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International workshop on

Quantum Dynamics in Terms of Phase-Space Distributions

Dresden, Germany

May 22 - 26, 2000

Scientific Coordinators:

Thomas Dittrich               H. Jürgen Korsch       Klaus Richter        
Universidad de los Andes              Universität Kaiserslautern       MPI für Physik komplexer Systeme        
Bogotá, Colombia            Kaiserslautern, Germany       Dresden, Germany        

A number of recent developments in quantum dynamics emphasize the aspect of the time evolution of distributions in phase space, quantum as well as classical. They allow for alternative approaches to propagation and spectral statistics, among others, circumventing the concept of periodic orbits and complementing it at the same time. The conceptual closeness of Liouvillian to quantum phase-space dynamics opens new routes in semiclassics, possibly to a unified treatment of chaotic, mixed, and integrable systems. There are promising applications, in particular to quantum optics, to molecular and to mesoscopic physics.

With this workshop, we intend to create a comprehensive, coherent image of the various lines of development, and to facilitate the contact between basic and more applied research in the field. Topics of the workshop include Liouville dynamics and its regularization for chaotic systems, quantization of KAM systems, action correlations, coherent-state propagation in chaotic systems, phase-space entropies, dissipative quantum dynamics in phase space.

Preliminary list of invited speakers:

M. V. Berry (Bristol)
P. Brumer* (Toronto)
P. Cvitanovic (Evanston)
B. Eckhardt (Marburg)
S. Fishman (Haifa)
T. Geisel (Göttingen)
F. Grossmann (Dresden)
F. Haake (Essen)
P. Hänggi (Augsburg)
E. J. Heller (Harvard)
D. Jakobson (Chicago)
J. P. Keating (Bristol)
J. R. Klauder (Gainesville)
A. R. Kolovsky         (Kaiserslautern)
M. Kus (Warsaw)
P. Leboeuf (Orsay)
R. G. Littlejohn (Berkeley)
W. H. Miller (Berkeley)
A. M. Ozorio de Almeida (Rio de Janeiro)
E. Pollak (Rehovot)
M. M. Sano (Kyoto)
W. P. Schleich (Ulm)
B. Segev (Beer-Sheva)
M. Sieber (Dresden)
B. D. Simons (Cambridge)
U. Smilansky (Rehovot)
F. Steiner (Ulm)
G. Tanner (Nottingham)
S. Tomsovic (Pullman)
J. Wilkie (Burnaby)
S. Zelditch (Baltimore)
* to be confirmed

Beside the talks a poster session will be organized. The number of participants of the meeting is limited. Applications for participation should be sent to the address below. The registration fee is DM 150. Costs for accommodation and lunch will be covered by the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Limited funding to partially cover travel expenses is available upon request.

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2000

For further information and application forms please contact:

Visitors Program, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Nöthnitzer Str. 38, D-01187 Dresden, Germany
Tel: +49-351-871-2105
Fax: +49-351-871-2199
conference e-mail:

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