Conference on Resonator QED

9 – 13 September 2013 in Munich

Organizers: Peter Domokos (Wigner), Rudolf Gross (WMI), Gerhard Rempe (MPQ) & Tatjana Wilk (MPQ)

Tutorials and talks include the topics:

- Single atom cavity QED
- Multiatom cavity QED
- Circuit QED
- Photonic crystal cavity QED
- Quantum information processing with CCQED systems
- Cavity optomechanics
- Hybrid circuit or cavity QED systems
- QED without cavity

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Invited speakers:

Markus Aspelmeyer (U Vienna), Michel Brune (CNRS-ENS), Ferdinand Brennecke (ETH Zurich), Aurélien Dantan (U Aarhus), Frank Deppe (WMI Garching), Leonardo DiCarlo (TU Delft), Stefan Filipp (ETH Zurich), Jonathan Finley (WSI/TUM), Cécile Grezes (CEA Saclay), Ronald Hanson (TU Delft), Andreas Hemmerich (U Hamburg), Chen-Lung Hung (Caltech), Fedor Jelezko (Ulm), Axel Kuhn (Oxford), Christian Kurtsiefer (NU Singapore), Mikhail Lukin (Harvard), Klaus Molmer (U Aarhus), Karim Murr (LENS), Tracy Northup (U Innsbruck), Lukas Novotny (ETH Zurich), Arno Rauschenbeutel (TU Vienna), René Reimann (U Bonn), Helmut Ritsch (U Innsbruck), Stephan Ritter (MPQ), Vahid Sandoghdar (MPL), Rob Schoelkopf (Yale), Enrique Solano (UPV/EHU), Anders Sorensen (NBI), Michael Trupke (TU Vienna), Thomas Volz (MQ Sydney), Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford), Vladan Vuletic (MIT)

Public evening lecture: Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche gave a public evening lecture on Cavity QED. The lecture took place on 11 September 2013 at the Ehrensaal of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Conference site:

The Kardinal Wendel Haus (Mandlstraße 23, 80802 München) is close to the English Garden in Munich-Schwabing which is famous for its bars and restaurants and very popular among students and artists. The conference center is easy to reach by public transportation (only 8 min form Munich city center), but is at the same time a quiet and private place, since it is located inside the private park of Schloss Suresnes.


Posters & Contributed Talks
Besides tutorials and talks from the invited guests listed above, the schedule left room for 18 contributed talks (with duration of 15 min each), which were selected out of all submitted abstracts by the programme committee.


All sessions started with a tutorial introducing the field, and two invited talks. Contributed talks complemented the session. Monday and Tuesday night were reserved for posters and discussions. Wednesday, the public evening lecture held by Serge Haroche took place at the Deutsches Museum. Thursday after the sessions an excursion to the Lenbachhaus was organized with a subsequent conference dinner. Laboratory visits at MPQ and WMI were offered on Monday morning and Friday afternoon.

Poster Prize:

The journal Applied Physics B sponsored a poster prize at our conference! A jury composed of scientists from different fields selected the three best contributions, and presenters received 300, 200 or 100 EUR depending on their ranking. Selection criteria for the best poster presentation are originality of the work, clarity in its presentation and an attractive design. Winners are Andreas Neuzner (first prize), Brian Vlastakis (second prize) and Lars Liebermeister (third prize).

Laboratory Tours

Laboratory tours at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and Walther-Meißner-Institute (WMI) were available on Monday morning (9 Sep) or Friday afternoon (13 Sep).

Visit to Industry Partners

Menlo Systems – A visit to Menlo Systems was offered on Monday, 9 Sept. Please contact Oliver Neutert for more information (

Toptica Photonics – A visit to Toptica Photonics was offered on Monday, 9 Sept from 10:00-12:00, and on Friday, 13 Sept from 14:00-16:00. Please contact Nils Hommerstad ( for more information

National Instruments (NI) –  Since the company has no production in Munich, they decided to bring their experts and their products directly to the conference. Monday and Tuesday night during the poster sessions, NI Engineers presented their stand and were happy to answer all questions on NI hard- or software. Please contact Maria Bernard-Schwarz ( for more information.


A visit of the art museum LENBACHHAUS was planned on Thursday, 12 Sep, from 18h00 – 20h00. The LENBACHHAUS is most famous for the collection of paintings from “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider), a group of expressionist painters including Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, August Macke, Marianne von Werefkin, and Paul Klee. Please note that you will receive your ticket at the registration desk upon your arrival together with your conference documents.

Conference Dinner at ELLA

The conference dinner took place at the restaurant ELLA which is located right next to the Lenbachhaus. The dinner will start with a reception and a get-together at 20h00. A flying buffet with a mixture of different Bavarian-Italian dishes is served. The meal is accompanied by wine, beer, water or soft drinks.


Pre-reservations in nearby hotels were made by the organizers in cooperation with Munich tourism office.


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