Application Deadline: November 30th, 2014ACP Application site
Abstract:The quantum dynamics of many body systems is an unexplored frontier where new physical laws are waiting to be revealed. In recent years, experiments in cold atoms and in solid-state systems began exploring this field, with the ability to resolve the time evolution of complex interacting quantum systems. On the theoretical side, new paradigms of correlated dynamical behavior were propounded and derived, seeking the universal aspects of defect formation, equilibration and thermalization, as well as localization effects. Simultaneously, powerful numerical methods have been developed. The Aspen winter meeting will bring together the leading practitioners in this field from these three backgrounds to discuss the emerging universal laws governing quantum dynamics of many body systems.
Welcome Reception - 5 - 7pm at the Physics Center
Morning session: 8:00-10:30 (Light-matter I)
"Floquet-Bloch states on the surface of topological insulators".
"Soliton motion, dissipation, self-acceleration and death in a fermionic superfluid"
Evening session: 16:30-19:00 (Ultra cold atoms I)
"The rise and the fall of scaling symmetry in atomic quantum gas "
“Enhancing Superconductivity using Light”
"Observation of a Generalized Gibbs Ensemble"
Discussion: Dynamics in solids and in cold atoms
Morning session: (Quantum optics I)
"Quantum dynamics of interacting dipolar systems"
"Topological Phases of Sound and Light"
"Measuring topological invariants in photonic systems"
Evening session: (light-matter II)
"Progress Towards Topological Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics"
"Probing the Topology of Synthetic Graphene with a Bose-Einstein Condensate"
"Correlations and Superfluidity of Driven-Dissipative Condensates"
"Phase Sensitive Probes of the Central Spin Problem"
Morning session: (Quantum Optics II)
Non-equilibrium dynamics in topological systems
"Polaritons in two dimensional electron systems."
"Dissipative many-body dynamics of Rydberg gases and Rydberg polaritons"
"Entanglement and coherence in many-body dipolar systems"
4:30pm Physics Cafe (Smitha Vishveshwara and Jon Simon)
5:30pm Public talk: Matthew Fisher
Morning session: (MBL I)
"Many-body localization in periodically driven systems"
"Quantum Critical glasses and many-body delocalization transitions"
"Slow dynamics in many-body localized systems"
"AC driven and multi-terminal Josephson junctions"
Evening Session: (MBL II)
"Encoding the structure of many-body localization with matrix product operators"
"Many-body localization of interacting fermions in a quasi-random optical lattice"
"Confronting theory and experiment on many-body localization"
Morning Session: (MBL III)
"Many body localization beyond exact eigenstates and closed systems"
"Many body localization: from translation invariance to state transfer"
"1/f noise in systems close to the MBL transition"
Evening session: (Cold atoms II)
"Polar molecules in highly filled optical lattice".
“Cascade of solitonic excitations in a fermionic superfluid”
"Two-orbital physics and SU(N)-symmetric spin-exchange interactions in
Morning session: (Quantum dynamics)
The session will start at 9am
"Non-equilibrium steady state design of electronic properties"