Indo-US Advanced School on Quantum and Nano Computing Systems and Applications (QANSAS 2008) : December 11-14, 2008

The Indo-US Advanced School on Quantum and Nano Computing Systems and Applications QANSAS 2008 [3] organized at Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra in collaboration with IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi and several American, Canadian, German and British Universities witnessed four days of buzzing activity in Quantum and Nano Computing with a wide spectrum of topics being discussed including vision talks, tutorials and invited talks, from photonic and NMR quantum computing to nano electronics, string theory, systems nanotechnology, quantum walk, cloning, entanglement and decoherence.

Vision talks were delivered by Dr. Charles Bennett, IBM Research; Dr. Stuart Tessmer, Michigan State University; Dr. Debabrata Goswami, IIT Kanpur; Prof. Apoorva Patel, IISc Bangalore among others.

There was active participation with 20 invited speakers from top academic and research institutes including IBM Research, Rowan University and Michigan State University USA; University of Waterloo, Canada; University of Sheffield and University of Bristol, United Kingdom; University of Kiel, Germany; IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore, TIFR Mumbai, Institute of Physics and CV Raman College, Bhubaneshwar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and DEI, Dayalbagh Campus as well as Soami Nagar Satellite Campus from India. The contacts established during the event have paved the way for working towards establishment of a Joint Centre envisaging cutting edge work in the field.