534. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Quantum Many-Body Dynamics in Open Systems

Quantum Many-Body Dynamics in Open Systems

Tu, 02.04.2013 17:00  –   Fr, 05.04.2013 14:00
M. Fleischhauer (TU Kaiserslautern), J. Sirker (U Kaiserslautern), A. Widera (U Kaiserslautern)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Prof. M. Fleischhauer,


The understanding and control of quantum many-body systems far from equilibrium is an important research field in many areas of physics. Ultracold quantum gases, trapped ions as well as optical microresonators are ideal model systems to study these questions.The international workshop on “Quantum Many-Body Dynamics in Open Systems” will concentrate, in particular, on non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body systems which are coupled to external reservoirs or driven by external forces. Topics of the workshop will include

Dynamical Phenomena
Quantum quenches, theoretical methods to describe or simulate dynamics, experimental methods to detect dynamical correlations

Relaxation and Thermalization
Description of relaxation processes, thermalization in closed quantum systems

Quantum Engineering
Experimental methods of reservoir engineering, preparation of quantum states by reservoir engineering, induced criticality and phase transitions