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Bridging the Gap: Nano Meets Quantum

CeNS/MCQST Workshop

Venice International University, San Servolo (Italy)
September 20 - 24, 2021


This workshop brings together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and the Opens external link in new windowMunich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) with experienced scientists from the fields of physics and chemistry. The talks of the workshop are intended to give the graduate students and post-doctoral researchers of CeNS and MCQST an overview of current research topics on nanometer-scale and quantum science.

Under the workshop title "Bridging the Gap: Nano meets Quantum", renowned scientists from all over the world will convene on the beautiful island of San Servolo to exchange ideas and to discuss their latest research progress.


The workshop takes place at the Opens external link in new windowVenice International University (VIU) located on the small island "San Servolo". The island is connected to the historic center of Venice by boat No. 20. The boat ride takes 10 minutes and boats run regularly until late at night.

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the following CeNS and MCQST members:

Prof. Thorben Cordes, LMU/CeNS
Prof. Emiliano Cortés, LMU/CeNS
Prof. Jonathan Finley, TUM/MCQST
Prof. Hermann Gaub, LMU/CeNS
Prof. Hans-Gregor Hübl, TUM/MCQST
Prof. Ulrich Schollwöck, LMU/CeNS/MCQST


The workshop will start on Monday, September 20 at 9.00 am and will end on Friday, September 24 at 11.00 am and will combine invited talks and poster presentations.

Poster Sessions

In addition to the talks, all participants are invited to present a poster at one of the two poster sessions taking place on Tuesday and Thursday.

Travelling by Air

Several airlines offer flights to Marco Polo International Airport at Venice. From the airport, regular boats (e.g. ALILAGUNA) connect to the island of Venice. The conference location San Servolo is reached via boat No. 20 from close to the Piazzale San Marco.

Local Transport

The historic center of Venice is quite small so that you can walk to most of the interesting places. In addition, you can take the waterbuses (called Vaporetto) across the famous Canal Grande or take other lines to travel to the small islands closeby. The transfer from the airport to the historic part of Venice is possible via bus or waterbus. Once in Venice, you have to take the waterbus No. 20 to reach the conference venue on San Servolo. You can check the timetables Opens external link in new windowvia this website and Opens external link in new windowbuy online.

7-days vaporetto tickets for participants

For those participants going to Venice by train on Sunday 20th, the CeNS staff will book Vaporetto-Tickets (valid from Sunday to Saturday) in advance and hand them out after arrival in Venice. These tickets are valid for all buses and waterbuses in Venice and also for the boat traffic through Canal Grande, to San Servolo and to other islands. 

In case that you do not book a conference ticket, you can buy waterbus tickets in Venice at the Opens external link in new windowACTV counters found at major waterbus/bus stations. A one-way ticket in Venice (more than one stop) costs EUR 7,50.

Boat to conference location (Linea 20)

The boat from Venice to San Servolo (No. 20) leaves from the stop "San Zaccaria" close to the Piazza San Marco; the stop is in front of the "Londra Palace Hotel". Please check the timetable available Opens external link in new windowhere.


Registration will open in May 2021.

Confirmed Speakers

Manfred Bayer, TU Dortmund
Dominik Bucher, TU Munich
Giuseppe Carleo, CCQ Flatiron New York
Peng Chen, Cornell University
Karl Duderstadt, MPI of Biochemistry
Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech
Michael Hartmann, FAU Erlangen
Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC nanoGUNE
Gerhard Kirchmair, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Jian-Feng Li, Xiamen University
Suljo Linic, University of Michigan
Isabel Pastoriza Santos, University of Vigo
Hannes Pichler, Harvard University
Stephen Quake, Stanford University
Nicole Robb, University of Oxford
Simon Scheuring, Weill Cornell Medicine
Pascale Senellart, LPN Paris
Michael Sheetz, National University of Singapore
Dimitrios Stamou, University of Copenhagen
Gary Steele, TU Delft
Toeno van der Sar, TU Delft
Antoine van Oijen, University of Wollongong
Silvia Viola-Kusminskiy, MPI for the Science of Light
Feng Wang, UC Berkeley

Workshop Venue

Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venice, Italy

Opens external link in new windowhttp://www.univiu.org/

Phone +39-041-2719511  
Fax +39-041-2719510

Workshop Organization

Opens window for sending emailDr. Susanne Hennig  (CeNS)
Opens window for sending emailClaudia Leonhardt (CeNS)
Opens window for sending emailDr. Tatjana Wilk (MCQST)

Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Tel: +49-(0)89-2180-5791