12 May 2024 - 17 May 2024

Organized by
Vito Pellizzani (University of Bern), Rahel Baumgartner (UNIGE), Adrien Florio (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Donald Youmans (University of Heidelberg)

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Alps I: Quantum information, from gravity to computers and back

The Alps (Advanced Lectures in Physics in Switzerland) is a series of junior schools in theoretical physics taking place in the Swiss Mountains. Its principal aim is to lay the foundation for fruitful collaborations between young researchers with a variety of backgrounds. It is achieved by inspiring discussions between students and through lectures that bridge seemingly different areas of modern theoretical physics. The presence of junior lecturers is designed to further stimulate collaboration between students. This first edition will focus on quantum information from different perspectives: quantum computing, quantum field theory and holography. It will take place at the SwissMAP Research station, located in the bucolic village of Les Diablerets. A set of three lectures of 6 hours each will introduce the students to these different topics. They will be complemented by thorough exercise, discussion and team-building sessions. The school is designed for PhD students and early postdocs in theoretical physics. Participation of people from underrepresented groups is encouraged. Childcare or financial support can be asked for.


SwissMAP Research Station, Les Diablerets, Switzerland