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Bridging the Gap: Nano Meets Quantum

CeNS/MCQST Workshop

Venice International University, San Servolo (Italy)
September 19 - 22, 2022


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.

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. Hans-Gregor Hübl, TUM/MCQST
Prof. Ulrich Schollwöck, LMU/CeNS/MCQST
Prof. Joachim Rädler, LMU/CeNS

Audience and Fees

The workshop is open to graduate students, postdocs and PIs from CeNS and MCQST.

Fees (Graduate Students):
Participation fee: €50,00
Accommodation fee: €120,00
Train ticket: €144,00
Waterbus ticket: €60,00
Total: €374,00

Fees (Postdocs & PIs):
Participation fee: €100,00
Accommodation fee: €220,00
Train ticket: €144,00
Waterbus ticket: €60,00
Total: €524,00


The workshop will start on Monday, September 19 at 9.00 am and will end on Thursday, September 22 at 7.00 pm 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.

Group Travel to Venice by Train

We have made reservations for a direct train to and from Venice, so that all participants from Munich and Augsburg can take this train to travel together to Venice.

The train (EuroCity) leaves Munich Main Station on Sunday, September 18 at 11:34 am and will arrive in Venezia Santa Lucia at 6:25 pm. From the train station to San Servolo, it takes about 30 min to reach the hotels

The return train will leave Venice on Friday, September 23 at 1:35 pm and will reach Munich at 8:25 pm.

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.


We have booked rooms for speakers and participants from Sunday evening (Sept. 18) to Friday morning (Sept. 23). The rooms are located in three hotels in the heart of historic Venice.

Accommodation for speakers

The speakers of the workshop are invited to stay in the hotels Opens external link in new windowDon Orione or Opens external link in new windowDomus Ciliota where CeNS has booked single and double rooms from Sunday evening (18th) to Friday morning (23rd). Please inform Opens window for sending emailConstantin Jahn as soon as possible about your arrival and departure dates and whether you will need a single or double room.

Accommodation for participants

For students (PhD and Master students), twin rooms in the hotels Opens external link in new windowDon Orione, Opens external link in new windowDomus Ciliota, and Opens external link in new windowForesteria ValdeseOpens external link in new window will be at disposal. Senior researchers will be accommodated in single rooms (or double rooms upon request).

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 18th, the CeNS staff will book Vaporetto-Tickets (valid for the entire stay) 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.


Register Opens external link in new windowhere by July 21.



Confirmed Speakers

Mete Atatüre, University of Cambridge
Aisha Aqueel, TU Munich
Stefanie Barz, Stuttgart University
Manfred Bayer, TU Dortmund
Tobias Boolakee, FAU Erlangen
Dominik Bucher, TU Munich
Peng Chen, Cornell University
Dmitri Efetov, LMU Munich
Paolo Fornasiero, University of Trieste,Italy
Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC nanoGUNE
Johannes Hohlbein, Wageningen University
Alexander Holleitner, TU München
Mahdavi Krishnan, University of Oxford
Eitan Lerner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Suljo Linic, University of Michigan
Anja Metelmann, KIT
Dwayne Miller, MPSD Hamburg
Jonathan Noé, LMU Munich/Qlibri
Tracy Northup, University of Innsbruck
Oriol Romero-Isart, Uni Innsbruck
Simon Scheuring, Cornell University
Nadine Schwierz, Augsburg University
Carsten Sönnichsen, Universität Mainz
Dimitrios Stamou, University of Copenhagen
Gary Steele, TU Delft
Johannes Stigler, LMU Munich
Toeno van der Sar, TU Delft
Silvia Viola-Kusminskiy, MPI for the Science of Light
Richard Warburton, University of Basel

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 emailConstantin Jahn (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