Swiss Quantum Days 2023

Villars-sur-Ollon, 1-3 February 2023

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Swiss Quantum Days. Swiss Quantum Days 2023 renews the tradition of years of fruitful and inspiring NCCR QSIT General Meetings at Arosa, and broadens attendance to all researchers working in the domains of quantum. The goal is to bring together the broad quantum community within Switzerland for scientific discussions among researchers, generating new collaborative ideas, and connecting Swiss academic and industry partners.

This event will be organised around four topical areas:

Quantum information & communicationFeatured speaker: Dr. Grégoire Ribordy, ID Quantique
Quantum computation & simulationFeatured speaker: Prof. Wenchao Xu, ETH Zurich
Quantum sensingFeatured speaker: Prof. Patrick Maletinsky, UniBas
Quantum materials and technologiesFeatured speaker: Prof. Ana Akrap, University of Fribourg

Swiss Quantum Days 2023 will also feature a keynote speech by Prof. Jens Eisert from the Free University of Berlin.

This event will be a prime opportunity to develop a common vision and strategy to enhance cohesion and visibility of the quantum community.

About us

Swiss Quantum Days 2023 is co-organized by the EPFL Quantum Science and Engineering Center (QSE), the Geneva Quantum Centre (GQC), the ETH Zürich Quantum Center (QC), and the Basel Quantum Center (BQC). The Victoria Hotel and Residence will host this event.

The EPFL Center of Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) operates as a hub for establishing and promoting programs for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation in the fields of quantum science and engineering.

The Geneva Quantum Centre (GQC) conducts research at the University of Geneva that aims to develop and exploit key enabling quantum technologies for emerging applications in quantum information science.

The ETH Zürich Quantum Center (QC) coordinates the various scientific and structural activities in quantum science and technology at the school. 

The Basel Quantum Center (BQC) comprises 15 research groups in theoretical and experimental quantum physics in the departments of Physics and Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel.


The organisers of Swiss Quantum Days 2023 would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of this event:



Event Co-Chairs
Géraldine Haack is a theoretical physicist, expert in quantum thermodynamics and quantum transport in nanoscale devices. After a PhD in Geneva and several post-doctoral stays in Berlin and Grenoble, she received in 2018 a PRIMA grant from the SNSF and got promoted as FNS PRIMA Assistant Professor in June 2021. Her research focuses on understanding how quantum coherent effects and quantum correlations can be exploited in out-of-equilibirum quantum systems towards energy harvesting, heat management and quantum information processing.


Vincenzo Savona is a theoretical physicist whose research interests range from quantum optics to many-body open quantum systems, quantum information, and quantum computing. He studied physics in Pisa at the Scuola Normale Superiore, prior to completing his PhD in condensed matter physics at EPFL. He held post-doctoral fellowships at the EPFL and at the Humboldt University of Berlin as a Marie Curie Fellow. In 2002, he returned to the EPFL as an SNSF professorial fellow. In 2006, he was appointed tenure-track assistant professor at the EPFL. Since 2010 he is an EPFL associate professor, leading the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of Nanosystems. In 2021, he was appointed academic director of the EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering.


Swiss Quantum Days 2023 Scientific committee

EPFL: Jean-Philippe Brantut, Giuseppe Carleo, Adrian Ionescu
UniGe: Andrea Caviglia, Géraldine Haack, Hugo Zbinden
ETHZ: Yiwen Chu, Klaus Ensslin, Jonathan Home
UniBas: Philipp Treutlein, Dominik Zumbühl

Organizing committee team

Prof. Géradline Haack, UniGe
Dr Philippe Caroff, EPFL
Dr Philipp Kammerlander, ETH Zürich
Ms Vanessa Maier, EPFL
Ms Stephanie Parker, EPFL
Prof. Hugo Zbinden, UniGe
Prof. Philipp Treutlein, Unibas
Prof. Vincenzo Savona, EPFL