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Josh Hoffman: on 5/30/22 at 11:33am UTC, wrote Deadline: 1 July 2022 We are very happy to announce that registration is...

Josh Hoffman: on 5/30/22 at 11:23am UTC, wrote Dealine 20 June 2022 PLanQC 2022: Programming Languages for Quantum...

Josh Hoffman: on 5/30/22 at 11:10am UTC, wrote 5th Annual International Conference on Applied Category Theory (ACT2022) ...

Josh Hoffman: on 2/11/22 at 16:57pm UTC, wrote We are pleased to announce that the 19th International Conference on ...

Josh Hoffman: on 12/15/21 at 10:39am UTC, wrote Dates: June 14th-June 17th 2022 Dear potential participants of Växjö...

Joe Schindler: on 11/12/21 at 15:26pm UTC, wrote Starting date: 26 June 2022 Call for Applications. International Summer...

Joe Schindler: on 9/21/21 at 17:40pm UTC, wrote Nottingham Centre of Gravity Inaugural Colloquia As part of its launch,...

Zeeya Merali: on 3/11/19 at 13:52pm UTC, wrote The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to March 15. The ...

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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on May. 30, 2022 @ 11:33 GMT
Deadline: 1 July 2022

We are very happy to announce that registration is open for the new edition of TAE, Sep 04 -- Sep 17, 2022, at Benasque, Spain (registration deadline: 1st of July)

The TAE (Taller de Altas Energías) - Workshop on High Energy Physics is an international workshop aimed at completing the education of first and second year graduated students who are starting their research on experimental or theoretical High Energy Physics, Astroparticles and Cosmology. The program of the TAE combines lectures and individual work supervised by Tutors. Lectures will be delivered mostly in the mornings, whereas Tutorials on selected topics will take place in the afternoons. Participants will work through the solutions of problems proposed by the lecturers with the help of a number of tutors. All participants are also encouraged to present and discuss their work during specific dedicated sessions.

The workshop will take place at Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual ( which is an international meeting infrastructure that provides excellent facilities and an agreeable atmosphere to allow the participants to interact with senior researchers and also to carry their work during the meeting. The lecture halls and seminars for discussion sessions are located in the Centre. Computing and electronic communication facilities are available.

Benasque is a beautiful village located in the Spanish Pyrenees, just at the bottom of their highest mountain (Pico Aneto), with a wonderful countryside/hiking environment.

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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on May. 30, 2022 @ 11:23 GMT
Dealine 20 June 2022

PLanQC 2022: Programming Languages for Quantum Computing

1st Call for Submissions

We invite members of the programming languages and quantum computing communities to submit talk proposals for the 3rd International Workshop on Programming Languages for Quantum Computing (PLanQC 2022), co-located this September with ICFP in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

PLanQC aims to bring together researchers from the fields of programming languages and quantum information, exposing the programming languages community to the unique challenges of programming quantum computers. It will promote the development of tools to assist in the process of programming quantum computers, as they exist today and as they are likely to exist in the near to distant future.

Submissions to PLanQC should take the form of 2-5 page abstracts (single-column, 11pt acmsmall style, not including references), with links to larger preprints when appropriate. Work in progress is welcome. We hope to make PLanQC maximally accessible to the programming languages community. Thus, abstracts should cover cutting edge ideas and results, but not be opaque to new, potential entrants to quantum computing coming from programing languages. Abstracts will be reviewed for quality and relevance to the workshop, and accepted authors will be invited to give talks or poster presentations. We will not be publishing formal proceedings, but the extended abstracts, along with links (where available) to full papers will be posted to the website of the workshop.

Invited speakers:

• Dominique Unruh, University of Tartu

• Charles Yuan, MIT

Workshop topics include (but are not limited to):

• High-level quantum programming languages

• Verification tools for quantum programs

• Novel quantum programming abstractions

• Quantum circuit and program optimizations

• Hardware-aware circuit compilation and routing

• Error handling, mitigation, and correction

• Instruction sets for quantum hardware

• Other techniques from traditional programming languages (e.g., types, compilation/optimization, foreign function interfaces) applied to the domain of quantum computation.


Important dates:

• Submission deadline: 20 June 2022 (anywhere on earth)

• Author notification: 1 August 2022

• Workshop: TBA (one of 11, 15, or 16 of September 2022)


Important links:

• Website:

• Submission:


Program Committee:

Matthew Amy, Simon Fraser University

Robert Booth, The University of Edinburgh

Olivia Di Matteo, University of British Columbia

Yufei Ding, UC Santa Barbara

Ross Duncan, Cambridge Quantum Computing Ltd

Peng (Frank) Fu, Dalhousie University

Kesha Hietala, University of Maryland

Kohei Kishida, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Aleks Kissinger, University of Oxford

Bert Lindenhovius, Tulane University

Robert Rand, University of Chicago

Mathys Rennela, Inria

Neil Julien Ross (chair), Dalhousie University

Sam Staton, University of Oxford

Mathias Soeken, Microsoft

Dominique Unruh, University of Tartu

Benoît Valiron, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, CentraleSupélec, LMF

Vladimir Zamdzhiev, Inria, LORIA, Université de Lorraine

Organizing Committee:

Matt Amy, Simon Fraser University

Ross Duncan, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Robert Rand, University of Chicago

Neil Julien Ross, Dalhousie University

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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on May. 30, 2022 @ 11:10 GMT
5th Annual International Conference on Applied Category Theory (ACT2022)

July 18–22, 2022

The Fifth International Conference on Applied Category Theory will take place at the University of Strathclyde from 18 to 22 July 2022, preceded by the Adjoint School 2022 from 11 to 15 July. This conference follows previous events at Cambridge (UK), Cambridge (MA), Oxford and Leiden.

Applied category theory is important to a growing community of researchers who study computer science, logic, engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, social science, linguistics and other subjects using category-theoretic tools. The background and experience of our members is as varied as the systems being studied. The goal of the Applied Category Theory conference series is to bring researchers together, strengthen the applied category theory community, disseminate the latest results, and facilitate further development of the field.


We accept submissions in English of original research papers, talks about work accepted/submitted/published elsewhere, and demonstrations of relevant software. Accepted original research papers will be published in a proceedings volume. The keynote addresses will be chosen from the accepted papers. The conference will include an industry showcase event and community meeting. We particularly encourage people from underrepresented groups to submit their work and the organizers are committed to non-discrimination, equity, and inclusion.

Submission formats:

Extended Abstracts should be submitted describing the contribution and providing a basis for determining the topics and quality of the anticipated presentation (1-2 pages). These submissions will be adjudicated for inclusion as a talk at the conference. Such work should include references to any longer papers, preprints, or manuscripts providing additional details.

Conference Papers should present original, high-quality work in the style of a computer science conference paper (up to 14 pages, not counting the bibliography; detailed proofs may be included in an appendix for the convenience of the reviewers). Such submissions should not be an abridged version of an existing journal article (see item 1) although pre-submission Arxiv preprints are permitted. These submissions will be adjudicated for both a talk and publication in the conference proceedings.

Software Demonstrations should be submitted in the format of an Extended Abstract (1-2 pages) giving the program committee enough information to assess the content of the demonstration. We are particularly interested in software that makes category theory research easier, or uses category theoretic ideas to improve software in other domains.

Extended abstracts and conference papers should be prepared with LaTeX. For conference papers please use the EPTCS style files available at . The submission link is


The following dates are all in 2022, and Anywhere On Earth.

- Submission Deadline: Monday 9 May

- Author Notification: Tuesday 7 June

- Camera-ready version due: Tuesday 28 June

- Adjoint School: Monday 11 to Friday 15 July

- Main Conference: Monday 18 to Friday 22 July

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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on Feb. 11, 2022 @ 16:57 GMT
We are pleased to announce that the 19th International Conference on

Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2022) will take place in Oxford, UK from

the 27th of June to the 1st of July 2022.

Please find the Call for Papers below, and refer to the conference

website for regular updates.

All the best,

-- Stefano Gogioso and Matty Hoban, on behalf of the Organisers

Important Links


Conference Website:

Call for Papers:

Submission Page:



Abstract submission: 18 Apr 2022

Paper submission: 24 Apr 2022

Author notification: 1 Jun 2022

Final papers ready: 13 Jun 2022

Registration: 13 Jun 2022

Conference: 27 Jun – 1 Jul 2022

About the Conference


Quantum Physics and Logic is an annual conference that brings together

academic and industry researchers working on mathematical foundations of

quantum computation, quantum physics, and related areas. The main focus

is on the use of algebraic and categorical structures, formal languages,

semantic methods, as well as other mathematical and computer scientific

techniques applicable to the study of physical systems, physical

processes, and their composition. Work applying quantum-inspired

techniques and structures to other fields (such as linguistics,

artificial intelligence, and causality) is also welcome.

See for full conference details.



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

- **Proceedings submissions** consist of a 5-12 page extended abstract

which provides sufficient evidence of results of genuine interest and

enough detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the

work. Submissions of work in progress are encouraged, but must be more

substantial than a research proposal.

- **Non-proceedings submissions** consist of a 3 page description of

work submitted or published elsewhere and must include a link to a

separate published paper or preprint.

- **Poster submissions** consist of a 3 abstract of partial results or

work in progress.

Submission is done via EasyChair:



Authors of accepted proceedings and non-proceedings submissions will be

invited to give a long or short talk, depending on the quality and

maturity of the work as assessed by the Program Committee. Authors of

accepted poster submissions will be invited to present their work at the

poster session.

There will be an award for Best Student Paper at the discretion of the

Program Committee. Papers eligible for the award are those where all the

authors are students at the time of submission.

Conference Proceedings


Conference proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceedings in

Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) after the conference.

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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on Dec. 15, 2021 @ 10:39 GMT
Dates: June 14th-June 17th 2022

Dear potential participants of Växjö conference 2022,

As was already announced, this conference, "Quantum Information and Probability: from Foundations to Engineering" (QIP22) will take place in the period 14-17 June 2022 in Växjö

(June 13 arrival, June 18 departure):

This is the new attempt to reproduce in full scale QIP20 conference.

I still hope that we would be able to meet physically in Växjö, but of course it would depend on the situation with covid-19 (which, in fact, is sufficiently good in Sweden). So, I plan to start to discuss organizational issues closer say in April 2022.

All the best and see you in Växjö,

yours, andrei

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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Nov. 12, 2021 @ 15:26 GMT
Starting date: 26 June 2022

Call for Applications.

International Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY and the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Cosmology Beyond Spacetime project

Hotel Le Crêt, Morzine, France

26 June - 2 July 2022

Further information, when available, at

In recent years, the philosophy of quantum gravity and the philosophy of cosmology have emerged as new fields in their own right, with several summer schools dedicated to each. However, they remain largely unconnected, even though their intersection promises new scientific insights of great significance to philosophical question and the advancement of physics. This Summer Institute proposes to address conceptual, metaphysical, and epistemological implications of big bang, black hole, and multiverse models in quantum gravity: the fundamental nature of space and time, especially the beginning of spacetime, 'before' time or 'outside' space; the multiverse; the nature of physical law; and how we might have knowledge of such things.

These are just some of the questions that we will discuss in this Summer Institute, which addresses graduate students and postdocs from philosophy of physics and related fields.

Faculty (we expect to announce more):

• Karen Crowther (Oslo)

• Nick Huggett (Illinois at Chicago)

• Mairi Sakellariadou (King's College London)

• Chris Smeenk (Western)

• David Wallace (Pittsburgh)

• Christian Wuthrich (Geneva)

Organizing Committee:

Nick Huggett

Gaia Valenti

Christian Wuthrich

The intended audience for the Summer Institute are Masters students, PhD students, and postdocs working or planning to work in the intersection between physics and philosophy. We will also consider applications from philosophers and physicists wishing to expand their existing research interests to include the philosophical implications of quantum gravity and cosmology. We will furthermore consider applications from members of the general public who can demonstrate an acquaintance with the subject equivalent to the Master’s level.

COVID contingency planning: We are currently planning to hold the meeting in person, at the place and time specified above. If this is not possible, we will hold it over zoom.

Health pass: Currently, a health pass ('pass sanitaire') is mandatory in French hotels and restaurants. For more information about the health pass, please visit For information regarding the entry to France from a foreign country, please visit

To apply for the Summer Institute, candidates should submit:

• A cover letter of no more than one page describing your current research interest and its relevance to the topic of the Summer School; please explain as specifically as possible how the summer school will benefit your research plans.

• A current CV.

• A short letter from your advisor or other person knowledgeable of your work, expressing your suitability.

• Optional: participants wishing to present their own work can submit a title and a 250-word abstract. If accepted, they will get the opportunity to present their work, perhaps at a poster session.

Please combine all your documents into one PDF file and upload it to by 15 March 2022. Decisions will be made by early April.

The Organizing Committee will select the admitted participants based on the academic strength of their file and the pertinence of their interests; in other words, we will consider how much the candidate is likely to benefit from attending the Summer School and how much the Summer School would likely benefit from the attendance of the candidate and try to maximize the sum of the benefits.

The Summer Institute is generously supported by the John Templeton Foundation. This support funds a significant part of room and board for accepted participants. However, there will be a fee of CHF 200 for each applicant, which will cover the remaining cost of room (single occupancy) and full board and the full participation in all activities of the Summer Institute. Participants are responsible for their travel to and from the site of the Summer Institute, and for incidentals such as beverages.

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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Sep. 21, 2021 @ 17:40 GMT
Nottingham Centre of Gravity Inaugural Colloquia

As part of its launch, the Nottingham Centre of Gravity (NCoG) is organising a series of Inaugural Colloquia. The NCoG brings together Nottingham's internationally leading expertise in gravitational physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy and plans to expand it into new areas. It will be built on six overlapping pillars of gravitational research: fundamental physics, mathematics, cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, experiment, and data & modeling. The six Inaugural Colloquia will span these fields.

The Colloquia will be broadcast via Zoom and all are welcome to attend. Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues.

The schedule of talks is given below, with the first talk by Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) taking place on October 6, 2021. You can access all the talks through the following link:

We also encourage participants to register by filling in the following form in order to receive reminders and updates of forthcoming talks:

NCoG colloquia schedule

October 6 2021, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)

Title: String Landscape and the Swampland

Abstract: String theory landscape of vacua point to new consistency conditions that a quantum gravitational system must satisfy. There are only a small number of quantum field theories that satisfy these conditions and all the rest belong to the `Swampland' which cannot be consistently coupled to gravity. In this talk I review some of these conditions and their implications for cosmology and particle physics.

December 8 2021, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Anna Watts (Amsterdam)

January 19 2022, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Mihalis Dafermos (Cambridge & Princeton)

February 23 2022, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Lam Hui (Columbia)

April 6 2022, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Sheila Rowan (Glasgow)

June 8 2021, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Luis Lehner (Perimeter)

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