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Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics 2024

Date: 10th to 12th September 2024

Fourth school on quantum foundations dedicated to Prof. GianCarlo Ghirardi.

Quantum Mechanics is extremely successful in predicting experimental results and has a vast range of applications. Nonetheless, many unanswered questions remain. The school will introduce Master and PhD students to the still outstanding problems in our understanding of quantum foundations.
To give a deep look into the foundations of quantum mechanics, lectures will be given by experts in the field. An extensive time will be dedicated to selected contributed talks.

Registration is mandatory. There is no fee; participants will have to cover their travel and local expenses.

Registration open till August 23rd 2024. Please, register here.
The participation is limited to 70 people.

List of lecturers
Angelo Bassi (University of Trieste)
Fabio Benatti (University of Trieste)
Hendrik Ulbricht (University of Southampton)
Nino Zanghì (University of Genova)

List of speakers (TBC)
Davide Giordano Ario Altamura (University of Trieste)
Oliviero Angeli (University of Trieste)
Michael Drewsen (Aarhus University)
Laria Figurato (University of Trieste)
José Luis Gaona Reyes (University of Trieste)
Emanuele Pannella (University College London)
Kristian Piscicchia (Centro di Ricerca E. Fermi)
Chris Timberlake (University of Southampton)
Marko Toroš (University of Glasgow)
Bassano Vacchini (University of Milano)
Qiongyuan Wu (Queen’s University Belfast)
Giorgio Zicari (Queen’s University Belfast)

Organisers:

Matteo Carlesso – University of Trieste, Italy
Sandro Donadi – Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Program:
The scientific program will develop from Tuesday morning to Thursday afternoon. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three days of the school.

Location:

The school will take place in Room A of the F building (Physics Department, via Valerio 2) at the University of Trieste.

Accomodation
Each participant will be responsible for booking their accommodation. Some possible hotels are:

-Hotel Colombia, Via della Geppa 18, 34132 Trieste
-Palazzo Talenti 1907, Via Saverio Mercadante 1, 34122 Trieste
-Hotel Città di Parenzo, 8 Via degli Artisti 8, 34121 Trieste

Travel
Arriving by plane, one can choose to land at Trieste Airport, Venice Marco Polo Airport, or Treviso Airport. In addition, trains operated by Trenitalia travel frequently between Trieste and major Italian cities. Moreover, buses are available for local and regional transport.

Airport transit: Trieste is served by the Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, the closest and most convenient airport to the city. Visitors can reach the city by either using Bus Line G51 or train.

From airport to Trieste by bus: The bus stops are outside the airport terminal building, on the left. Bus 51 runs from the airport to downtown Trieste. At the airport, bus tickets can be purchased at the Agenzia Turismo FVG on the ground floor or from the automatic machine at the arrivals hall. The tickets must be purchased before getting on the bus.

From airport to Trieste by train: The train stop is connected to the airport through an elevated corridor. Train tickets can be purchased from the automatic machines at the train stop, or directly from the Trenitalia website.

From Venice Marco Polo airport to Trieste: Visitors can reach Trieste from Venice Marco Polo Airport by bus + train (look at the Trenitalia website for train schedules) or via Flixbus. The Mestre-Venezia airport buses take approximately half an hour from the airport to the train station of Venezia Mestre, where passengers switch to trains that run direct to Trieste. Train tickets must be purchased and validated at the validating machines before boarding trains; fines for carrying non-validated tickets are high.

From Treviso airport to Trieste: Visitors can reach Trieste from Treviso Airport by bus + train (look at the Trenitalia website for train schedules). The Treviso airport buses take approximately 15 minutes from the airport to the train station of Treviso, where passengers switch to trains that run direct to Trieste. Train tickets must be purchased and validated at the validating machines before boarding trains; fines for carrying non-validated tickets are high.

Since Trieste is quite a small city, the best way to get around it is to walk. However, take into account that the University is quite uphill and it can take a bit of time to get there.

In alternative, there are several buses that connects the University with the city centre. Tickets for the bus must be purchased in advance, as they are not available onboard. You can purchase them at the main train station in Trieste and at the many local tobacco shops (which are indicated with the symbol T). The cost of a one-way ticket is 1.45 Eur. Remember to validate it at the moment of getting on the bus in the machines located in the interior.
Local Bus No. 17/ departs from Piazza della Libertà (in front of the Trieste Central Station), and arrives at the University. 17/ schedule
Local Bus No. 17: It is better to take it from the start of Via Coroneo (the bus stop is close to the ALDI supermarket). It also arrives at the University. 17 schedule

Contact: matteo.carlesso@units.it
Sponsored:

This workshop and is kindly sponsored by INFN and QuCoM.

Department of Physics
University of Trieste
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste Italy

Phone: 0039 040 2240 315
Email: abassi@units.it
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The group is funded by

NQSTi,
QuCoM,
QUID,
QuantumFVG,
and INFN

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