Upon application, prospective participants are asked to form pairs and together propose three papers (highlighting a preference for one of them) that they would like to deeply understand and discuss with their peers. Suitable papers should be about interesting, puzzling, or not fully explored research programs in the field of fundamental quantum physics instead of just following up on results that are strictly technical. Notice that, due to time constraints, suitable papers should not require too specific prior knowledge and should have a contained length (definitely not exceeding the maximal length of 30 pages, single column, or 15 pages, double column). Moreover, the applicants cannot propose papers of which they are co-authors. 
Finally, as the pair will together lead the discussion surrounding their selected paper, we kindly ask the applicants to make sure that they do have the necessary technical background required to make progress into understanding their proposed papers (to be clear, it is not expected that the papers have to be read prior to the event, but we would like to avoid situations such as having group leaders discussing a paper on, e.g., decoherence without strong familiarity with density matrices.) 
Papers proposed in the last edition (which will not be considered again) can be found here

Application procedure:

  • Fill in the application form.  The pair will notably be asked to provide links to the three proposed papers accompanied by a short text that motivates their choice for the workshop (e.g., why do the questions it addresses can be interesting for the community? Or, why should a controversial claim be better understood/rebutted?)
  • Also send the three proposed papers (in their most updated version) via email as attached pfd files to:, clearly indicating the preferred one.
Applications are closed
Due to the high number of applications, we are currently experiencing some delays in the selection procedure. Applicants will be notified about their possible acceptance by May 17th, contrarily to what was previously communicated. We apologize for the inconvenience.



Accepted participants will then be requested to pay a fee of 150,00 Euros (which includes accommodation, shuttle to the location, and meals for the whole week).
Depending on fund availability, a partial or total fee refund after the workshop, may be possible.
We also try to offer financial support, in particular fee waivers. Applicants should indicate whether they are in need of such support in the application form.


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