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)
Go to day
  • Monday, 11 June 2018
    • 08:30 - 10:30
        From 08:30 to 09:30 a.m.
        ONLY visitors NOT staying in the ICTP guesthouse are to register with 
        SECRETARIAT, at desk, lower level 1, Adriatico Guesthouse
        Mail boxes are located on the lower level 1, Adriatico guesthouse;
        Conference bags will be in the mail boxes ready for collection.
    • 09:30 - 15:00 SESSION CHAIR: FELIX VON OPPEN
      Location: Kaslter Lecture Hall
      • 09:30 OPENING 10'
      • 09:40 Dynamics of a charge density wave in a superinductor 40'
        Speaker: Leonid Glazman (Yale University)
      • 10:20 Why is the HLR theory particle-hole symmetric? 30'
        Speaker: Srinivas Raghu (Stanford University)
      • 10:50 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:20 Spin liquids form Majorana zero modes in a network of Cooper-pair boxes 40'
        Speaker: Yuval Oreg (Weizmann Institute)
      • 12:00 Kondo vs. RKKY in helical Luttinger liquid 30'
        Speaker: Vladimir Yudson (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 18:00 SESSION CHAIR: IGOR GORNY
      • 14:30 Synthesizing Majorana zero-energy modes in a periodically gated quantum wire 30'
        Speaker: Mariana Malard (Universidade de Brasília)
      • 15:10 Transport in a disordered ν=2/3 fractional quantum Hall junction 40'
        Speaker: Ivan Protopopov (University of Geneva)
      • 15:50 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:20 Localization and unconventional hydrodynamics in low-dimensional electronic systems 40'
        Speaker: Joel Moore (UC Berkeley)
      • 17:00 The role of electron-electron interactions in two-dimensional Dirac fermions 30'
        Speaker: Shaffique Adam (Yale - NUS)
  • Tuesday, 12 June 2018
      • 09:00 Heat Coulomb blockade of one ballistic channel 40'
        Speaker: Frederic Pierre (CNRS / Universite Paris Sud)
      • 09:40 Topology, braiding and disorder in a planar Josephson junction 40'
        Speaker: Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute)
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:45 Multiterminal Josephsonics of mesoscopic and correlated electrons 30'
        Speaker: Alex Levchenko (University of Wisconsin)
      • 11:15 Higher-order topological insulators and superconductors 40'
        Speaker: Piet Brouwer (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
      • 11:55 Higher-order bulk-boundary correspondence for topological crystalline phases 30'
        Speaker: Luka Trifunovic (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
      • 12:25 Lunch break 1h20'
      • 14:30 Visualizing nematic and ferroelectric quantum Hall phases and their boundary modes 40'
        Speaker: Ali Yazdani (Princeton University)
      • 15:10 Adventures in Floquet synthetic dimensions: from topological energy pumping to Majorana multiplexing 40'
        Speaker: Gil Refael (Caltech)
      • 15:50 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:20 POSTER SESSION (with wine, cheese, soft drinks) 2h40'
  • Wednesday, 13 June 2018
      • 09:00 Quantum simulation with quantum dot arrays 40'
        Speaker: Lieven Vandersypen (TU Delft)
      • 09:40 Many-body delocalization: Long-range interactions 40'
        Speaker: Igor Gornyi. (KIT Karlsruhe)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:50 Quantum Dynamics in Constrained Systems 40'
        Speaker: Vedika Khemani (TBC) (Harvard University)
      • 11:30 Quantum simulation of out-of-equilibrium phenomena in interacting spin chains 40'
        Speaker: Guido Pagano (JQI)
      • 12:10 Many-body localization transition with power-law interactions 30'
        Speaker: Konstantin Tikhonov (Landau Institute)
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h50'
    • 14:30 - 21:30 SESSION CHAIR: GUIDO PAGANO
      • 14:30 The Many-body localization problem: Recent numerical progresses 40'
        Speaker: Nicolas Laflorencie (University of Toulouse)
      • 15:10 Time crystals in clock models 40'
        Speaker: Angelo Russomanno (ICTP)
      • 15:50 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:20 . Floquet dynamics in many-body systems: from photo-induced superconductivity to shaking experiments with ultracold atoms 40'
        Speaker: Eugene Demler (Harvard University)
      • 17:00 Variational quantum simulation of interacting models using Pontryagin's minimum principle 30'
        Speaker: Armin Rahmani (Western Washington University)
      • 19:30 Conference dinner 2h0'
  • Thursday, 14 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 14:30 SESSION CHAIR: EUGENE DEMLER
      • 09:00 Many-body localization: A unifying perspective 40'
        Speaker: Jens Eisert (Freie Univesitaet Berlin)
      • 09:40 Quantum thermalization dynamics 40'
        Speaker: Frank Pollmann (TU Munich)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:50 Measuring non-equilibrium quantum dynamics with trapped-ion crystals 40'
        Speaker: John Bollinger (Universty of Colorado - Boulder)
      • 11:30 Entanglement and thermodynamics in non-equilibrium isolated quantum systems 40'
        Speaker: Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA)
      • 12:10 Quantum inverse freezing and mirror-glass order 30'
        Speaker: Thomas Iadecola (JQI)
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h50'
      • 14:30 Observation of universal dynamics in an isolated quantum many body system far from equilibrium 40'
        Speaker: Jörg Schmiedmayer (TU Wien)
      • 15:10 Memories of initial states in quantum dynamics of disordered systems  30'
        Speaker: Rajdeep Sensarma (TIFR)
      • 15:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:10 . Coherent oscillators and spectral hole-burning in rare earth magnets 40'
        Speaker: Markus Müller (Paul Scherrer Institute)
      • 16:50 Quantum inspired prethermalization of classical systems 30'
        Speaker: Emanuele Dalla Torre (Bar Ilan University)
  • Friday, 15 June 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00 SESSION CHAIR: PIET BROUWER
      • 09:00 Topological physics in HgTe-based quantum 40'
        Speaker: Hartmut Buhmann (University of Wuerzburg)
      • 09:40 Engineering fractional topological state by dissipation 40'
        Speaker: Yuval Gefen (Weizmann Institute)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:50 Probing quantum dynamics of strongly correlated many-body systems 40'
        Speaker: Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University)
      • 11:30 Quantum-dot based nanomotors with strong Coulomb interactions 30'
        Speaker: Hernan Calvo (IFEG-CONICET)
      • 12:00 Resilience of Majorana fermions on the face of disorder 30'
        Speaker: Seyed Akbar Jafari (Sharif University of Technology)
    • 14:30 - 17:10 SESSION CHAIR: JOEL MOORE
      • 14:30 Exotic phase on edges of a quantum spin Hall sample coupled to interacting magnetic impurities 30'
        Speaker: Oleg Yevtushenko (LMU Munich)
      • 15:00 Dynamically emergent symmetry protected states of three interacting helical modes 30'
        Speaker: Dmitri Gutman (Bar Ilan University)
      • 15:30 Quantum critical walks at the topological Anderson localization transition 30'
        Speaker: Dmitry Bagrets (Univeristy of Cologne)
      • 16:00 Closing Remarks 10'
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'