Novel Paradigms in Many-Body Physics from Open Quantum Systems

International Workshop
26 - 29 March 2018

Strongly-correlated open systems often violate fundamental rules typically governing many-body systems in thermal equilibrium. The goal of this workshop is to bring together for the first time scientists from different communities under a common denominator, this being the study of novel paradigms in many-body physics from open quantum systems. This workshop will provide an overview of the emerging concepts, possible theoretical approaches as well as experimental realisations. Apart from invited and contributed talks, the workshop will also feature introductory lectures on selected topics.

Preliminary list of speakers

Introductory lectures
Alberto Amo (C2N, Marcoussis)
Michael Fleischhauer (University of Kaiserslautern)
Corinna Kollath (University of Bonn)
Benjamin Lev (Stanford University)
Tomaž Prosen (University of Ljubljana)
Jonathan Simon (University of Chicago)

Ehud Altman (Berkeley)
Michael Buchhold (California Institute of Technology)
Darrick Chang (ICFO, Barcelona)
Cristiano Ciuti (University of Paris-Diderot)
Andrew Daley (University of Strathclyde)
Tobias Donner (ETH, Zurich)
André Eckardt (MPIPKS, Dresden)
Jonathan Keeling (University of St. Andrews)
Igor Lesanovsky (University of Nottingham)
Mohammad Maghrebi (Michigan University)
Giovanna Morigi (University of Saarland)
Oliver Morsch (University of Pisa)
Herwig Ott (University of Kaiserslautern)
Hakan Türeci (Princeton University)
Hendrik Weimer (University of Hannover)
Martin Weitz (University of Bonn)

image courtesy of Francesco Piazza

Scientific Coordinators

Emanuele Dalla Torre (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)

Francesco Piazza (MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)

Sebastian Diehl (University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)


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


The application deadline is 30 November 2017.

Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form on the event‘s web page. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 120 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.

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Scientific Program

The scientific program of the workshop will be available in February 2018, approximately.

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