School of Quantum Physics:

Quantum Information, Quantum Computation, and Applications

Quynhon, 27 July - 01 August, 2020

Rencontres du Vietnam

Quantum information and quantum computation with their applications have been one of the most important topics of modern physics in the last two decades. The concepts of quantum information have been changing our view on the foundation of quantum mechanics and deepening our understanding of various areas of theoretical physics, ranging from strongly correlated systems in condensed matter physics to the physics of blackholes and quantum gravity. Effort in realising quantum computers has also been the motivation for advancing experimental techniques and engineering in quantum optics, atomic physics, nano physics and condensed matter physics.

This one-week course consists of long lectures (90 minutes) covering some basic concepts of the field followed by scientific talks (60-20 minutes) on more specialised topics. This year, the content is concentrated on the topics in quantum computation. After a lecture which sets the basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, protocols in quantum crytography and quantum computation are introduced. The theoretical lectures are followed by basic explanation of experimental realisations to promote physical intuition. Hand-on tutorials on implementation of the quantum algorithms in a noisy intermediate quantum computer are also provided. A one-day symposium by the end of the school is reserved for students and more senior researchers to present their works.

We encourage advanced students with major in physics/mathematics/computer science/engineering to apply. Basic background in quantum mechanics will be provided in the preschool and at the beginning of the course. Researchers in other fields who are interested in the topic are also welcome to apply.

Limited supports are available, please see here.

About Rencontres du Vietnam

Founded in 1993 by Jean Tran Thanh Van, the association Rencontres du Vietnam, a non-profit organization and an official partner of UNESCO, has as its objective the promotion of international exchanges between Vietnam and the international community, particularly in the areas of science and education. It also aims at the encouragement and integration of Vietnamese scientists into the international scientific community and at supporting the role of education and science by encouraging scientific awareness and stimulating passion for science in the younger generation. The Rencontres du Vietnam lies within the scope of two series of scientific meetings created by Jean Tran Thanh Van : the Rencontres de Moriond in 1966 and the Rencontres de Blois in 1989.

The creation of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) has the ambitious objective to focus on developing Science and Education by fostering exchanges between Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.


The following background education is required:

  • basic linear algebra and analysis
  • general physics at the university level
  • one programming language (basic knowledge of python is preferred)


  • Otfried Guehne (University of Siegen, Germany)
  • H. Chau Nguyen (University of Siegen, Germany)
  • Bin Ho Le (Kindai University, Japan)
  • Quoc Hung Nguyen (Hanoi National University, Vietnam)
  • More to be confirmed



International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (Quy Nhon, Vietnam)

Information for travel and accommodation can be found here.

Important Dates

  • Application open: 20 January 2020
  • Deadline to register: 15 May 2020
  • Notification of Application Results: rolling basis until 15 June 2020
  • Preschool (online) starts: 01 July 2020
  • Participants arrive in Quynhon: 26 July 2020
  • Participants depart from Quynhon: 02 August 2020

For your interest, notice also other workshops at the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education here. Also notice that from 25.07.2020-26.07.2020, there will also be a workshop on Matrix Analysis and Applications in Quantum Information Theory at University of Quynhon nearby.

Application and Registration

All participants are requested to register here by 15 May 2020 (everywhere on Earth).

Upon acceptance, participants can confirm with a payment of the registration fee of 100 USD (or 2 Milion VND ) which includes coffee, lunches, dinners, and excursion. For the possibility of waiving fee, see below.

Details of the payment methods will be given soon.


Limited supports for waiving registration fee, accommodation and travel for students are available.

In case you request for the financial support, please register and send us the required documents as soon as possible, but no later than 15 May 2020 (everywhere on Earth). See here for the detailed instructions.


  • H. Chau Nguyen (University of Siegen, Germany)
  • Bin Ho Le (Kindai University, Japan)
  • Quoc Hung Nguyen (Hanoi National University, Vietnam)
  • Quang Nguyen (CDL Entrepreneur in Residence)
  • Huy Viet Nguyen (Institute of Physics - VAST, Vietnam)
  • Van Nam Do (Phenikaa University)

Scientific advisors

  • Guehne, Otfried (University of Siegen, Germany)
  • Kleinman, Matthias (University of Siegen, Germany)
  • Pekola, Jukka (Aalto University)
  • Nguyen, Ba An (Thang Long University)
  • Le, Sy Dang (CNRS, France)
  • Dam, Thanh Son (University of Chicago)
  • Cao Van Son (KEK, Japan)
  • Bach Thanh Cong (Hanoi National University, Vietnam)


International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (Quy Nhon, Vietnam)

Vietnam National University (Hanoi, Vietnam)

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