Openness as a resource: Accessing new quantum states with dissipation

International Workshop
31 January - 4 February 2022

Openness allows for mechanisms such as spontaneous relaxation and depolarization to disturb the  dynamics  of quantum systems and interfere with their, otherwise unitary,  evolution. Yet openness is not exclusively a nuisance, it can also be used as a resource: Dissipative mechanisms can be employed to fight decoherence and thus stabilize quantum states which otherwise do not survive in the asymptotic limit. Alike, those can be utilized to convert heat stemming from a dissipative environment into useful work. The agenda of this workshop is to address the following question: How can we grasp new class of quantum states by tuning dissipative mechanisms and simultaneously pushing quantum systems out of equilibrium?

Topics include

  • Open many-body systems
  • Dissipative quantum chaos
  • Open Floquet systems
  • Quantum heat engines
  • Quantum thermodynamics

Invited speakers

Dmitry Abanin (CH)
Claudia Artiaco (SE)
Adolfo del Campo (LU)
André Eckardt (DE)
Masudul Haque (DE)
Francesco Piazza (DE)
Dario Poletti (SG)
Patrick Potts (CH)
Tomaž Prosen (SI)
Pedro Ribeiro (PT)
Alexander Schnell (DE)
Solve Selsto (NO)
Walter Strunz (DE)


Scientific Coordinators

Sergey Denisov
(Oslo Metropolitan University, Department of Computer Science, Norway)

Michele Campisi
(CNR Institute for Nanoscience, Pisa, Italy)

Peter Hänggi
(University of Augsburg, Germany)


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


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