The 7th World Multiconference on
SCI 2003

Focus Symposium on
"Quantum Physics and Communication''

Dubna, Russia, 30 July -- 2 August, 2003


Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Moscow State University
Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry
Research Center for Quantum Information,
Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Focus Symposium on
Quantum physics and communication

Dubna, Russia, 30 July -- 2 August, 2003

First announcement

Focus Symposium objectives

Quantum information processing is a new research area at the intersection of quantum physics and computer science. The main goal of this field is to improve on classical computers and classical complexity bounds as well as cryptographic communication protocols by making use of quantum mechanical phenomena. Simultaneously, investigation of resources for quantum computation (such as quantum entanglement) enables us to understand from a different perspective fundamental properties of quantum mechanics. Recent advances in the realization of qubits and elementary quantum logic gates using ion traps, cavity QED, NMR technologies, quantum optical systems, superconducting devices and solid state nanostructures open new horizons in quantum information processing. Experimental implementation of phenomena such as quantum teleportation, entanglement swapping or quantum cloning, and, obviously, experimental implementation of quantum key distribution have led to a massive exploration of this field by scientists from varied disciplines.

The purpose of the Focus Symposium is

  1. to provide a compact and comprehensive overview of recent advances in quantum information theory;
  2. to focus on physical aspects of generating, storing and transporting quantum information;
  3. to explore possible experimental realizations of quantum logic elements such as qubits and quantum gates.
Main topics:
  • Experimental realization of qubits
  • Coherent control of quantum systems
  • Physics of quantum information processors
  • Quantum entanglement
  • Decoherence in quantum systems
  • Quantum communication and cryptography
  • Quantum algorithms
Dates and venue
The Focus Symposium will be held on 30 July -- 2 August, 2003 in Dubna at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). Dubna is a quiet and pleasant town 130 km north of Moscow on the picturesque banks of the Volga river. There is railway and bus communication between Dubna and Moscow. More detailed information about Dubna can be found at

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