Quantum Optimal Control

From Mathematical Foundations to Quantum Technologies

May 21–24, 2024


Tobias Breiten (TUB)
Patrick Gelß (ZIB)
Markus Kantner (WIAS)
Christiane P. Koch (FUB)

This workshop is part of the Thematic Einstein Semester “Mathematics for Quantum Technologies” (Summer 2024) funded by the Cluster of Excellence MATH+ and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. A central objective of the workshop is to promote an exchange between mathematicians, physicists and engineers across disciplines on the subject of optimal control of quantum systems.


Topics of the workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • quantum optimal control algorithms and numerical methods
  • quantum feedback control and measurement
  • hybrid quantum-classical algorithms
  • analysis of controllability and expressivity in quantum control problems
  • control of open quantum systems
  • PDE-constrained optimization
  • applications in quantum technologies
  • experimental realizations of optimal control theory

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Christian Arenz (Arizona State University)
  • Alfio Borzì (U Würzburg)
  • Ugo Boscain (CNRS, Sorbonne University)
  • Tommaso Calarco (FZ Jülich/ U Cologne)
  • Michael Goerz (DEVCOM US Army Research Lab)
  • Ronnie Kosloff (Hebrew University Jerusalem)
  • Ilya Kuprov (U Southampton)
  • Anja Metelmann (KIT Karlsruhe)
  • Pierre Rouchon (Mines ParisTech)
  • Sophie Schirmer (Swansea University)
  • Oliver Tse (TU Eindhoven)
  • Brigitta Whaley (UC Berkeley)
  • Carrie Weidner (U Bristol)
  • Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (FZ Jülich/ U Saarland)

(This list is continuously updated.)


Please click below for a draft schedule.

Call for Abstracts

We welcome a limited number of contributed talks and posters for the workshop.
Details and abstract submission deadlines will be announced soon.


Registration is not yet open.

Poster Session and Welcome Reception




Social Event


Workshop Dinner



The workshop will take place in the Lecture Hall of the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB).


Takustraße 7
D-14195 Berlin


Public Transport:
U3 Dahlem-Dorf
S1 Botanischer Garten

Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)

Contact and Further Information

Secretariat: Marianne Braun
Arnimallee 14
Room 1.4.33
D–14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 838 58271