Celebrating 20 Years IQOQI

International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

September 16 - 20, 2024 Innsbruck, Austria Registration deadline: July 31, 2024

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Opening Event

With the International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information we are celebrating 20 years of the IQOQI Innsbruck. Research in quantum physics in Innsbruck started as early as in the 90's and was further strengthened by the founding of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2004. The institute has a long tradition of a close collaboration with the University of Innsbruck, which has proven to be exceptionally fruitful and successful in many different aspects.

The IQOQI Innsbruck 20 year celebrations will be inaugurated by an opening event in the Aula of the University of Innsbruck and we are very pleased to welcome distinguished guests from science, politics and business.

Event Program

Words of welcome by

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Veronika Sexl, Rector of the University of Innsbruck
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Diebold, Vice President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • MMag.a Dr.in Cornelia Hagele, Regional councillor for health, education, science and research


20 Years of IQOQI: Looking back...

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Blatt

Science Slam: „Theoretical Dreams and Experimental Reality – how to combine them?“

Elena Poli, Alberto Canali, Arfor Houwman

"…and the future of quantum: looking forward!"

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Francesca Ferlaino and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hannes Pichler


Monday, September 16, 2024 5 p.m.


Aula at the University of Innsbruck
1st floor, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

We warmly welcome all our esteemed guests to an informal networking and exchange with drinks and food at the Aula foyer after the official program.

Invited Speakers

Ana Asenjo-Garcia Columbia University
Markus Aspelmeyer IQOQI-Vienna and University of Vienna
Ania Bleszynski Jayich UC Santa Barbara
Immanuel Bloch Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich
Ignacio Cirac Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Jean Dalibard Collège de France and Kastler Brossel Laboratory
Luming Duan Tsinghua University
Steven Girvin Yale University
Serge Haroche Collège de France and Kastler Brossel Laboratory
Wolfgang Ketterle Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Maciej Lewenstein Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
Mikhail Lukin Harvard University
Christopher Monroe University of Maryland
Eugene Polzik Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen
Ana Maria Rey University of Colorado Boulder
Anna Sanpera Trigueros University of Barcelona
Monika Schleier-Smith Stanford University
Christine Silberhorn Universität Paderborn
Jelena Vuckovic Stanford University
David Wineland National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Yanhong Xiao Shanxi University and Fudan University
Jun Ye University of Colorado Boulder
Anton Zeilinger IQOQI-Vienna and University of Vienna


Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck

Innrain 80, 6020 Innsbruck / Austria

Contact Details

Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Innsbruck
Technikerstraße 21a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Conference dinner and accommodation for invited speakers
Hotel Grauer Bär

Universitätsstraße 5-7, 6020 Innsbruck
Hotel Grauer Bär


If you are looking for a hotel for the period of the conference, you can find a list of available contingents behind this link and select and book the hotel that suits you best.

Organizers & Partners

Organizing Committee

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Statement of Inclusiveness

We refuse to compromise the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange. We affirm that scientific events have to be open to everybody, regardless of class, financial situation, race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, academic affiliation, or any other aspect of identity. We believe that such events have to be supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for all participants. We believe that all participants are to be treated with dignity and respect. Discrimination and harassment cannot be tolerated.
Original version of the statement of inclusiveness

We are therefore committed to ensuring that the International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information 2024 follow these principles. Furthermore, we are committed to this principles at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Innsbruck as well: We are very happy that since autumn of last year our gender officer Angélique Sanchez has been supporting us in this endeavour. While right now still focusing on gender equity in a field of science, where women are to this day largely underrepresented, we still keep the broader picture in mind.