18-19 December 2014, King's College London
The subject of non-equilibrium quantum systems has seen a surge of research activity in recent years. This has been triggered in part by surprising advances in the understanding of classical systems out of equilibrium, including fluctuation relations generalizing Onsager's relations and exact results in a variety of models. Recent research has demonstrated the possibility of extending these to the quantum realm, where the interplay between quantum dynamics and many-body non-equilibrium physics is crucial. Techniques and ideas of quantum integrability and field theory have played important roles, as well as advances in numerical algorithms.
This workshop on the mathematical physics of non-equilibrium quantum systems will bring together theoretical and mathematical physicists in order to make the point on the recent technical advances and their relations with fundamental ideas. The workshop will encourage communication between various communities working in the area. Although the emphasis is on quantum systems, classical aspects will be covered as well in order to provide a good overview of the subject.
This workshop is a group event of the Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group of the Institute of Physics (IoP) and a Focus Workshop of the EPSRC NetworkPlus on Emergence and Physics far from Equilibrium.
Financial support is generously provided by the IOP and the EPSRC NetworkPlus. The workshop is also co-sponsored by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems (CANES) at King’s College London.
Invited speakers include:
Denis Bernard (ENS Paris)
Édouard Boulat (Université Paris Diderot)
John Cardy (University of Oxford)
Jens Eisert (Freie Universität Berlin)*
Fabian Essler (University of Oxford)
Juan P. Garrahan (Nottingham University)
Andrew Green (University College London)
Vladimir Gritsev (Universiteit van Amsterdam)*
Giovanni Jona-Lasinio (La Sapienza, Università di Roma)
Corinna Kollath (Universität Bonn)*
Karyn Le Hur (CPHT École Polytechnique de Paris, CNRS)
Tomaž Prosen (Univerza v Ljubljani)
Dirk Schuricht (Universiteit Utrecht)
*Unfortunately, for personal reasons these invited speakers have had to cancel their workshop participation.
IoP Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group committee:
Roger Behrend (Cardiff University of University)
Joe Bhaseen (King's College London)
Patrick Dorey (Durham University)
Benjamin Doyon (King's College London)
Clare Dunning (University of Kent)
Anne Taormina (Durham University)
Robert Weston (Heriot-Watt University)
Joe Bhaseen (King's College London, Physics Department)
Benjamin Doyon (King's College London, Mathematics Department)