Q-Turn 2020

November 23, 2020 - November 27, 2020

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Q-Turn 2020: Going Online! – Q-Turn (q-turn.org)

Q-turn is a unique international quantum information workshop series. Our core mission is to foster an inclusive community and highlight outstanding research that may be under-appreciated in other high-impact venues due to systemic biases.

As researchers who value the power of education and collaboration, we aim to facilitate a dialogue in the community over issues that affect us as a society, collectively making progress to resolve them. For this reason, Q-turn holds an awareness program in addition to the focused quantum science program. Q-turn’s awareness program promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality, responsible research, workers’ rights, as well as physical and mental health in quantum science and technology. Q-turn’s quantum science program highlights top-quality experimental and theoretical work on quantum information technology and foundations. Researchers in these fields and intersecting ones are welcome to submit their work.

The first edition of the workshop, Q-turn 2018, took place in Florianópolis, Brazil, and is going online with an international focus this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. As organizers, it is our commitment to continue this mission and make Q-turn 2020 an event where every participant feels welcome.


The scientific aspect of the workshop will cover topics related to quantum information theory, foundations of quantum mechanics, and quantum computation. We invite experimentalists and theorists working on:

  • Quantum computation and simulation, algorithms, and complexity
  • Quantum information theory
  • Concepts, methods, and tools against decoherence
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum communication (QKD systems, memories, repeaters, etc)
  • Quantum metrology and sensors
  • Quantum technologies (photonics, ions, and neutrals, superconductor/semiconductor-based qubits, solid-state systems, optomechanics, etc)
  • Quantum foundations (correlations, causality, generalised probabilistic theories, quantum thermodynamics, quantum gravity)


November 23, 2020
November 27, 2020