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2016 Arnold Sommerfeld School

Quantum Many-Body Physics far from Equilibrium

12.09.2016 – 16.09.2016

The Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics will host a graduate school on ''Quantum Many-Body Physics far from Equilibrium'' in the period September 12-16, 2016. It accounts for the increasing importance of non-equilibrium quantum physics in different areas of physics. It covers topics like ergodicity, many-body localization, non-equilibrium aspects of ultracold atoms and cosmology, quantum quenches and non-equilibrium physics using the gauge/gravity correspondence.



  • Dmitry Abanin (Geneva University): Entanglement, thermalization, and many-body localization [Videos]
  • Jürgen Berges (Heidelberg University): Far-from-equilibrium quantum fields: From ultracold atoms to cosmology [Videos]
  • Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA Trieste): Entanglement entropy following a quantum quench [Videos (last 10 minutes of first lecture missing due to technical problems)]
  • Mukund Rangamani (UC Davis): Non-equilibrium dynamics & Holography [Videos (last 20 minutes of last lecture missing due to technical problems)]







Michael Haack, Matthias Punk and Wilhelm Zwerger



Please send a short email to indicating your affiliation, full name and professional status (postdoc, PhD student, master student, ...) before August 15, 2016. There is no fee but you will have to arrange your trip and accomodation yourself. You can find a list of hostels and hotels close to the ASC here



Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
Theresienstr. 37
80333 München

Lecture hall: A348/349

Reachable by underground (take line U3 or U6 to stop Universität or line U2 to stop Theresienstraße) and by tram (take line 27 to stop Pinakotheken).