Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the SPICE-Workshop on «Quantum Acoustics – Surface Acoustic Waves Meets Solid State Qubits» which will be held from 17th-20th May, 2016 at the Schloß Waldthausen, Mainz.

The workshop aims at boosting the new field of quantum acoustics – a phonon analogue of quantum optics on chip – where single phonons in the form of high-frequency surface acoustic waves (SAWs) propagate in acoustic waveguides coupling remote qubits. The four-day workshop brings together three scientific fields which have not interacted substantially before: SAW, Solid State Spin Qubits and Superconducting Qubits.

SPICE will provide accommodation and catering for the duration of the workshop for each participant at the beautiful location of the Schloß Waldthausen in Mainz.

Applications to participate in the workshop must be made online before 14th March 2016 ( We will inform the applicants of acceptance by March 25th, 2016. Participation fee for non-speakers is 350 euros.

We kindly ask you to share this information with colleagues and students that may be interested in participating. Any questions regarding the workshop can be directed to

Best regards,

Jairo Sinova on behalf of the organizers

Göran Johansson

Christoper Bäuerle

Paulo Santos

Floris Zwanenburg