Bridging the Gap: Nano Meets Quantum

19 September 2022 - 22 September 2022
from 09:00 to 17:00

This workshop brings together young researchers of CeNS and MCQST with experienced scientists from the fields of physics and chemistry.

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Venice International University

Isola di San Servolo




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Bridging the Gap: Nano Meets Quantum

CeNS/MCQST Workshop

This workshop brings together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and the Opens external link in new windowMunich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) with experienced scientists from the fields of physics and chemistry. The talks of the workshop are intended to give the graduate students and post-doctoral researchers of CeNS and MCQST an overview of current research topics on nanometer-scale and quantum science.

Under the workshop title "Bridging the Gap: Nano meets Quantum", renowned scientists from all over the world will convene on the beautiful island of San Servolo to exchange ideas and to discuss their latest research progress.


The workshop takes place at the Venice International University (VIU) located on the small island "San Servolo". The island is connected to the historic center of Venice by boat No. 20. The boat ride takes 10 minutes.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Mete Atatüre, University of Cambridge
  • Manfred Bayer, TU Dortmund
  • Dominik Bucher, TU Munich
  • Peng Chen, Cornell University
  • Dmitri Efetov, LMU Munich
  • Rainer Hillenbrand, CIC nanoGUNE
  • Johannes Hohlbein, Wageningen University
  • Eitan Lerner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Suljo Linic, University of Michigan
  • Anja Metelmann, KIT
  • Annamaria Petrozza, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
  • Michael Sheetz, University of Texas
  • Simon Scheuring, Cornell University
  • Nadine Schwierz, Augsburg University
  • Carsten Sönnichsen, Universität Mainz
  • Dimitrios Stamou, University of Copenhagen
  • Gary Steele, TU Delft
  • Johannes Stigler, LMU Munich
  • Toeno van der Sar, TU Delft
  • Silvia Viola-Kusminskiy, MPI for the Science of Light
  • Richard Warburton, University of Basel

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the following CeNS and MCQST members:

  • Prof. Thorben Cordes, LMU/CeNS
  • Prof. Emiliano Cortés, LMU/CeNS
  • Prof. Jonathan Finley, TUM/MCQST
  • Prof. Hans-Gregor Hübl, TUM/MCQST
  • Prof. Ulrich Schollwöck, LMU/CeNS/MCQST
  • Prof. Joachim Rädler, LMU/CeNS

Audience and Fees

The workshop is open to graduate students, postdocs and PIs from CeNS and MCQST.

Fees (Graduate Students):

Participation fee: €50,00

Accommodation fee: €120,00

Train ticket: €144,00

Waterbus ticket: €60,00

Total: €374,00

Fees (Postdocs & PIs):

Participation fee: €100,00

Accommodation fee: €220,00

Train ticket: €144,00

Waterbus ticket: €60,00

Total: €524,00


The workshop will start on Monday, September 19 at 9.00 am and will end on Thursday, September 22 at 7.00 pm and will combine invited talks and poster presentations.

Poster Sessions

In addition to the talks, all participants are invited to present a poster at one of the two poster sessions taking place on Tuesday and Thursday.

Group Travel to Venice by Train

We have made reservations for a direct train to and from Venice, so that all participants from Munich and Augsburg can take this train to travel together to Venice.

The train (EuroCity) leaves Munich Main Station on Sunday, September 18 at 11:34 am and will arrive in Venezia Santa Lucia at 6:25 pm. From the train station to San Servolo, it takes about 30 min to reach the hotels

The return train will leave Venice on Friday, September 23 at 1:35 pm and will reach Munich at 8:25 pm.

Travelling by Air

Several airlines offer flights to Marco Polo International Airport at Venice. From the airport, regular boats (e.g. ALILAGUNA) connect to the island of Venice. The conference location San Servolo is reached via boat No. 20 from close to the Piazzale San Marco.


We have booked rooms for speakers and participants from Sunday evening (Sept. 18) to Friday morning (Sept. 23). The rooms are located in three hotels in the heart of historic Venice.

Accommodation for speakers

The speakers of the workshop are invited to stay in the hotels Don Orione or Domus Ciliota where CeNS has booked single and double rooms from Sunday evening (18th) to Friday morning (23rd). Please inform Constantin Jahn (Con.Jahn[at] as soon as possible about your arrival and departure dates and whether you will need a single or double room.

Accommodation for participants

For students (PhD and Master students), twin rooms in the hotels Don Orione or Domus Ciliota, and Foresteria Valdese will be at disposal. Senior researchers will be accommodated in single rooms (or double rooms upon request).

Local Transport

The historic center of Venice is quite small so that you can walk to most of the interesting places. In addition, you can take the waterbuses (called Vaporetto) across the famous Canal Grande or take other lines to travel to the small islands closeby. The transfer from the airport to the historic part of Venice is possible via bus or waterbus. Once in Venice, you have to take the waterbus No. 20 to reach the conference venue on San Servolo. You can check the timetables via this website and buy online.

7-days vaporetto tickets for participants

For those participants going to Venice by train on Sunday 18th, the CeNS staff will book Vaporetto-Tickets (valid for the entire stay) in advance and hand them out after arrival in Venice. These tickets are valid for all buses and waterbuses in Venice and also for the boat traffic through Canal Grande, to San Servolo and to other islands.

In case that you do not book a conference ticket, you can buy waterbus tickets in Venice at the ACTV counters found at major waterbus/bus stations. A one-way ticket in Venice (more than one stop) costs EUR 7,50.

Boat to conference location (Linea 20)

The boat from Venice to San Servolo (No. 20) leaves from the stop "San Zaccaria" close to the Piazza San Marco; the stop is in front of the "Londra Palace Hotel". Please check the timetable available here.


Register here by July 21.

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