NITheP Research Workshop: Open Quantum Walks

NITheP Research Workshop on “Open Quantum Walks”, Salt Rock Hotel, South Africa, 27 November – 01 December 2017
  1. Introduction
  2. General Information
    1. Dates and Deadlines
    2. Venue
  3. Important Dates
  4. Invited Speakers
    1. List of confirmed speakers:
  5. Workshop Organization
    1. Organizers
    2. Sponsors
  6. Programme
  7. Workshop photograph
  8. Abstract Submission
  9. Registration and Accommodation


The workshop is sponsored by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) and A. N. R. “Stochastic Methods in Quantum Mechanics”. It will be the first workshop dedicated to Open Quantum Walks, that were introduced in 2012 [S. Attal, F. Petruccione, C. Sabot, I. Sinayskiy,  J. Stat. Phys.  147 (2012) 832].
The aim of the workshop is to bring together the mathematicians, theoretical and experimental physicists that have researched this novel type of dissipative quantum walk and found it interesting and promising.

General Information

Dates and Deadlines

The workshop will take place 27 November – 01 December 2017. (Monday 27/11 and Friday 01/12 will be the days of arrival and departure, respectively.)


The workshop will be hosted at the Salt Rock Hotel, KZN, South Africa, which is  located on the sought after Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The Hotel is less than half an hour drive from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport en route to the rich diversity of Zululand’s Big Five game reserves and the St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site.

Important Dates

  • Registration deadline: 3 November 2017
  • Submission of abstracts: 3 November 2017
  • Hotel deadline: 3 November 2017

Invited Speakers

List of confirmed speakers:

  • Hugo Bringuier (University of Toulouse)
  • Raffaella Carbone (University of Pavia)
  • Uwe Jaekel (University of Applied Sciences Koblenz)
  • Igor Jex (Czech Technical University in Prague)
  • Yutaka Shikano (University of Tokyo)
  • Matthias Wittemer (University of Freiburg)

Workshop Organization


The workshop is organised by:



The timetable of the workshop is availiable here and programme with abstracts of the talks is availiable here.

Workshop photograph

The workshop group photo will can be found here.

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract here.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration and Accomodation form is availiable here.