Modern Developments in Quantum Chaos


20 Sep - 24 Sep 2021


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Sven Gnutzmann, U Nottingham • Prof. Dr. Thomas Guhr, U Duisburg‐Essen • Prof. Dr. Henning Schomerus, Lancaster University • Prof. Dr. Karol Życzkowski, U Krakau

Quantum chaos is a central research topic of modern quantum physics. It lies at the heart of the description of complex quantum systems, as encountered in atomic and nuclear physics, quantum optics, the phase-coherent dynamics of electrons and photons in condensed-matter systems including topological materials, as well as complex many-body systems, ranging from atoms and nuclei over spin chains to such as stipulated for quantum models of black holes. Conceptually, it provides the framework for unifying descriptions of such settings, and ties these to deep questions such as ergodicity and universality.

In this workshop, we explore the rapid advancements in this field to emphasize the contributions of one of its main proponents, the late Prof. Fritz Haake, who shaped it from its very beginnings. The workshop will address problems and applications at the forefront of diverse current research directions such as quantum and atom optics, topological materials, and many-body physics. The audience combines some of his former collaborators and students, who now are main drivers of these directions, with a diverse set of younger researchers working in these fields.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.