International Conference and Workshop Quanta and Matter: Through Physics to Future Emerging Technologies (QuantArm 2014) held in Septmeber 22-26, 2014. It was organized by the Institute for Physical Research, NAS of Armenia (IPR) within the IPERA project funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme (grant agreement No. 295025) which is primarily aimed at further integration of the IPR into the European Research Area through:
- Expansion and deepening of the existing bilateral agreement and establishment of new international collaboration,
- Active involvement in the EU Horizon 2020 projects,
- Stimulation of innovative research and setting up links between research institutions and industry,
- Wider participation of students and young researchers in European collaboration programmes.
To meet these objectives QuantArm 2014 was a scientific conference combined with a workshop and summer school.
After the opening at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia on Sept 22nd, participants were transferred to Tsaghkadzor.
In total 75 participants from Germany, France, Australia, Japan, USA, UK, Denmark, Russia, Belarus, Switzerland, Italy, Armenia, Hungary, Israel had the chance to be present at talks by keynote speakers, regular talks, and poster presentations on research topics
- Quantum information,
- Atomic and matter wave physics,
- Scintillating materials,
- Applied photonics and materials,
- Advanced photonics for security, information and communication technologies,
- Advanced materials and nanotechnologies.
As all the guests claimed, it was a first class conference, very well organized, especially from the scientific point of view. Leading researchers in the fields were present and introduced latest scientific breakthroughs and news. Besides the conference and summer school brokerage events held place which aim was discussion of possible proposals and forming possible consortiums for H2020 open calls. Thus one can expect new European Union H2020 programs to launch in a year or so at the IPR.
Students of Physics departments of YSU, RAU, ASPU, etc. had the chance to be present at summer school lectures in Yerevan where key researchers from Germany, France, Italy and Russia told the students the new physical phenomena beyond the university textbooks.