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ICFO-UNAM-UniAndes International School on the Frontiers of Light: Quantum Challenges.

10 November 2021 @ 8:00 AM 5:00 PM IST

Barcelona, Mexico, Bogota.

Researchers world-wide are working to understand and harness the power of quantum phenomena in order to usher in revolutionary new quantum technologies and applications.

This 4-day online school aims to provide an introduction to exciting new developments, opportunities and open challenges across all fields of quantum science and technology, covering the main pillars of quantum computing, quantum communications, quantum simulation and quantum sensing.

The event will include lectures & seminars, discussion sessions, and student talks and poster session, where participants will have the opportunity to interact and present their own research.

Online plenary sessions are open to all interested. Lectures and seminars will be broadcast online and are open to registration from interested students and researchers worldwide.


Lectures and Topics:

  • Antonio Acin, ICFO
  • Asaf Paris-Mandoki, UNAM-LANMAC
  • Carlos Abellan, QuSide
  • Darrick Chang, ICFO
  • Eduardo Gomez, USLP-LANMAC
  • Elizabeth Agudelo, TUW (Technische Univerrsität Wien)
  • Jorge Amin Seman, UNAM-LANMAC
  • Leticia Tarruell, ICFO
  • Morgan Mitchell, ICFO
  • Mayerlin Nunez, Uniandes
  • Rocio Jauregui, UNAM-LANMAC
  • Santiago F. Caballero- Benitez, UNAM-LSCSC-LANMAC
  • Valerio Pruneri, ICFO


Important Dates:

Deadline to participate in the Short Talks (only for HUB students) – Oct. 31, 2021.

School Dates: Nov. 8-11, 2021.



Seminars will be held online and are open to registration from interested students and researchers worldwide.

The school is aimed at masters and first year PhD students, although advanced undergraduates, senior PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are welcome to apply.

We welcome applications from individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including optics, physics, mathematics, electronics, engineering, chemistry and biology. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. There are no restrictions of citizenship or gender.