Scientific Calendar Event

Description Deadline to apply:  28 March 2017

Recent developments in 'Many Body Localization' will be presented by leading theorists and experimentalists working in this rapidly developing field. Comprehensive review lectures, topical contributed talks and poster sessons are planned. All courses will be taught in English.

The phenomenon of Many Body Localization (MBL) is fundamental to understanding thermodynamics and kinetics of interacting quantum systems with vast potential applications to quantum computation and quantum engineering.  From the theory viewpoint, it resulted from a non-trivial development of ideas of Anderson localization, entanglement and phase transitions in interacting quantum systems. Experimentally, its observation would require the system under study to be very well isolated and to allow an unprecedented level of control. The natural experimental playground for MBL is represented by systems of ultra-cold atoms and Josephson junctions. The progress in this field so far came essentially from theoretical consideration, and now, we must promote MBL to the world of experimental physics.

Applicants who are interested in presenting a poster, should kindly submit a very short abstract (max one page, PDF format), by uploading the file in the "Upload Abstract" field on the online application form.

• Anderson localization
• Entanglement
• Phase transitions in interacting quantum systems
• Thermodynamcs and kinetics in interacting quantum systems

A very limited number of grants are available to support the travel and living expenses of a few selected participants, with strong priority given to participants working in a developing country.

  • D. Abanin (Geneva)
  • F. Alet (Toulouse)
  • J. Bardarson (MPI, Dresden)
  • D. Basko (Grenoble)
  • I. Bloch (Munich)
  • E. Bogomolny (Paris)
  • A. Chandran (Boston)
  • W. De Roeck (Leuven)
  • S. Flach (Daejeon)
  • L. Ioffe (Paris)
  • V. Khemani (Princeton)
  • C. Laumann (Boston)
  • G. Lemarie (Toulouse)
  • I. Lerner (Birmingham)
  • M. Lukin (Harvard)
  • V. Mastropietro (Milan)
  • M. Müller (PSI Villigen)
  • A. Pal (Oxford)
  • V. Ros (Paris)
  • L. Sanchez-Palencia (Palaiseau)
  • M. Serbin (Berkeley)
  • D. Shahar (Rehovot)
  • G. Shlyapnikov (Paris)
  • V. Smelyanskiy (Los Angeles)
  • M. Znidaric (Ljubljana)
Go to day
  • Monday, 10 July 2017
    • 08:15 - 17:30 Day I - Monday 10
      • 08:15 Registration and Administrative Formalities - please read General Information Sheet 40'
        Material: General Information Sheet.pdf
      • 08:55 Opening 5'
      • 09:00 Localization in Periodically Driven Systems: Chiral Floquet Insulators and Time Crystals 50'
        Speaker: Dmitry ABANIN (DPT, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland)
        Material: ABANIN abstract.pdf
      • 09:50 Natural orbital Occupations in Many-body Localized Eigenstates and Dynamics 50'
        Speaker: Jens BARDARSON (MPI Physics of Complex Systems, CM Dept., Dresden, Germany)
        Material: BARDARSON abstract.pdf
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 Localization and Symmetry Breaking in the Quasiperiodic Ising Glass 50'
        Speaker: Christopher LAUMANN (Boston University, Physics, Boston, USA)
      • 12:00 Lunch break 2h0'
      • 14:00 News from a Finite Temperature Insulator 50'
        Speaker: Dan SHAHAR (The Weizmann Institute of Science, CM Physics, Rehovot, Israel)
      • 14:50 Chaotic Non-Ergodic Intermediate Phase in Disordered Quantum Many Body Systems and Random Regular Graphs 50'
        Speaker: Lev B. IOFFE (LPTHE, Paris, France)
      • 15:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:10 Multifractal Metal in a Disordered Josephson Junctions Array 30'
        Speaker: Manuel PINO GARCIA (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain)
        Material: PINO GARCIA abstract.pdf
      • 16:40 Thermal Inclusions; Or, How a Central Spin can Destroy the Many-body Localized Phase 50'
        Speaker: Anushya CHANDRAN (Boston Univ., Physics, Boston, U.S.A.)
        Material: CHANDRAN abstract.pdf
  • Tuesday, 11 July 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:30 Chairman Morning: A. CHANDRAN Afternoon: F. ALET
      • 09:00 Transport in Clean and Disordered Systems 50'
        Speaker: Marko ZNIDARIC (Univ. Ljubljana, Physics, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
        Material: ZNIDARIC abstract.pdf
      • 09:50 Driven Phases of Quantum Matter 50'
        Speaker: Vedika KHEMANI (Harvard Univ., Physics, MA-Cambridge, USA)
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 Scaling Theory of the Anderson Transition in Random Graphs: Ergodicity and Universality 50'
        Speaker: Gabriel LEMARIE (LPT Toulouse, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
        Material: LEMARIE abstract.pdf
      • 12:00 Lunch break 2h0'
      • 14:00 Many Body Localization Using Tensor Networks 50'
        Speaker: Arijeet PAL (Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford, U.K.)
      • 14:50 Phase-fluctuating Condensates are Fragmented: A Benchmark for Self-consistent Many-body Calculations 30'
        Speaker: Uwe Robert FISCHER (Seoul National University, Physics, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
        Material: FISCHER abstract.pdf
      • 15:20 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:50 The Importance of Being Ergodic: Localization and Thermalization in an Open Quantum System 30'
        Speaker: Andrea DE LUCA (Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford, U.K.)
        Material: DE LUCA abstract.pdf
      • 16:20 From Time Crystals to Quantum Simulators: Exploring Many-body Dynamics of Strongly Interacting Systems 50'
        Speaker: Mikhail LUKIN (Harvard Univ., Lyman Lab, Physics, MA-Cambridge, USA)
        Material: LUKIN abstract.pdf
  • Wednesday, 12 July 2017
    • 09:00 - 20:30 Chairman Morning: D. ABANIN Afternoon: W. DE ROECK
      • 09:00 Searching for Many-body Localization in Lattice Models: Two examples 50'
        Speaker: Fabien ALET (Lab. Physique Theorique IRSAMC, Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
      • 09:50 Localization of Correlations in Interacting Bose Superfluids after a Quantum Quench in the Presence of Disorder 50'
        Speaker: Laurent SANCHEZ PALENCIA (Center for Theoretical Physics, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
        Material: SANCHEZ-PALENCIA.pdf
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 Instability of the Many-Body-Localization Phase Against Ergodic Grains 50'
        Speaker: Wojciech DE ROECK (Univ. Leuven, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Leuven, Belgium)
      • 12:00 Lunch break 2h0'
      • 14:00 Interacting Fermions with Quasi-random Disorder: A Quantum KAM 50'
        Speaker: Vieri MASTROPIETRO (Univ. Milano, Dipt. Matematica, Milano, Italy)
        Material: MASTROPIETRO abstract.pdf
      • 14:50 Self-consistent-theory approach to many-body localization 30'
        Speaker: Peter PRELOVSEK (Univ. Ljubljana, Physics, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
        Material: PRELOVSEK abstract.pdf
      • 15:20 Simulation of Quantum Chaotic Dynamics with Superconducting Qubits: A Blueprint for Quantum Supremacy 30'
        Speaker: Kostyantyn KECHEDZHI (USRA and QUAIL, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, U.S.A.)
        Material: KECHEDZHI abstract.pdf
      • 15:50 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:20 POSTER SESSION 1h20'
        Material: POSTER PRESENTATIONS.pdf
      • 19:00 Reception 1h30' ( Cafeteria/Terrace, Leonardo Building )
  • Thursday, 13 July 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:30 Chairman Morning: A. PAL Afternoon: M. ZNIDARIC
      • 09:00 Nonlinear Disordered Discrete Quantum Walks 50'
        Speaker: Sergej FLACH (IBS Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems PCS, Daejeon, South Korea)
        Material: FLACH abstract.pdf
      • 09:50 Electron-electron collisions in Metallic Quantum Dots: Effect on Quantum Turnstile Operation 50'
        Speaker: Denis BASKO (LPMMC, CNRS, Grenoble, France)
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 Many-body Delocalization as a Quantum Avalanche 50'
        Speaker: Dr. Markus MUELLER (PSI Paul Scherrer Institut, CM Theory Group, Villigen, Switzlerand)
        Material: MUELLER abstract.pdf
      • 12:00 Lunch break 2h0'
      • 14:00 Algebraic Localization in Disordered One-dimensional Systems with Long-range Hops 50'
        Speaker: Georgy SHLYAPNIKOV (LPTMS, Orsay, France)
        Material: SHLYAPNIKOV abstract.pdf
      • 14:50 Quantum Speedup for Population Transfer and Extended States in Quantum Spin Model with Transverse Field 50'
        Speaker: Vadim N. SMELIANSKY (Google LA, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Venice CA, U.S.A.)
      • 15:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:10 Impact of Impurities in Multi-channel Luttinger Liquid 50'
        Speaker: Igor LERNER (School of Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Birmingham, U.K.)
      • 17:00 Sub-diffusion and Non-equilibrium Probes of Phases in Aubry-Andre-Harper Model 30'
        Speaker: Manas Shreekanth KULKARNI (ICTS, TIFR Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India)
        Material: KULKARNI abstract.pdf
  • Friday, 14 July 2017
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Chairman Morning: M. MUELLER
      • 09:00 Probing Many-Body Localisation from an Ultracold Atom Perspective 50'
        Speaker: Immanuel BLOCH (MPI fuer Quantenoptik, Garching bei Munchen, Germany)
        Material: BLOCH abstract.pdf
      • 09:50 Dynamics across Many-Body Localization Transition 50'
        Speaker: Maksym SERBYN (Physics, Univ. of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.)
        Material: SERBYN abstract.pdf
      • 10:40 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:10 The Temperature of a Single Chaotic Eigenstate 30'
        Speaker: Felix IZRAILEV (Instituto de Fisica, Univ. Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico)
      • 11:40 Probing and Controlling Localization in Disordered Quantum Magnets 50'
        Speaker: Valentina ROS (CEA, Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
        Material: ROS abstract.pdf
      • 12:30 Closing Remarks 15'