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<b>2012 Michigan Quantum Summer School</b>

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
4:00 AM
340 West Hall

A complete list of the invited speakers can be found on the program's website.

Registration is required. Registration information can be found here.

Local Organizers: Luming Duan, Aaron Leanhardt, Chris Monroe, Vanessa Sih

The agenda for this program can be found here.
The University of Michigan played an important role in the development of quantum physics by hosting the famous Michigan Summer Schools, which ran from 1928-1942 and featured distinguished guest lecturers including Bohr, Dirac, Fermi, Heisenberg, and Pauli. In recognition of the role of the Michigan Summer Schools, the American Physical Society recently commemorated U-M's Randall Laboratory as a historic site. For more information, please see this retrospective.

In the spirit of the historical Michigan Summer Schools, we continue this tradition with a series of lectures by world leaders in the areas of quantum information and precision measurements which are aimed at graduate students and others that have been exposed to quantum physics at an introductory level. These lectures are intended to introduce students and postdocs getting started in the field of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics to the foundations of quantum mechanics as related to current frontier research. Short contributed talks by selected participants and poster sessions will be organized for communication on more specific topics in this field. In order to encourage student participation, there is no registration fee and lodging in shared dorm rooms will be provided for accepted applicants. The school will enjoy a relaxed environment in the dynamic college town of Ann Arbor, with great opportunities for interaction between students and lecturers.