Quantum Chaos and Holography

International Workshop
30 May - 03 Jun 2022

This five-day workshop will facilitate an intensive exchange of ideas between string theorists, condensed matter physicists, atomic physicists, mathematical physicists and researchers with other areas of expertise actively working on theory and applications of quantum chaos. The main goals of the workshop is both to introduce researches from different communities to key models and results and to outline unresolved problems actively investigated by these different communities. Such a meeting should allow us to consolidate new ways of quantifying many-body quantum chaos and highlight their implications for important questions of different disciplines. The main themes include studying signatures of chaos in quantum many-body systems, developing physical applications to thermalization and transport, developing new theoretical techniques for studying quantum chaos in complex systems, and exploring implications of chaos to related  fields, such as quantum information and the quantum mechanics of black holes. We now describe key issues of each of these themes more explicitly.


Topics include

  • Chaos, black holes and quantum gravity
  • Signatures of chaos in quantum many-body systems
  • Chaos and thermalization
  • Chaos and transport
  • Chaos and quantum information
  • Theoretical techniques for studying quantum chaotic systems
  • Transition from integrable to chaotic systems

Invited speakers


Alexander Altland (DE)
Micha Berkooz (IL)
Mike Blake (UK)
Vir Bulchandani (US)
Pieter Claeys (UK)
Adolfo del Campo (LUX)
Anatoly Dymarsky (US)
Johanna Erdmenger (DE)
Ben Freivogel (NL)
Felix Fritzsch (SVN)
Yan Fyodorov (UK)
Samuel Garratt (US)
Olivier Giraud (FR)
Saso Grozdanov (SVN)
Eugene Kanzieper (IL)
Stefan Kehrein (DE)
Pavel Kos (DE)
Jan Louw (DE)
Thomas Mertens (BE)
Mark Mezei (US)
Silvia Pappalardi (FR)
Tomaž  Prosen (SVN)
Klaus Richter (DE)
Marcos Rigol (US)
Juan-Diego Urbina (DE)

Scientific Coordinators

Hong Liu
(MIT, Cambridge, USA)

Anatoli Polkovnikov
(Boston University, Boston, USA)

Moshe Rozali
(The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)


Claudia Domaschke
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


Applications is closed.

We plan for an in person workshop with all participants on-site.

The number of attendees is limited.

The registration fee for the international workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all participants.

Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute.

Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.


Scientific Program

The scientific program is available here.


How to reach us (for on-site participants)


Useful information for your way to the venue.

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