Time in Quantum Theory 2022

important dates

  • July 31st, 2022 – Registration (with submission)
  • August 20th, 2022 – Registration (without submission)
  • September 1st, 2022 – Information about accepted talks
  • September 19th – 23th, 2022 – Conference


Following the success of last year’s event in Zurich, Switzerland, this year’s Time in Quantum Theory conference will take place in person at the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien), Austria. It will cover various fields from communities who do not usually have a common platform for interaction. Key questions which we wish to address include:

  • Fundamental limitations to time keeping: how accurate can clocks be as a function of appropriate physical parameters? This includes but is not limited to, models for clocks, quantum information theory and thermodynamics.
  • How can we understand time through quantum experiments?
  • Foundational aspects of time: what can/do philosophy and quantum foundations say about time? How does this reflect itself in theoretical models? How can the conception of time in quantum mechanics be reconciled with that of general relativity?

The conference will consist of invited talks by experts as well as contributed talks, poster sessions, and extended discussion sessions.

Invited speakers

  • Ralph Silva, ETH Zürich (CH) – Thermodynamics of Quantum Clocks (Theory)
  • Costantino Budroni, IQOQI Vienna (AUT) – Temporal Correlations (Theory)
  • Anne Curtis, National Physical Laboratory (UK) – Optical and atomic clocks (Experimental)
  • Giulia Rubino, University of Bristol (UK) – Causality

We will keep you posted here and on social media, via the Quantum Information and Thermodynamics (QuIT) group Twitter page about new confirmed speakers.


Marcus Huber1, Paul Erker1,3, Emanuel Schwarzhans1,3, Maximilian Lock1, Polina Pogrebinskaya1, Florian Meier1,2

1 TU Vienna, 2 ETH Zürich, 3 IQOQI Vienna