the workshop will happen as an online virtual event. We will investigate the possibility of an in-person meeting if the situation improves, but the full participation in the workshop will be possible remotely.

Invited Speakers :

* Eleanor Rieffel, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) NASA Ames Research Center

* Margaret Martonosi, Quantum computer architecture and programming languages research group (QArch), Princeton University

Important dates:

* 14 August 2020: Submission of abstracts

* 31 August 2020: Notification of decisions

* 23 and 24 September 2020 : Workshop

Note that IWQC20 forms part of a week long sequence of workshops on quantum computing; see

Instructions for authors :

The main purpose of the workshop is to exchange recent ideas and research in the area of quantum compilation. The workshop has no formal proceedings. Authors are invited to submit an abstract or a paper, with no restrictions on the format. Submission of tool and case-study papers are highly encouraged. In case of a positive evaluation, submissions are accepted either as oral or poster presentation to be part of the workshop program. All abstracts and papers are distributed only among the participants.

Please submit your papers through EasyChair:

Programme Committee :

Ross Duncan, Cambridge Quantum Computing and University of Strathclyde,

Thomas Häner, Microsoft,

Aleks Kissinger, University of Oxford,

Neil J. Ross, Dalhousie University,

Mathias Soeken, Microsoft and EPFL,

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Apr. 3, 2020 @ 15:53 GMT
August 8th and 9th 2020

Utrecht, The Netherlands

(dates and location subject to confirmation)


Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Sciences



We will be going ahead with the workshop, either in an online format or in person if the situation allows.

Since ESSLLI 2020 has been cancelled, the dates and location may be subject to slight change.


Paper submission: 24th April 2020

Notification to contributors: 1st June 2020

Workshop dates: 8th-9th August 2020 (subject to confirmation)


Vector embeddings of word meanings have become a mainstream tool in large scale natural language processing tools. The use of vectors to represent meanings in semantic spaces or feature spaces is also employed in cognitive science. Unrelated to natural language and cognitive science, vectors and vector spaces have been extensively used as models of physical theories and especially the theory of quantum mechanics. Crucial similarities between the vector representations of quantum mechanics and those of natural language are exhibited via bicompact linear logic and compact closed categorical structures in natural language.

Exploiting the common ground provided by vector spaces, the proposed workshop will bring together researchers working at the intersection of NLP, cognitive science, and physics, offering to them an appropriate forum for presenting their uniquely motivated work and ideas. The interplay between these three disciplines will foster theoretically motivated approaches to understanding how meanings of words interact with each other in sentences and discourse via grammatical types, how they are determined by input from the world, and how word and sentence meanings interact logically.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

Reasoning in semantic spaces

Compositionality in semantic spaces and conceptual spaces

Conceptual spaces in linguistics and natural language processing

Applications of quantum logic in natural language processing and cognitive science

Modelling functional words such as prepositions and relative pronouns in compositional distributional models of meaning

Diagrammatic reasoning for natural language processing and cognitive science

Modelling so-called ‘non-compositional’ phenomena such as metaphor


A special session will address the relevance of formal grammar methods in deep learning and other statistical and vector space approaches to language. Examples of phenomena where these methods come into play include (but of course are not limited to) anaphora resolution, long-range filler-gap dependencies, function-argument relations, locality domains, and syntactic structures in general.

This session was originally planned to be held jointly with the Formal Grammar conference ( which has been cancelled. We welcome papers that were submitted for the joint FG/SemSpace session as SemSpace submissions under the present CfP.


Electronic submission of original contributions (up to 16 pages) of previously unpublished work. Submission of substantial, albeit partial results of work in progress is welcomed.

Extended abstracts (3 pages) of previously published work that is recent and relevant to the workshop. These should include a link to a separately published paper or preprint.

Contributions should be submitted at:

In submitting your abstract, please indicate whether you intend your submission for the special session.

A special issue of selected extended papers will be prepared following the workshop. Only original contributions will be considered for publication.

Please send any queries to




Bob Coecke, University of Oxford

Stefano Gogioso, University of Oxford

Giuseppe Greco, Utrecht University

Peter Gärdenfors, Lund University

Helle Hvid Hansen, Delft University of Technology

Jules Hedges, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Peter Hines, University of York

Alexander Kurz, Chapman University

Antonio Lieto, University of Turin, Department of Computer Science

Dan Marsden, University of Oxford

Michael Moortgat, Utrecht University

Richard Moot, CNRS (LIRMM) & University of Montpellier

Dusko Pavlovic, University of Hawaii

Emmanuel Pothos, City University London

Matthew Purver, Queen Mary University of London

Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, University College London

Giovanni Sileno, University of Amsterdam

Pawel Sobocinski, Tallinn University of Technology

Oriol Valentín, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Dominic Widdows, Grab

Geraint Wiggins, Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Queen Mary University of London

Gijs Wijnholds, Utrecht University

Frank Zenker, Lund University


Martha Lewis, ILLC, University of Amsterdam

Michael Moortgat, Utrecht University

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Mar. 31, 2020 @ 16:08 GMT
The annual Växjö conference on quantum foundations will hold in August 24-27, arrival August 23 departure August 28 (so it is moved from June to August),


for the updated web-page.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 21, 2020 @ 16:05 GMT
The next UK Cosmology Meeting will be held at Newcastle University on April 21-22, 2020. We will have two excellent invited speakers: Ana Achucarro (Leiden) and John Peacock (Edinburgh).

The meeting will be spread across two days (Tuesday afternoon-Wednesday morning) to allow participants to travel to/from Newcastle without hassle. In fact, Newcastle is only 3 hours by train from London. The programme, registration link and some travel advice can be found on our webpage:

We hope that a lot of you will visit us in Newcastle! Thanks to the UK cosmo grant, up to £100 of overnight expenses can be covered as well as modest travel costs.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 21, 2020 @ 15:59 GMT
13-17 July, Kigali, Rwanda

We are pleased to announce that the 16th edition of the Dark Side of the Universe (DSU) conference series will be held during 13-17 July 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda, at the East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR), a partner institute of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical physics (ICTP).

DSU is back in Africa after Cape Town 2014, and is the very first international conference on the topic in the heart of Africa. This is a great opportunity for the international community to support the event, meet local scientists and contribute to the scientific growth of the region.

About the conference:

DSU is a series of international conferences in astroparticle physics and cosmology. The workshops bring together a wide range of theorists and experimentalists to discuss current ideas on models of the dark sector of the Universe, and relate them to ongoing and future experiments. Topics covered include: dark matter, dark energy, cosmic rays, neutrino physics, large-scale structure, black holes, gravitational waves, physics beyond the standard model, and more. DSU2020, this year’s edition, is jointly organized by ICTP-EAIFR and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in Trieste, Italy.


EAIFR ( is a category-2 UNESCO institute, with the specific mission of contributing to the development of scientific research in Africa. It is one node (the others being in Brazil, China and Mexico) of the global network of ICTP partner institutes promoting scientific education and collaborations in developing countries to bridge the research divide across different areas of the world. It is funded by the government of Rwanda, as part of its effort to make Rwanda a hub for science and technology in Africa, and operates in close collaboration with ICTP.

About Kigali and Rwanda:

You will find Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to be a great host. It is a fast growing modern city of 1.3 million people, yet very safe and clean, hospitable and laid back. Visitors can stroll in the bustling city center or across its many green areas, and lounge in rooftop bars with spectacular views of the city. Kigali enjoys constant temperatures all year round, 25-30°C during the day and 15-20°C during the night, and July falls in the dry season. Within a few hours from Kigali are the scenic Lake Kivu, the Akagera National Park and its wildlife, the Virunga volcanoes with their mountain gorillas and exciting trekking opportunities. Last but not least, the Kigali Genocide Memorial offers a journey through the recent history of Rwanda, its tragic fall and hopeful recovery.

Practical information:

The conference has no registration fee, and financial support may be granted to participants upon request within the availability of funds. Priority in this respect will be given to participants based in developing countries.

For more information, registration, abstract submission, and hotel booking, please visit our web pages:


We look forward to welcoming you next July in Kigali!

The organizing committee:

Paolo Creminelli (ICTP)

Joern Kersten (Bergen U)

Roy Maartens (UWC, South Africa & Portsmouth)

Shoaib Munir (ICTP-EAIFR)

Marcello Musso (ICTP-EAIFR)

Riccardo Sturani (IIP, Brazil)

Filippo Vernizzi (IPhT, Saclay)

Gabrijela Zaharijas (Nova Gorica U)

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 14, 2020 @ 19:33 GMT
17th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2020)

June 2-6th, 2020. Paris-Saclay, France.


The conference brings together researchers working on the mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantic methods, and other computer science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.

QPL 2020 will be co-located with the 36th Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS 2020).

Our sponsors are : Atos, INRIA-Saclay, QuantFi, LSV

Invited Speakers

Lídia del Rio (ETH Zurich) >>

Cyril Branciard (U. Grenoble-Alpes) >>

Alexandre Miquel (U. de la Rep., Montevideo) >>

Quanlong Wang (U. of Oxford) >>

John Selby (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo) >>

Important dates

Fri March 6: abstract submission

Fri March 13: paper submission

Sun April 19: notification of authors

Tue April 21: application for student support

Thu May 7: early registration deadline

Fri May 15: final papers ready

June 2-6: conference

Submission Guidelines

Prospective speakers are invited to submit one (or more) of the following:

Original contributions consist of a 5-12 page extended abstract that provides sufficient evidence of results of genuine interest and enough detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the work. Submission of substantial albeit partial results of work in progress is encouraged.

Extended abstracts describing work submitted/published elsewhere will also be considered, provided the work is recent and relevant to the conference. These consist of a 3 page description and should include a link to a separate published paper or preprint.

The conference proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) after the conference. Only "original contributions" are eligible to be published in the proceedings.

Submissions should be prepared using LaTeX, and must be submitted in PDF format. Use of the EPTCS style is encouraged. Submission is done via EasyChair:

There will be an award for the best student paper at the discretion of the programme committee. Papers eligible for the award are those where all the authors are students at the time of submission.


Steering Committee

Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)

Prakash Panangaden (McGill University)

Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University)

Program Committee

Pablo Arrighi (AMU & INRIA — PC co-chair)

Miriam Backens (University of Birmingham)

Jon Barrett (University of Oxford)

Dan Browne (University College London)

Giulio Chiribella (University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford)

Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)

Alejandro Diaz-Caro (ICC - CONICET, UBA, & Universidad Nacional de Quilmes)

Yuan Feng (University of Technology Sydney)

Simon Gay (University of Glasgow)

Stefano Gogioso (University of Oxford)

Chris Heunen (University of Edinburgh)

Matthew Hoban (Goldsmiths London)

Dominic Horsman (Université Grenoble Alpes)

Joachim Kock (UAB)

Martha Lewis (University of Amsterdam)

Shane Mansfield (Sorbonne Université)

Dan Marsden (University of Oxford)

Simon Martiel (ATOS Quantum)

Michael Moortgat (Utrecht University)

Ognyan Oreshkov (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Prakash Panangaden (McGill University — PC co-chair)

Anna Pappa (Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems, Freie U. Berlin).

Simon Perdrix (CNRS / Université de Lorraine)

Paolo Perinotti (Università di Pavia)

Neil Ross (Dalhousie University)

Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (University College London)

Ana Belén Sainz (ICTQT - University of Gdansk)

Pawel Sobocinski (Tallinn University of Technology)

Isar Stubbe (Université du Littoral)

Benoît Valiron (U. Paris Saclay — PC co-chair)

Jamie Vicary (University of Oxford and University of Birmingham)

Alexander Wilce (Susquehanna University)

Margherita Zorzi (University of Verona)

Magdalena Anna Zych (The University of Queensland)

Organizing committee

Pablo Arrighi

Shane Mansfield

Benoît Valiron

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 14, 2020 @ 19:30 GMT
Deadline for applications for financial support and abstract submission is 15 March 2020

BritGrav20 (Second Announcement), University College Dublin, Ireland

The 20th BritGrav meeting will be hosted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin.

The aim of this two-day meeting, to be held on Monday 27 April and Tuesday 28 April 2020, is to bring together early-stage researchers working on all aspects of gravitational physics, including astrophysics, cosmology, general relativity, quantum gravity, gravitational-wave data analysis and instrumentation, in the spirit of collaboration and the free exchange of results and ideas.

In keeping with BritGrav tradition, the meeting will consist of short talks with priority given to PhD students and early-career researchers. Participants are responsible for their own meals, travel and accommodation. Limited funding is provided by the IOP Gravitational Physics Group, to support travel for students.

Registration is free, and the deadline for applications for financial support and abstract submission is 15 March 2020.

At the end of the meeting, we will award The Best Student Talk Prize, sponsored by the IOP Publishing Group.

Local Organisers: Barry Wardell, Adrian Ottewill, Niels Warburton, Sarp Akcay, Conor O’Toole, Josh Mathews, Leanne Durkan, Benjamin Leather, Philip Lynch and Kevin Kiely.

For inquiries please contact us at britgrav20[at]

For further updates on this and other events, please consider signing up to the UK Gravity mailing list

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 14, 2020 @ 19:27 GMT
Abstract deadline: 29 Feb 2020

WOSC Moscow

Systems approach and cybernetics, engaging the future of mankind -

The significance of systems and cybernetics in the future of societies

16-18 September 2020

Call for active participation

Increasingly, people and institutions are recognizing the systemic nature of our world and the relevance of systemic thinking as a foundation to deal with the complexity of technological, social, environmental and economic issues.

With the support of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) is organising its 18th Congress- WOSC 2020, from the 16th to the 18th of September 2020, in Moscow, Russia.

In this Congress, we are particularly addressing young and creative researchers who are willing to develop and share cyber-systemic perspectives on how to understand and manage the future of mankind.

The Congress mission is related to the requisite variety notion that transdisciplinary research can only be achieved supporting researchers from all disciplines in an integrative working environment.

​For this purpose, WOSC 2020 is focusing on the following four themes:

1.Philosophical and methodological foundations for the development of the systems approach and cybernetics

2.The cybernetics of society, ecology and governance

3.Technology and humanity: co-developing a hybrid reality

4.Transdisciplinarity of systems sciences and cybernetics: developing areas of knowledge with sub-topics:

a. Learning, Teaching and Education

b. Health, Healthcare and Medicine

c. Business and Economy

d. Hospitality and Tourism


In WOSC 2020, a 2 step publishing process will be used, enabling you to share and discuss your research with peers, aiming to improve it. We shall test the thesis that a supportive heterogenic research environment results in a valid systems thinking results.

Step 1. Abstracts submission

Researchers, managers, policy-makers, professionals and students across the globe are invited to submit abstracts of about 250 to 500 words, addressing the Congress themes by the 31st of January 2020. Authors should receive a response within 14 days of submission (and no later than 31st of March 2020). Accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress book of abstracts.

Step 2. Full conference papers submission

Registered authors with an accepted abstract can submit a full conference paper by 31st of July 2020. Full conference papers should not exceed 5000 words (see abstract/paper template). In step 2 your peers will suggest you how to deal with the research issues before being published in the Congress proceedings

At the congress, author and reviewers will present their common contributions to receive support for further research.

Best paper author and best reviewer will be awarded at the WOSC congress.

Basic submission rules

Authors should make sure that the language of their papers meets the required standards.

Authors can submit one paper per registration. For submission of a second paper, discounted registration rates apply.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts are ethically sound and meet the recognised standards, according to the author publishing ethics guide.

For the submission please use the abstract/paper template with detailed author guidelines.

You may start the submission process by creating a WOSC 2020 account


WOSC congresses are well recognised by the publishers. After the publication of the approved contributions in the WOSC2020 Congress book of abstracts and in the WOSC2020 Congress proceedings, authors are regularly invited to publish their fully developed papers in special issues of high ranking scientific journals such as:


Systems research and behavioral science,

Cybernetics and systems,


International Journal of Systems and Society,


Control Sciences,

Russian Journal of Philosophical Sciences,

Advances in Systems Science and Applications.

These journals are indexed in scientific indexes, such as Journal Citation Reports, Scopus, RSCI and others. Journals submission processed are elaborated by the individual journal editorial policy. Special issues of the nominated journals with the selected papers are expected to be published during 2021.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 13, 2020 @ 19:25 GMT
The third Annual Phenomenological Approaches to Physics Conference "QBism and Phenomenology, Compared and Contrasted" will take place in Linköping on 15-17 June, 2020.

Time and Place

June 15-17, 2020. Linköping University, Campus Valla, Studenthuset.

Invited Speakers

Christopher Fuchs, UMass Boston, USA

Rüdiger Schack, University of London, UK

Thomas Ryckman, Stanford University, USA

Michel Bitbol, Ecole Normale Superieure, France

Robert Crease, Stony Brook University, USA

Piet Hut, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA


Philipp Berghofer, Department of Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria

Jan-Åke Larsson, Department for Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden

Harald Wiltsche, Department for Culture and Communication, Linköping University, Sweden

Structure of the Conference

Two days are explicitly focused on the relation between phenomenology and QBism; the third day of the conference is thematically open to all aspects of the relation between phenomenology and philosophy of physics.

Call for Papers

Submissions should not exceed 500 words, must be written in English (conference language), and should be prepared for blind review. Please send your submissions and general inquiries to Philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The submission deadline is February 15, 2020.

Conference Description

Partly due to recent interventions by philosophers of science with phenomenological leanings, it has become more common to argue that in order to clarify the nature of physical theories and the knowledge they encode, we must clarify the role physicists play when doing physics, for instance by focusing on the epistemic role of the physicists’ experiences and life-world. Following this trajectory, we might wonder whether we can expect physics to deliver a purely objective picture of the world, perhaps even grasping nature in its entirety, or whether, in principle, scientific observation, models, and theories must remain perspectival and can only reveal certain aspects of nature. Another crucial question concerns the relationship between observer and the observed in physical research. Can we make a clear-cut distinction between subject and object, or is there an intrinsic interrelatedness that has been overlooked in mainstream philosophy of science? As is well known, this latter question becomes particularly urgent in philosophical discussions about the foundations of quantum mechanics.

One novel and promising interpretation of quantum mechanics that sheds new light on these and related questions is Quantum Bayesianism or, as it is called since 2010, QBism. By emphasizing the role of the subject’s experiences and expectations, and by arguing that physical reality goes beyond what any third-person perspective could capture, QBism also exhibits several interesting parallels with topics dominant in the phenomenological tradition. The third installment of the annual phenomenological approaches to physics conference series thus compares and contrasts QBism and phenomenology, addressing how both approaches overlap and might enrich each other. Accordingly, the first two conference days are exclusively devoted to QBism and the question about its possible relationship to phenomenology. The third day is open to all kinds of investigations of how phenomenological motifs could and should enrich systematic debates in philosophy of physics.

The conference is organized with support from the Society for Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Science (SPSS) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at LiU.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 29, 2020 @ 18:43 GMT
Deadline: April 17th 2020

We are happy to announce that the registration for our workshop

CTP Quantum Information Days 2020

20-22 April 2020, Center For Theoretical Physics, Warsaw (Poland)

is now open at

The main aim of the CTP Quantum Information Days workshop, as a part of the Warsaw Quantum Information Week, is to bring together young researchers working in the widely understood fields of quantum information and foundations of quantum theory. We hope to inspire vivid scientific discussions and foster new collaborations. Young researchers will have the possibility of presenting their recent results in a form of a talk (approx. 20 minutes long) or a poster. A number of invited talks by widely recognized scientists of younger generation is also planned.


February 23th 2020: Abstract submission for contributed talks closes

March 9th 2020: Final program announced

April 17th 2020: Registration closes

April 20th - 22th 2020: Conference


Nicolas Brunner (University of Geneva)

Daniel Cavalcanti (ICFO, Barcelona)

Giulio Chiribella (University of Oxford)

Michał Horodecki (International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies, Gdańsk)

Matthias Kleinmann (University of Siegen)

Barbara Kraus (University of Innsbruck)

Miguel Navascués (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna)

Mauro Paternostro (University of Belfast)

Stefano Pironio (University of Brussels)

Julio de Vicente (Charles III University of Madrid)


Remik Augusiak

Jarek Korbicz

Adam Sawicki

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 29, 2020 @ 18:22 GMT
Deadline for registration: April 15th, 2020.

We are pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Strings, Cosmology and Gravity Student Conference (SCGSC). This year's edition will take place in Amsterdam, from 22-24th of April.

The SCGSC is especially designed for PhD students to give them the opportunity to give a talk. There will be three review talks (on each topic) given by more experienced postdocs at the beginning of each day of the event, followed by a series of 30 minute talks given by attending students.

For more information and registration, see the website:

The deadline for registration in order to give a talk is February 15th. To just attend the conference, the registration deadline is April 15th.

Thank you very much!

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 29, 2020 @ 16:06 GMT
The second EPS (European Physical Society) Conference on Gravitation is held at King's College (London, UK) from April 7th to April 9th, 2020. The aim of the conference is to discuss experimental aspects of Gravity, including General Relativity tests, measurements of the G constant, Geodesy, and Gravitational Waves. Details about registration will be communicated in the next announcement. The conference is organised in days focused around key topics introduced by invited speakers and followed by contributed talks and posters. The scientific program will be finalised in the upcoming days. The Local and Scientific Organising Committees are looking forward to welcome you in London.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 29, 2020 @ 14:09 GMT
19th Conference on Recent Developments in Gravity, Athens, Greece

The 19th NEB conference on “Recent Developments in Gravity” will be held in Athens, Greece, from the 1st to the 4th of July 2020. NEB19 is an international conference devoted to all aspects of Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology, which is organized every two years by the Hellenic Society for Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology. A list of previous conferences in the NEB series can be found at

The website of the conference is and the registration deadline is March 1st, 2020.

NEB19 will focus on recent developments in several areas: gravitational waves, relativistic astrophysics, alternative theories of gravity, mathematical relativity, relativistic cosmology and quantum gravity.

The venue of the conference is the conference center of the Eugenides Foundation, near the coastal line of Faliro (located a few km south of the center of Athens).

The list of invited plenary speakers includes:

E. Berti (Johns Hopkins)

E. Gourgoulhon (Meudon)

R. Gregory (Durham)

M. Dafermos (Cambridge/Princeton)

S. Katsanevas (EGO-VIRGO)

K. Kokkotas (Tuebingen)

E. Plionis (NOA, Athens)

D. Psaltis (Arizona)

Th. Sotiriou (Nottingham)

M. Sakellariadou (King’s College)

S. Weinfurtner (Nottingham)

In addition, there will be a number of invited session speakers (to be announced). We welcome the submission of abstracts for talks in the parallel sessions and for the poster session.

We are looking forward to meeting all interested participants in Athens in July!

With our best regards,

The Organizing Committee

Ch. Charmousis (CNRS – University Paris-Saclay)

G. Pappas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

E. Saridakis (NTUA, Athens)

N. Stergioulas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

A. Zoupas (University of Thessaly)


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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 14, 2020 @ 16:53 GMT
To whom it may concern,

We are happy to announce the workshop "Trieste Junior Quantum Days”, which be held in Trieste as a collaboration between CNR-IOM, ICTP and University of Trieste, from the 1st to 3rd July 2020. We are writing to kindly ask you to advertise the event in you Department.

The "Trieste Junior Quantum Days" workshop will gather young researchers working in quantum mechanics and its applications. PhD students and PostDocs will be given the opportunity to present their research activity and interact with their colleagues, share motivations, techniques and perspectives, in a friendly and informal environment.

The poster of the workshop is attached, with the relevant information.

Link to the workshop webpage:

We are available to answer any questions people might have, and provide additional information.

Kind regards,

Matteo Carlesso and Luca Ferialdi

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 14, 2020 @ 16:09 GMT

27-29 April 2020 - Bristol, UK

After a very successful BQIT:19, we are delighted to invite you to our seventh annual BQIT workshop, running from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th April 2020 at We the Curious in Bristol, UK.

Registration is now open and available until 9th April 2020.

Further details about our speakers, venues and visiting Bristol can be found on our website.

If you would like to submit an abstract for our poster session please email to register your interest.

We are currently seeking additional support for BQIT:20. If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact us at

We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

The BQIT Team

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