Constrained Many-body Dynamics

International Workshop
March 26 - 30, 2019

Constraints form a constitutive element of many theories of matter, such as in gauge theories in high energy and correlated electron physics, frustrated systems in condensed matter physics, or a range of archetypal models in statistical physics. At present, the dynamics in many-body systems with constraints is seeing a rapid progress, driven by developments both in theory and experiment. This workshop aims to provide a platform for discussing and advancing these developments.

Topics include

  • Gauge theory dynamics

  • Quantum scars

  • Dynamics of spin liquids

  • Kinetically constrained systems

  • Confinement dynamics

  • Fractons

  • Many-body localization

  • Disorder-free localization


Invited participants

F. Alet, Toulouse, FR
M.-C. Bañuls, Garching, DE
J. Berges, Heidelberg, DE
S. Bhattacharjee, Bengaluru North, IN
T. Bilitewski, Dresden, DE
P. Calabrese, Trieste, IT
J. Chalker, Oxford, UK
N. Chepiga, Irvine, US
J. Garrahan, Nottingham, UK
A. Gorshkov, Maryland, US
S. Grigera, St Andrews, UK
A. Haldar, Kolkata, IN
V. Khemani, Boston, US
M. Knap, Munich, DE
I. Lesanovsky, Nottingham, UK
E. Lhotel, Grenoble, FR
O. Motrunich, Pasadena, US
M. Mourigal, Atlanta, US
S. Nakatsuji, Tokyo, JP
S. Parameswaran, Oxford, UK
C. Pfleiderer, Munich, DE
A. Polkovnikov, Boston, US
S. Powell, Nottingham, UK
M. Pretko, Boulder, US
A. Scardicchio, Trieste, IT
M. Schulz, Trieste, IT
M. Serbyn, Klosterneuburg, AT
N. Shannon, Okinawa, JP
A. Smith, Munich, DE
A. Szabó, Cambridge, UK
M. Udagawa, Tokyo, JP
E. van Nieuwenburg, Pasadena, US
M. Vojta, Dresden, DE
Y. Wan, Beijing, CN
S. Zhang, Baltimore, US

Scientific Coordinators

Markus Heyl
MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Roderich Moessner
MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Frank Pollmann
TU Munich, Munich, Germany


Heike Walther
MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany


The deadline for applications was Friday, February 1, 2019. The participants list is now closed.


Scientific program

Monday, March 25 (evening):
Registration and welcome reception

Tuesday, March 26 (morning) -
Friday, March 29
Workshop program

Saturday, March 30 (until noon):
Structured discussions


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