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.

Applications to participate in the workshop and information on the speakers, venue, and schedule will be available on this website starting May 1, 2024.

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The registration for the conference will open on May 1, 2024. The registration fee will cover the conference dinner in Hamburg on June 9th, the transfer to Helgoland on June 10th and back to Hamburg on June 14th by ferry as well as coffee breaks and dinner in the evening on Helgoland from Tuesday until Saturday.

Register here (May 1, 2024)


Helgoland: Aerial View

Owing to the small size of the island and the limited hotel capacity, please note that some accommodations will be 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

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

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Program Committee

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

Organization Committee

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