Shedding Quantum Light on Strongly Correlated Materials

International Workshop
22 - 26 August 2022

This workshop aims at identifying new research directions, as well as developing a comprehensive framework for constructing, probing, and modelling strong-coupling QED in correlated quantum materials, thereby establishing a common ground for physicists working in the fields of quantum optics and condensed matter.

Key questions

• Which degrees of freedom of the correlated material can be efficiently coupled to quantum fluctuations in cavities?

• How should QED be formulated within a strongly correlated material and in the absence of a clear perturbative parameter?

• What is the role of the driven/dissipative nature of the light confined within materials?

• Which novel phases of matter can be induced or stabilized using cavity-QED?

• Are there possibilites for observing novel quantum nonlinear optical phenomena?

Invited speakers (* to be confirmed)

S. Diehl (DE)
T. Donner (CH)
M. Eckstein (DE)
J. Faist (CH)
M. Hafezi (US)
A. Hemmerich (DE)
J. Keeling (UK)
G. Morigi (DE)
G. Pupillo (FR)
P. Rabl (AT)
S. Ravets (FR)
H. Ritsch (AT)
D. Sanvitto (IT)
F. Schlawin* (DE)
M. Sentef (DE)
M. Szymanska (UK)
O. Zilberberg* (CH)

Scientific Coordinators

Atac Imamoglu
(ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Dieter Jaksch
(University of Oxford, UK & University of Hamburg, Germany)

Francesco Piazza
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany)


Claudia Domaschke

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


Application is closed.

We aim for an in person workshop with all participants on-site.

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 for approved attendees by the Max Planck Institute.

Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses..

Scientific Program

The preliminary program is now available




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