Designer Quantum Systems Out of Equilibrium

Coordinators: Dima Abanin, Ehud Altman, Victor Galitski, Alexey Gorshkov

Scientific Advisors: Leo Radzihovsky

Historically, many-body physics focused on equilibrium and near-equilibrium properties of quantum systems. Recent remarkable experimental advances open the door to studying highly non-equilibrium quantum matter in various physical systems. In particular, designer systems, such as cold atoms and trapped ions, are providing rich playgrounds for exploring fundamental non-equilibrium phenomena, such as thermalization and its breakdown in integrable and many-body localized systems. Another fruitful direction that has emerged is to use strong driving by light to control and manipulate states of both solid-state and synthetic quantum systems. This approach has been used, for example, to enhance superconductivity, and to create topological states in optical lattices.

This conference will bring together theorists and experimentalists using different approaches to study non-equilibrium quantum phenomena. It will focus on several intertwined directions, including thermalization and its breakdown, periodically driven (“Floquet”) systems, interplay of topology and non-equilibrium, light-induced states in solid-state systems, as well as relations to quantum information. We hope that during the conference new connections between different aspects of non-equilibrium quantum physics will be revealed, leading to conceptual insights and inspiring new theoretical approaches.

During the conference there will be an opportunity to present a poster. If you are interested in presenting a poster please visit the conference website and submit your title and abstract. Each poster board is 4 feet high x 6 feet wide. We ask that the posters be no larger than 44 inches high x 34 inches wide at the most.

The deadline to submit posters has passed.

***We have reached capacity for this conference and are no longer accepting new registrations.***