Discord Conference

I was invited to the Quantum Discord conference in Singapore, organized by Kavan Modi of CQT.

This conference last January brought a big part of the community together for the first time. It was very exiting, with a lot of nice informal discussions, and the great food that characterizes Singapore.

Also, there it was announced a blog dedicated solely to Quantum Discord. This is a good resource to follow all the new papers on the subject.

Decoherence Benasque (2)

Quantum Coherence and Decoherence 2010 at Benasque will be over tomorrow. It is a shame, the environment in this conference is very productive and has lead to many interesting discussion. I feel if I stayed a bit longer we would be able to finish some results.

I highly recommend this conference, and I think other conferences could learn a few things from the productive and laid-back atmosphere here.


Discord Day at Benasque

I’m at Benasque, Spain for the Quantum Coherence and Decoherence 2010 conference. The participants are people I feel I should have met a long time ago. Also, the center is in a beautiful new building with many areas for discussion, all with blackboards.

This is my first time at Benasque, and the philosophy of the conference is great: this is a place for people to meet and get new collaborations going. The program is informal, but well attended. The talks are decided depending on the group’s interests. Yesterday, it was Discord Day:

If you want to succeed in the world, you don’t have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.
-Leo Szilard

Program: Quantum Effects in Biological Systems

This thursday, the second conference on Quantum Effects in Biological System will be held here at Harvard University. We are very excited to have experts from all over the world here. The aim of this series of conferences is to establish the new field of Quantum Biology. The conference program can be found here.