Successful first edition of the Basel Quantum Metrology and Sensing Conference.

The first edition of the Basel Quantum Metrology and Sensing Conference (BQMS 2020) took place last week (12-14.02.2020) at the University of Basel in Switzerland.  The three-day event gathered European and overseas key players in quantum sensing and quantum metrology with atomic and solid-state spin systems. It was open to all researchers in the field and offered a forum for the entire community.

The conference was a success with more than 120 participants, 13 invited and 12 contributed talks, and more than 50 posters. The one session format, the long lunch and coffee breaks and the conference dinner were the perfect settings to enable participants to take time for scientific discussions. New connections and ideas were also developed at the poster session and the lab-tours. BQMS was also an opportunity for the organisers to promote women in science by offering travel support to female participants contributing to the programme with talks and posters.

The conference was organised by Prof. Philipp Treutlein and Prof. Patrick Maletinsky from the Department of Physics of the University of Basel, in the framework of macQsimal and ASTERIQS, two projects of the EU Quantum Technologies Flagship.  A second edition is being discussed, so stay tuned.

BQMS would like to thank the institutions who contributed to this success: the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research – Quantum Science and Technology, as well as several industry sponsors. You will find more information about this past conference on the BQMS website.