Solstice of Foundations 2022

Welcome to Solstice of Foundations, a summer school on quantum foundations hosted by ETH Zurich and Squid.  It provides a solid introduction to current approaches and problems within foundational research, and is tailored for junior researchers entering the field, like masters and PhD students, as well as postdocs.

Important dates

  • Support application deadline : 15th of May 2022.
  • Registration deadline: 30th of May 2022.
  • Summer school: 20th – 24th of June 2022.

Lectures and programme

The school starts on Monday at 8:30 and ends on Friday around 15:00 CEST. A detailed schedule will be published by mid-May.

Lectures take place in room Room HCI J3, ETH Hönggerberg, Zurich. The school will be a hybrid event: all lectures will be streamed live, and the recordings will be publicly available after. Problem sessions will be both in person and online, and we will have a Discord server to support online participants.

Confirmed lecturers:

  • Generalized physical theories – John Selby, International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies, Gdansk, Poland
  • Nonlocality in quantum theory and beyond – Paul Skrzypczyk, University of Bristol, UK
  • Universality and undecidability – Gemma de Las Cuevas, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Epistemic theories – Matthew Leifer, Chapman University, USA
  • Contextuality – David Schmid, International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies, Gdansk, Poland
  • Advanced quantum information techniques for foundations – Victoria J Wright, ICFO, Spain
  • Applying quantum foundations to computational linguistics Konstantinos Meichanetzidis, Quantinuum & Cambridge Quantum Computing
  • Quantum reference frames – Esteban Castro, ETH Zurich, Switzerland