Mesoscopic cold atom systems in and out of equilibrium

Virtual International Workshop
7 - 11 September 2020

The workshop will discuss progress and future directions of mesoscopic cold atom and related systems, in and out of equilibrium. Topics of interest include experimentally accessible observables, higher-order correlations, diffusion dynamics, developing and benchmarking effective low-energy theories, thermalization, and quantum engineering protocols.

Topics include

  • How can we observe correlations between constituents such as atoms, molecules, quasi-particles or spins of mesoscopic systems?
  • Can we tune a mesoscopic system from obeying the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis to violating it?
  • How can we unambiguously observe the transition between incoherent and coherent quantum diffusion?
  • What are the limits of state relaxation and engineering in non-adiabatic Hamiltonians?
  • How can we experimentally and theoretically benchmark effective, nonequilibrium theories?

Invited speakers

P. Bienias (US)
J. Bloch (FR)
J.-S. Caux (NL)
M.A. Garcia-March (ES)
F. Gerbier (FR)
M. Greiner (US)
C. Gross (DE)
S. Jochim (DE)
B. Julia-Diaz (ES)
D. Luitz (DE)
P. Massignan (ES)
G. Morigi (DE)
M.M. Parish (AU)
C.A. Regal (US)
S. Reimann (SE)
A.M. Rey (US)
D.M. Weld (US)
H. Williams (FR)
L. You (CN)
M. Zaccanti (IT)
N.T. Zinner (DK)


Scientific Coordinators

Doerte Blume
(University of Oklahoma, USA)

Thomas Busch
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Artur Widera
(TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)


Mandy Lochar
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


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