Starts 11 Jun 2018
Ends 15 Jun 2018
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Via Grignano, 9 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The Conference will address the physics of disordered quantum many-body systems, with an emphasis on quantum dynamics of systems that are under active experimental investigation. The focus will be on the fundamental physics exhibited by novel systems and on emerging phenomena.

Quantum dynamics of disordered many-body systems remains a vibrant research area. In particular, recent years have witnessed an outstanding interest in Anderson localization, one of most fundamental and ubiquitous phenomena in modern condensed matter physics in the many-body setting. Experimentally, it has become possible to explore the remarkably rich interplay of interaction and localization phenomena in a variety of quantum many-body systems. Concepts of quantum information theory, such as entanglement entropy and spectra, play a prominent role in the characterization of phases of strongly interacting disordered matter. The interplay of disorder and interaction effects becomes particularly intricate in systems with non-trivial topology, such as surfaces and edges of topological insulators. The Conference will bring together theorists and experimentalists to discuss recent progress and future perspectives.

  • Disordered quantum many-body systems, including cold atoms in magneto-optical traps, disordered semiconductors, electron glasses in amorphous systems, graphene, topological insulators, disordered superconducting lms and wires, and various implementations of quantum circuits;
  • Many-body localization;
  • Periodically driven systems, time crystals;
  • Quantum information and entanglement;
  • Topological phases;
  • Transport in disordered interacting systems;
  • Superconductor-insulator transitions;
  • Disordered bosons, super uid-Bose glass transitions;
  • Quantum quenches, far-from-equilibrium phenomena.
List of Speakers

John Bollinger (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Piet Brouwer (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
Eugene Demler (Harvard University, USA)
Jens Eisert Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Rosario Fazio (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
Yuval Gefen (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Leonid Glazman (Yale University, USA)
Igor Gornyi (KIT Karlsruhe, Germany)
Moty Heiblum (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Vedika Khemani (Harvard University, USA)
Curt von Keyserlingk (Univ. Birmingham, UK)
Nicolas Laflorencie (Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France)
Leonid Levitov (MIT, USA)
Netanel Lindner (Technion, Israel)
Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University, USA)
Giovanni Modugno (UniFI, Florence, Italy)
Laurens Molenkamp (University of Würzburg, Germany) 
Joel Moore (University of California, Berkeley, USA) 
Markus Müller  (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
Yuval Oreg (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Guido Pagano (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Frederic Pierre (CNRS / Université Paris-Sud, France)
Frank Pollmann (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Ivan Protopopov (Geneva, Switzerland)
Gil Refael (Caltech, USA)
Jörg Schmiedmayer (Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria)
Dan Shahar (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Lieven Vandersypen (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Ali Yazdani (Princeton University, USA)
**DEADLINE: 12/02/2018**


Alexander Mirlin (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Felix von Oppen (Freie Universität Berlin), Local Organiser: Marcello Dalmonte