2nd SFB 1225 ISOQUANT Workshop


After our inaugural ISOQUANT Kick-Off Meeting in Obergurgl 19-24 February 2017, the 2nd SFB 1225 ISOQUANT Workshop aims at reviewing the current status of and ongoing research within the collaborative research centre as well as discussing future directions.

It is supposed to take place at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Philosophenweg 12, 69120 Heidelberg from 02-05 May 2018.

Scientific Programme

In recent years we have witnessed a dramatic convergence of research on quantum systems in extreme conditions across traditional lines of specialization. Common aspects may be observed in diverse applications - ranging from table-top experiments with ultra-cold quantum gases to quark-gluon plasmas created in collisions of ultra-relativistic nuclei at giant laboratory facilities - even though the typical energy scales and microscopic degrees of freedom vastly differ. The workshop will bring together the different theoretical approaches and experimental techniques probing isolated quantum systems in extreme conditions.

Far from equilibrium dynamics and thermalisation in isolated quantum systems:

  • Initial state and thermalisation dynamics in heavy-ion collisions: Berges, Reygers, Stachel
  • From QCD transport to particle yields: Masciocchi, Pawlowski, Stachel
  • Non-equilibrium dynamics and thermalisation in many-body quantum systems: Schmiedmayer
  • Probing quantum phase transitions with quenches: Universality far from equilibrium: Gasenzer, Oberthaler
  • Dynamics of quantum spin systems with long-range interactions: Weidemüller, Whitlock

Quantum systems with strong fields:

  • Precision physics in strong field QED and limits on the time variation of fundamental constants: Blaum, Crespo, Wetterich
  • Strong-field physics with nuclei and highly charged ions: Evers, Keitel, Palffy-Buß
  • Quantum dynamics of strong gauge fields and condensates: Berges, Pawlowski
  • Cold atom gauge theories: Berges, Oberthaler, Jendrzejewski

Phase structure, large fluctuations and quantum critical phenomena:

  • Strongly correlated fermions: Jochim, Pawlowski, Wetterich
  • From few to many: ultracold atoms in reduced dimensions: Enss, Jochim
  • Fermi-Bose mixtures with large mass ratios: Enss, Salmhofer, Weidemüller
  • Probing the QCD phase structure with heavy quarks: Braun-Munzinger, Rothkopf, Stachel
  • Flow and fluctuations in relativistic heavy ion collisions: Flörchinger, Masciocchi