Non-Hermitian Topology:
from Classical Optics to Quantum Matter

International Workshop
14 - 18 August 2023

Exploring topological properties that are unique to dissipative systems described by effective non-Hermitian Hamiltonians has become a broad frontier of research. This workshop will bring together researchers working on various aspects of non-Hermitian topology to discuss the foundations and exchange the latest ideas in this thriving field.

Topics include

  • Non-Hermitian Systems
  • Topological Phases
  • Dissipative Quantum Matter
  • Quantum Noise
  • Exceptional Points
  • Metamaterials
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Topological Photonics
  • Quasiparticles
  • Bulk-Boundary Correspondence

Confirmed invited speakers

Johan Carlström (SE)
Pavel Cejnar (CZ)
Shu Chen (CN)
Christiane de Morais Smith (NL)
Sebastian Diehl (DE)
Ramy El-Ganainy (US)
Selma Franca (FR)
Jack Harris (US)
Benedetta Flebus (US)
Kohei Kawabata (US)
Flore Kunst (DE)
Ching Hua Lee (SG)
David Luitz (DE)
Anja Metelmann (DE)
Masatoshi Sato (JP)
Henning Schomerus (UK)
Masahito Ueda (JP)
Zhong Wang (CN)
Jan Wiersig (DE)


Scientific Coordinators

Emil Bergholtz
(Stockholm, SE)

Jan Carl Budich
(Dresden, DE)

Francesco Piazza
(Dresden, DE)


Claudia Domaschke

(MPIPKS Dresden)


Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form. The application deadline is 15th May 2023. 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.

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Scientific Program

Program structure:

Sunday, 13th August - arrival (recommended)

Monday, 14th August - 9 am program start

Friday, 18th August - noontime program closure & departure

The detailed program will be available by mid July 2023, approximately.

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