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"Quantum Simulation 2019"

Brussels, 18 - 21 February 2019 (ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room)


Quantum simulation denotes the approach by which controllable many-body quantum systems are designed and analysed in view of revealing complex and intriguing quantum phenomena. This fast

growing field of research gathers a huge community of scientists specialized in various branches of quantum physics, including condensed-matter physics, atomic and molecular physics, quantum

optics, quantum information and high-energy physics.

The Workshop will assemble a unique group of leading experts, who significantly contributed to the development of quantum simulation, and/or closely-related topics, in the recent years.

The subjects discussed at the Workshop include:

- Cold atoms in optical lattices, Rydberg atoms and cold molecules

- Physics of trapped ions

- Hybrid quantum systems

- Quantum fluids of light: Photonic crystals, polaritons, and cavity quantum electrodynamics

- Superconducting circuits and quantum-dot-based spin qubits

- Quantum Hall physics, topological states of matter and strongly-correlated systems

- Quantum many-body dynamics, non-equilibrium dynamics, many-body localization

- Quantum simulation of lattice gauge theories




Waseem Bakr (Princeton U., USA)

Rainer Blatt (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)

Immanuel Bloch (MPQ, Garching, Germany)

Jacqueline Bloch (C2N, CNRS, France)

Antoine Browaeys (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau, France)

Ignacio Cirac (MPQ, Garching, Germany)

Nigel R. Cooper (Cambridge U., UK)

Jean Dalibard (ENS, Paris, France)

Francesca Ferlaino (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)

Markus Greiner (Harvard U., Cambridge, USA)

Duncan Haldane (Princeton U., USA)

Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO, Barcelona, Spain)

Mikhael Lukin (Harvard U., Cambridge, USA)

John Martinis (UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA)

Christopher Monroe (U. of Maryland, USA)

Christine Muschik (U. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Markus Oberthaler (Heidelberg U., Germany)

Anatoli Polkovnikov (Boston U., USA)

Steve H. Simon (U. of Oxford, UK)

Jonathan Simon (U. of Chicago, USA)

Ian B. Spielman (NIST, Gaithersburg, USA)

Alexander Szameit (Rostock U., Germany)

Dam Thanh Son (U. of Chicago, USA)

Lieven Vandersypen (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Norman Yao (UC Berkeley, USA)

Peter Zoller (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)

Scientific Committee

Ehud Altman (Weizmann I., Israel)

Rainer Blatt (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)

Immanuel Bloch (MPQ, Garching, Germany)

Iacopo Carusotto (U. of Trento, Italy)

Ignacio Cirac (MPQ, Garching, Germany)

Jean Dalibard (ENS, Paris, France)

Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO, Barcelona, Spain)

Jean-Michel Raimond (UPMC, Paris, France)

Uwe-Jens Wiese (U. of Bern, Switzerland)

Organizing Committee

Nathan Goldman (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

Ben Craps (VUB, Brussels, Belgium)

Wojciech De Roeck (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Jacques Tempere (U. of Antwerp, Belgium)

Frank Verstraete (Ghent U., Belgium)

Peter Zoller (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)




Practical information for attendees

Fee and registration

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).
To register, please click on ‘Click HERE to register’ at the top right of the webpage.
January 28, 2019 is the deadline for registration.


Name badges and WIFI codes will be distributed on site on Monday 18 February from 8:45 a.m.


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine - 1050 Brussels
(Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


A banquet will be held on Tuesday 19 February at 7:30 p.m.
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop.

Please send an email to Isabelle Van Geet ( if you wish to attend.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels.


Brussels City Center:

Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - - Hotel Saint-Nicolas

Hotel Queen Anne - Hotel Bloom - Max Hotel - Metropole Hotel - Plaza Hotel


Hotels close to the venue:

U-Residence: 1.6 km (20 minutes walk - tram number 7: 12 minutes)

Hotel Brussels: 1.5 km (18 minutes walk - tram number 94: 14 minutes)

Hotel Barsey by Warwick: 1.2 km (15 minutes walk - tram number 94: 11 minutes)

Hotel Ibis Styles Hotel Brussels Louise: 1.9 km ( 23 minutes walk - tram number 94: 16 minutes)

Hotel Capital: 1.5 km (19 minutes walk - tram number 94: 16 minutes)



***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (