Join us in 2025 for a workshop on the island of Helgoland on the 100th anniversary of Werner Heisenberg's trip to the island, during which he developed Matrix Mechanics, the first formulation of Quantum Theory.

The workshop will focus on the increasingly fruitful intersection between the foundations of quantum mechanics and the application of these foundations in real-world settings.

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Applications are open as of April 25, 2024, and we encourage everyone interested to apply as soon as possible, preferably before the end of May 2024!

We welcome contributions by registered participants in the form of posters.

Due to the limited number of spots, all applications are screened by the organization team on a rolling basis and we expect to have a competitive selection. You will therefore first be added to a waiting list. Once your application is approved, we will let you know and you will be able to book your accommodation (we expect you to team up with roommates for shared double rooms) and transfer the registration fee of €700 . Your poster abstract (which may include references) can give us a good indication of how your work connects to the topics of this conference.

The scientific program starts with a conference banquet and first talks in a hotel in Hamburg on Monday, June 9. After staying overnight, participants will jointly take the ferry to the island of Helgoland on Tuesday morning. Scientific sessions including talks, panels and poster sessions will run until Saturday morning (June 14). Saturday afternoon will see the departure by ferry back to Hamburg. We recommend international participants to fly into Hamburg.



Note: Hotels have already been booked for invited speakers/panelists

Helgoland: Aerial View

Photo by Carsten Steger - Wikimedia Commons

Owing to the small size of the island and the limited hotel capacity, please note that we expect you to team up with roommates for shared double rooms. We will review applications on a rolling basis, starting May 1, to allow ample time for provisionally accepted participants to book accommodation.

On acceptance, we will provide you with a booking code to book a pre-reserved room in the following hotels, and can help you find a roommate. Once you have secured accommodation, your acceptance is finalized. The total amount of participants will be limited not by the lecture venue but by the accommodation on the island.

If all the above hotels are fully booked, or for larger groups, it is possible to find appartment houses.
And for the adventurous among you, we point out that Helgoland has a camping ground. Please be aware, both options need to be reserved in advance, and we are not able to reserve a contingent for participants for these alternative accommodations.

Ferry to Helgoland

Ferry to Helgoland

Photo by Sozialutopist - Wikimedia Commons

The registration fee will include a ferry transfer on the HSC "Halunder Jet" to and from the island of Helgoland, from Hamburg.

Departure from Hamburg on Tuesday, June 10th, 9:00 am
Return to Hamburg on Saturday June 14th, 4:30 pm

Get in Touch



Program Committee

Časlav Brukner - IQOQI Vienna
Steve Girvin - Yale Quantum Institute
Jack Harris - Yale Quantum Institute
Florian Marquardt – Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Organization Committee

Florian Carle – Yale Quantum Institute
Katharina Kißner - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Gesine Murphy – Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light