Ergodicity Breaking and Anomalous Transport in Quantum Many-Body Systems

International Workshop
04 - 08  October 2021

The workshop will bring together leading experts in the fields of many-body localization (MBL) and generalized hydrodynamics (GHD), experimentalists and theorists. These two rapidly developing fields have multiple connections: they address non-equilibrium physics of many-body systems that either completely break ergodicity or show very slow thermalization, and also exhibit anomalous transport. Further, experimental platforms and computational approaches to both classes of systems have much in common.

We plan for a hybrid workshop with a number of participants on-site and the others connected via video conference.
For accepted participants, online attendance will be possible in any case. The organizers will decide and inform about an option of on-site attendance at a later stage.

Topics include

  • MBL: properties of many-body wave functions, energy levels, and related observables
  • MBL transition and critical behavior
  • Effects of periodic driving and coupling to a bath
  • Anomalously slow dynamics near the MBL transition
  • MBL and quantum information
  • GHD in integrable systems; effects of integrability breaking
  • Anomalous diffusion in GHD regime
  • Experimental realizations of MBL and GHD, including cold atoms, trapped ions, spin chains, qubit arrays.

Invited speakers

Dmitry Abanin (CH)
Alexander Altland (DE)
Ehud Altman (US)
Jens Bardarson (SE)
Soumya Bera (IN)
Immanuel Bloch (DE)
John Chalker (UK)
Anushya Chandran (US)
Jacopo De Nardis (FR)
Elmer Doggen (DE)
Benjamin Doyon (UK)
Maurizio Fagotti (FR)
Sarang Gopalakrishnan (US)
Markus Heyl (DE)
David Huse (US)
Vedika Khemani (US)
Nicolas Laflorencie (FR)
Gabriel Lemarié (SG)
Julian Leonard (US)
Mikhail Lukin (US)
William Morong (US)
Roderich Moessner (DE)
Sid Parameswaran (UK)
Frank Pollmann (DE)
Tomaž Prosen (SI)
Pedram Roushan (US)
Maksym Serbyn (AT)
Jörg Schmiedmayer (AT)
D. Alan Tennant (US)
Konstantin Tikhonov (RU)
Romain Vasseur (US)
David Weiss (US)
Norman Yao (US)
Jakub Zakrzewski (PL)
Marko Žnidarič (SI)

Scientific Coordinators

Ferdinand Evers
(Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)

Alexander Mirlin
(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany)



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


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 140 € and should be paid by all on-site participants. (No fee for remote participation.)

Costs for accommodation and meals for on-site participants will be covered by the Max Planck Institute.

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Scientific Program

The scientific program of the Workshop will be published two weeks prior to the event. 

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Technical set-up

QUTRAN21 will use Zoom as its online platform for all the talks.