International Workshop on Weak Value and Weak Measurement

March 19th - 20th, 2015 Tokyo Institute of Technology


Second Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Main Building, Oh-okayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
(Access to Tokyo Tech Oh-okayama Campus) please see here.
(Access to Main Build.) please see here (Number 1).
(Access to Second Meeting Room) As soon as entering from the main entrance of Main Build., please go up the stairs or the elevator by 3rd floor. This room is located under the clock tower of Main Building.


Weak Value and its measurement, Weak Measurement, have seen a surge of interest in recent years because of their possibility of impact on the very foundation of quantum mechanics and also of their relevance in precision measurement by the characteristic amplification mechanism. The aim of this workshop is to bring together some of the prominent world experts and internal leaders of the field to discuss the imminent issues that have surfaced recently. These include the significance of the time symmetric formulation in quantum foundations, the physical reality and interpretations of Weak Value, the effectiveness of the (AAV) amplification mechanism for precision measurement in the light of information and uncertainty, and novel possibilities of Weak Measurement for exploring fundamental aspects of quantum phenomena. The workshop intends also to provide an opportunity for intensive but casual discussions among people from different disciplines to stimulate interdisciplinary future collaborations.

Program (Final Version)

Note that JPS 70th Annial Meeting will be held from March 21st at Waseda University.

Invited Speakers

Lev Vaidman (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Yuji Hasegawa (Technische Universitat Wien, Austria)
Robert Boyd (University of Ottawa, Canada and University of Rochester, USA)
John Howell (University of Rochester, USA)
Sandu Popescu (University of Bristol, UK) (Unfortunately, his talk is cancelled.)

All speakers are invited.


Registration fee is free. However, we collect 500JPY for the coffee break fee at the registration desk. The banquet fee is 5,000JPY.

Travel Support

We are providing financial support for a limited number of domestic participants. If you need it, please state it in the registration form by Feb. 18th.


You can find the suitable hotel around the conference venue. See here.


Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences (CPIS) of SOKENDAI (the Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
NINS Youth Collaborative Project
KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization)
Institute for Molecular Science


Izumi Tsutsui (KEK (the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization), Japan, chair)
Akio Hosoya (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Keiichi Edamatsu (Tohoku University, Japan)
Nobuyuki Imoto (Osaka University, Japan)
Masataka Iinuma (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Yutaka Shikano (Institute for Molecular Science, Japan and Chapman University, USA)


Inquiries to

Yutaka Shikano
Telephone +81-564-55-7419 Please change "_at_" to "@".