International Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of the Discrete Time Quantum Walk

November 7-10, 2011

Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular, Valencia, Spain


What are probability and stochastic processes in Quantum Mechanics? To study the foundations of stochastic processes in Quantum Mechanics, the discrete time quantum walk (DTQW), which is the quantum analogue of the classical random walk, may be useful. This has recently been a hot research field, especially in quantum information science, and has been experimentally realized.  While this workshop is mainly focused on the theoretical side of the DTQW, we also welcome experimentalists. The organizers strongly encourage young researchers to actively join us to this workshop.

Workshop Scopes

Proposals on Physical Realizations of the DTQW

Asymptotic Behavior of the DTQW

Decoherence in the DTQW

Applications to Quantum Information Science


Abstract List

Invited Speakers

Frederik W. Strauch (Williams College, USA)

Takuya Kitagawa (Harvard University, USA)


If you are interested in an oral presentation, please send your abstract by September 1st, 2011. Abstract template is here based on the REVTex4.1. Abstract can not be more than 2 pages long.

Please send your abstract either to Yutaka Shikano ( or to Armando Perez ( by e-mail (you have to replace -at- by @).


To register please send an e-mail to Yutaka Shikano ( or to Armando Perez ( by e-mail (you have to replace -at- by @). While the speakers of this workshop are theoreticians, we also welcome experimentalists and interested reaserchers about DTQW.
Due to our budget limitation, the final number of participants will be restricted to 30 people.


  The proceedings of the workshop will be published on an special issue of the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience. Further information can be found here.

Participants List

Accommodation and Local Information


created by Shu Tanaka (University of Tokyo).
If possible, please display this poster in your university. A black and white version can be found here.


Armando Perez (Departamento de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Universidad de Valencia/CSIC)

Yutaka Shikano (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Eugenio Roldan (Departamento de Optica, Universidad de Valencia)

M.C. Banuls (MPQ, Garching)

Scientific Secretary

M. Hinarejos (Departamento de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Universidad de Valencia/CSIC)

Inquiries to

Yutaka Shikano ( or to Armando Perez ( by e-mail (you have to replace -at- by @).


Access through EDUROAM will be provided.



Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Universidad de Valencia

PROMETEO/2009-128, Generalitat Valenciana

FPA2008-03373, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation