Openness as a resource: Accessing new quantum states with dissipation

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Max Planck Institute, Cnr Nano
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15 Dec. 2021

Openness allows for mechanisms such as spontaneous relaxation and depolarization to disturb the  dynamics  of quantum systems and interfere with their, otherwise unitary,  evolution. Yet openness is not exclusively a nuisance, it can also be used as a resource: Dissipative mechanisms can be employed to fight decoherence and thus stabilize quantum states which otherwise do not survive in the asymptotic limit. Alike, those can be utilized to convert heat stemming from a dissipative environment into useful work. The agenda of this workshop is to address the following question: How can we grasp new class of quantum states by tuning dissipative mechanisms and simultaneously pushing quantum systems out of equilibrium?


Topics include: Open many-body systems, Dissipative quantum chaos, Open Floquet systems, Quantum heat engines, Quantum thermodynamics


Invited speakers

Dmitry Abanin (CH)
Dariusz Chruściński (PL)
Stephen R Clark (UK)
Adolfo del Campo (LU)
André Eckardt (DE)
Nicole Fabbri (IT)
Francesco Giazotto (IT)
John Goold (IE)
Francesco Piazza (DE)
Dario Poletti (SG)
Patrick Potts (CH)
Tomaž Prosen (SI)
Pedro Ribeiro (PT)
Davide Rossini (IT)
Alexander Schnell (DE)
Solve Selsto (NO)
Walter Strunz (DE)
Roberta Zambrini (ES)



Sergey Denisov (Oslo Metropolitan University, Department of Computer Science, Norway)

Michele Campisi (CNR Institute for Nanoscience, Pisa, Italy)

Peter Hänggi (University of Augsburg, Germany)


Organisation: Mandy Lochar MPIPKS Dresden

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