627. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Low-dimensional Quantum Systems: Models and Materials

Low-dimensional Quantum Systems: Models and Materials

Su, 30.10.2016 15:30  –   Fr, 04.11.2016 12:30
Frank Göhmann, Andreas Klümper (U Wuppertal), Bernd Büchner, Christian Heß (IFW Dresden)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

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Christian Heß,


Low-dimensional quantum systems as we understand them are spatially one- or two-dimensional many-body systems. In nature they are realized in strongly anisotropic solids or at their surfaces. In recent years interesting low-dimensional quantum systems can also be artificially created using ultra-cold atoms in traps. Many properties of solids crucially depend on their effective dimensionality. Examples for non-interacting systems are the nature of van-Howe singularities at band edges or the sheer possibility of Bose condensation (impossible in 1d, at T = 0 in 2d, at T > 0 in 3d). For interacting systems the implications of the effective dimensionality are even more severe. In one- and two-dimensional systems we have phases and elementary excitations which do not exist in higher dimensions. This has serious consequences e.g. for the transport properties or for the relaxation dynamics of such systems.

In this workshop we aim to bring together experimentalists and theorists interested in low-dimensional quantum systems realized in solids and systems of ultra-cold atoms. For their mutual benefit we hope for an intensive exchange between theory and experiment. Subjects to be discussed will include
Heat and spin transport in low-dimensional quantum magnets
Current methodological developments in theory and experiment
Calculation and measurement of correlation functions in equilibrium systems
Relaxation dynamics of local observables in integrable many-body systems
Dimensional cross-over
Low-dimensional systems as edge systems
Applications of low-dimensional quantum systems

Prof. Jean-Sebastien Caux, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Mechthild Enderle, ILL Grenoble
Prof. Holger Fehske, Universität Greifswald
Dr. Jochen Geck, IFW Dresden
Dr. Vladislav Kataev, IFW Dresden
Prof. Bernhard Keimer, MPI-FKF Stuttgart
Prof. Michael Köhl, Universität Bonn
Prof. Corinna Kollath, Universität Bonn
Prof. Bella Lake, HZB Berlin
Dr. Thomas Lorenz, Universität zu Köln
Prof. Masaki Oshikawa, ISSP, University of Tokyo
Prof. Sander Otte, Delft University
Prof. Peter Prelovsek, Ljubljana University
Prof. Tomaz Prosen, Ljubljana University
Dr. Imke Schneider, TU Kaiserslautern
Prof. Jesko Sirker, University of Manitoba
Prof. Dirk Schuricht, Utrecht University
Dr. Anja Wolter-Giraud, IFW Dresden
Prof. Andrey Zheludev, ETH Zürich
Prof. Xenophon Zotos, University of Heraklion