Newsletter #6/2019

Welcome to the QTSpace Newsletter

The highlights of this issue are:
  • The Quantum and the Cosmos workshop
  • European Industry White Paper
  • Policy White Paper on QT in Space: seeking the support of the community

The Quantum and the Cosmos

Within the framework of QTSpace, the workshop will bring together experts in quantum mechanics, cosmology and quantum gravity, to discuss questions like: Does gravity need to be quantum? What are possible routes to quantum gravity? What are possible quantum effects in cosmology? Does quantum gravity eliminate space-time singularities like a big bang? Is space-time relational? Can alternatives to quantum mechanics be tested by cosmological observations?

Registration open till January 31st, 2020. You are kindly invited to fill in the registration form at the link:

The workshop will take place at:
Savoia Excelsior Palace,
Riva del Mandracchio 4,

Program committee:
Angelo Bassi (UniTs- INFN), Ward Struyve (KU Leuven).

Local organizers:
Matteo Carlesso (UniTs - INFN), Luca Ferialdi (UniTs - INFN).

Confirmed speakers (to be completed):
Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (University of Naples, Italy)
Julian Barbour (University of Oxford, UK)
Sougato Bose (University College London, UK)
Caslav Brukner (University Vienna and IQOQI Vienna, Austria)
Thibaut Demaerel (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Lajos Diosi (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary)
Domenico Giulini (University of Hannover, Germany)
Henrique Gomes (University of Cambridge, UK)
Adrian Kent (DAMPT, Cambridge, UK)
Claus Kiefer (Institute for Theoretical Physics Cologne, Germany)
Tim Koslowski (University Würzburg, Germany) - TBC
Jean-Luc Lehners (Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany)
Stefano Liberati (SISSA Trieste, Italy)
Christian Maes (KU Leuven, Belgium) TBC
Jerome Martin (Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, France)
Flavio Mercati (Universita di Napoli, Italy)
Daniele Oriti (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Potsdam, Germany)
Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Roger Penrose (Oxford University, UK)
Alejandro Perez (CPT Marseille, France)
Patrick Peter (IAP Paris, France)
Antoine Tilloy (Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany)
Hendrik Ulbricht (University Southampton, UK)
Nino Zanghì (University of Genova, Italy)

European Industry White Paper 

The European industry has prepared a White Paper to support the development of the Quantum Communication Infrastructure (QCI) that would in a first stage secure government and critical infrastructure communication across the European Union, and in a second stage prepare the connection of quantum computers and sensors in a full Quantum Information Network. Here you can download the document.

Policy White Paper: seeking the support of the community

The White Paper summarises the state of the art in the development of quantum technologies, with clear potential for space applications, and delineates a clear roadmap for the consideration of major actors in this area, from EC to ESA, the national space agencies and industries. The goal is the drawing of a full framework for the design, development, implementation, and exploitation of quantum technologies for space. 

We welcome the support of the White Paper from the European scientific and industrial community, as well as policymakers. You are kindly invited to fill in the registration form at the link:

QTSpace is supported by COST.
Manager: Angelo Bassi, Strada Costiera 11, 34151, Trieste - ITALY