Topology and non-equilibrium dynamics in engineered quantum systems

International Workshop
10 - 14 October 2022

The topological classification of states of matter on the one hand and the characterization of quantum systems far away from equilibrium on the other are active and exciting subfields of modern quantum many-body physics. Recently, we have seen a number of remarkable discoveries at the crossroads between the two, regarding the topological characterization of systems far away from equilibrium. Many of these phenomena are already realized or are likely to find a realization in engineered quantum- many-body systems, such as atomic quantum gases in optical lattices, trapped ions, and driven-dissipative photonic systems such as superconducting circuits.

Topics include

  • Floquet engineering of topological matter
  • Anomalous Floquet topological systems
  • Dynamical topological phase transitions
  • Topological properties of dissipative quantum systems
  • Non-equilibrium steady states and phase transitions
  • Non-Hermitian topological band structures
  • Higher-order topological insulators
  • Non-equilibrium probes of topological matter
  • Disordered and localized quantum systems
  • Engineered quantum systems

Invited speakers

Emil Bergholtz (SE)
Jacqueline Bloch (FR)
Iacopo Carusotto (IT)
Nigel Cooper (UK)
Tilman Esslinger (CH)
Nathan Goldman (BE)
Nathan Harshman (US)
Atac Imamoglu (CH)
Gyu-Boong Jo (HK)
Gediminas Juzeliūnas (LT)
Vedika Khemani (US)
Roderich Moessner (DE)
Anne Nielsen (DK)
Nur Ünal (UK)
Ian B. Spielman (US)
Oded Zilberberg (DE)
Martin Zwierlein (US)


Supported by the DFG Research Unit FOR 2414.

Scientific Coordinators

Monika Aidelsburger
(Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany)

André Eckardt
(Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

Walter Hofstetter
(Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)


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


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