The first LEAPS Conference on the topic of Quantum Technology has been successfully held from 15 to 20 May, 2022, in the beautiful atmosphere of La Biodola Bay on the Elba Island, Italy. The conference, chaired by current LEAPS Chair, Leonid Rivkin and co-chaired by Massimo Ferrario (INFN – LNF) and Søren Pape Møller (Aarhus University), brought together around 100 participants from almost all Leaps members and academics from all over Europe and beyond. Over five beautiful days in Elba, beyond a solid overview on quantum technology, participants could learn and contribute on subjects like Defects – Rydberg states – Molecules; Quantum Materials and Quantum Wires, Quantum Properties of (Synchrotron) Light. In addition, a strong panel discussion was held on how Synchrotron and FEL radiation can contribute to quantum technology now and in the future.
The success of the first Leaps Conference helped to consolidate the idea and plan for a “Leaps Meets” conference series. Initially planned as a biannual eventual, the conference will be held again in 2023 in view of the restrictions imposed by the covid pandemic in the past two years.
The next conference LEAPS Meets Emerging Challenges in Life Sciences will be held again from 15 to 19 May 2023. More details and information will be announced soon. Keep tuned to the LEAPS website!