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University hosts international conference on quantum mechanics

The University is hosting an international conference on interdisciplinary applications of quantum structures. Over 70 papers will be presented during the conference.

The International Quantum Structure Association has organised the '13th Biennial IQSA Conference on Quantum Structures' from July 11-15 at College Court. The event is partially funded by the Institute for Quantum Social and Cognitive Science (IQSCS). The Institute IQSCS was established in 2014 with the support of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities and the School of Management of the University of Leicester. IQSCS promotes and develops high-level research on the identification of quantum structures in non-physical domains, in particular, in socio-economic and cognitive domains.

'Quantum Structures 2016 Leicester' integrates all fields of quantum mechanics and its applications. It provides an important opportunity for researchers to disseminate their results and to obtain feedback both from their peers and from senior members of the community.

The event will include the keynote lectures from Professor Philippe Grangier (Institut d’Optique, France) and Professor Emmanuel Pothos (City University London). The event will also include the award of the Birkhoff-von Neumann Prize 2016 to Dr Markus Mueller (University of Western Ontario, Canada) and Dr Paolo Perinotti (University of Pavia, Italy).

Owing to its interdisciplinary and foundational character, the objective of the conference is to encourage communication between researchers throughout the world whose research is related to quantum structures and their applications in a variety of disciplines, from natural to social sciences.

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