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"Quantum 2019"

From Foundations of Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Information and Quantum Metrology & Sensing

Turin (Italy) from 26 to 31 May 2019.

Quantum 2019 will be the 9th edition of this international conference attended by researchers coming from all over the world.

Purpose of this workshop is to favour the exchange of ideas and discussion on last results among leading physicists working in the interconnected fields of Quantum Metrology - Sensing & Imaging, Quantum Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, in particular in the framework of quantum optics.

It is organized "ad memoriam" of our colleague and friend Carlo Novero who gave birth to this experimental research line in Turin.

Steering Committee

Giorgio Brida National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
Augusto Garuccio Università di Bari, INFN sez. Bari
Marco Genovese National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM), INFN sez. Torino
Paolo Olivero Università di Torino, INFN sez. Torino
Enrico Predazzi Università di Torino, Agorà Scienza

Organizing Committee

Milena D'Angelo University of Bari, National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) sez. Bari
Andrea Debortoli University of Torino, Agorà Scienza
Raffaella Di Nardo University of Torino, CSTF
Jacopo Forneris INFN sez. Torino
Marco Gramegna National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
Ivano Ruo Berchera National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)


Abstract submission

One page abstracts must be submitted before January 15th 2019 to quantum2019@unito.it .
The abstract template is available for download in .docx and .odt formats.


For information, please contact us at quantum2019@unito.it

Place & venue

Meeting location

The Workshop will be held at the "Cavallerizza Reale" Aula Magna of the University of Torino.

via G. Verdi 9 , in the Torino city center.


Some (non-exhaustive) information about hotels in the nearbies of the Workshop location can be found in this file.


From Torino Caselle International Airport:

By bus: SADEM shuttle buses run approximately every 15 minutes from the airport to Torino (main stops in Torino are both the "Porta Susa" and "Porta Nuova" stations).
The bus timetable can be found here.
The transfer takes about 45/50 minutes. Tickets can be bought on the bus, or at a kiosk inside the airport terminal (6.50 EUR + 1,00 EUR aboard). More info can be found here.

By taxi: taxi fare of 30/50 EUR for trips going from the airport to the city centre. The trip takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on traffic. More info can be found here.

Also car renting is possible at the Airport, with these companies: AVIS, Hertz, EuropCar, Budget/Maggiore, Sixt/Autotravel, Thrifty/Italy by Car. Car rentals companies are grouped together, immediately in front of the Domestic Arrivals, ground floor-level zero. A large parking is available at the conference place.
However be aware that traffic in the central area of Torino including the workshop location is restricted to residents and special pass holders.

Public transportation in Torino:
Metro: The closest Metro station to the meeting location is "Porta Nuova" (15 minutes walk), while the "Porta Susa" and the nearby "XVIII Dicembre" stations is at a 20-25 minutes walk. See below for bus/tram connections Bus: The meeting location is conveniently reached by several bus and tram lines from the closest train/metro stations:

  • lines #61 or #68 from "Porta Nuova" train station
  • lines #13 or #56 from "XVIII Dicembre" metro station
  • line #55 from nearby the "Porta Susa" train/metro station
  • line #68 from "Vinzaglio" metro station

Tickets can be purchased at the news-stands and tobacconists, not on the buses. Price of one ticket is 1.5 EUR, one ticket is valuable on the whole urban network for 90 minutes since its validation, which has to be made before the first stop by using the machines on board.
Additional information sources:

Some information about Torino

Please explore the Tourist Office website.

Some (non-exhaustive) information about hotels in the nearbies of the Workshop location can be found in this file.

Turin is a relatively large European town (1 milion of inhabitants) near Alps (in 2006 winter olympics games were in Turin). The weather in May is already relatively warm (about 25 Celsius degrees), but can be rainy.

The history of Turin is relatively long: it appeared first time in III century b.c. as allied of Rome during second Punic war (it was destroyed by Hannibal who crossed Alps in the valley in front of it). Then it was refounded by emperor Augusto as "Augusta Taurinorum". In 312 the emperor Constantin the great won at Turin the pagan emperor Maxensius, allowing for the first time his legionaries to enhance the flag with the cross ("In hoc signo vinces"). The town refused to receive Maxentius opening the door to Constantin.

At the end of empire Turin was seat of a bishop. Then it was free city before becoming part of Savoia dukedom (vassal of Holy Roman Germanic emperor). Since XV century became the capital town of the dukedom (University was founded in 1403) and, after having sustained a long siege of French troops in 1706, with Utrecht peace (1713) capital town of Sardinia kingdom. During the whole medieval, renaissance and baroque time it was often besieged during wars between French, Spaniards and Empire, becoming periodically under French power. It was part of French Empire of Napoleon. After restoration it became the centre of Italian Unification. The king of Turin Vittorio Emanuele II unified Italy in 1859-1861 and Turin became the first capital town of the unified kingdom. In the last century, after the transfer of the capital town to Florence (and then Rome), Turin grew as industrial town. Among famous Turin physicists of the past one can remember Lagrange, Avogadro and Galileo Ferraris.

Many historical monuments remember its history as the royal palace, the palace of the queen ("Palazzo Madama"), the mole Antonelliana (a former synagogue, the highest building in bricks in the World, and nowadays site of National Cinema Museum), the holy shroud chapel and the renaissance cathedral, many baroque palaces. Many museums collect the collections of Savoia dukes (among them the most famous is Egyptian museum, the second in the World after Cairo).

Quantum 2017

The 8th edition of the "Quantum Workshop" is covered by this web page.
Thank you to all the participants for their enthusiastic contribution!