Plenary Speakers

Ion traps
Dietrich Leibfried, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Superconducting systems
Jay Gambetta, IBM

Atomic systems
Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Optomechanical systems
Markus Aspelmeyer, University of Vienna

Program Chairs

Fabio Sciarrino, University of Rome La Sapienza
David Lucas, University of Oxford


Ian Walmsley (OSA President), University of Oxford
Irfan Siddiqi, University of California Berkeley
Nicolas Treps, Sorbonne Université


Like its predecessors, the fifth meeting of the “Quantum Information and Measurement” conference is sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and attracts a vibrant and broad audience.

With the rapid progress in quantum technologies, both theoretical and experimental, we plan on broadening the scientific scope envisioned for this meeting. The conference topics will cover the latest in theoretical developments and experimental implementations of quantum information technology, including the advanced engineering needed to realize such technologies.

In addition to the conference’s traditional focus on quantum optics and photonics, the fifth QIM conference will also include other platforms for quantum technologies, broadly construed, including topics such as solid state systems (superconductors, semi-conductors), atoms and ions (including gravity gradiometers and gyroscopes, and computing and simulation engines).