School of Physics & Astronomy

Bridges Between Quantum and Classical Non-Equilibrium Physics

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study
Monday 7th (00:00) - Thursday 10th November 2022 (00:00)
If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail Kay Brandner (

STIAS Building-520
Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa


Uncovering the foundational principles that govern non-equilibrium systems and developing new methods for their theoretical description and experimental characterization have been long-standing quests of physical research. The last decade has witnessed substantial progress in this direction on both the classical and the quantum side. The rapid emergence of stochastic and quantum thermodynamics, wide-ranging theoretical advances in statistical, many-body and mesoscopic physics and a whole breath of new experimental techniques to manipulate biological, solid-state, opto-mechanical and cold-atom systems are only some hallmarks of this development. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from these and related areas with the overall objective to find new avenues towards bridging the long-existing divide between quantum and classical concepts in non-equilibrium physics. Besides the scheduled 45-min talks, the program leaves ample time for discussions and exchange.

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Members and contributers
 Invited SpeakersOrganizing Committee 
 Tomaz Prosen, Ljubljana (Slovenia)  Kay Brandner, University of Nottingham, UK        
 Felix Ritort, Barcelona (Spain)  Juan P. Garrahan, University of Nottingham, UK
 Sebastian Diehl, Cologne (Germany)  Eric Lutz, University of Stuttgart, Germany
 John Goold, Dublin (Ireland)  Francesco Petruccione, Stellenbosch University, SA  
 Gian Luca Giorgi, Mallorca (Spain)  Udo Seifert, University of Stuttgart, Germany
 Marí Perarnau-Llobet, Geneva (Switzerland)  Hugo Touchette, Stellenbosch University, SA
 Anatoli Polkovnikov, Boston (USA)  Igor Lesanovsky, University of Tübingen, Germany
 Aljaz Godec, Göttingen (Germany)  
 Massimiliano Esposito, Luxemberg (Luxemburg)        
 Artur Widera, Kaiserslautern (Germany)  
 Nikolai Kiesel, Vienna (Austria)  
 Janine Splettstösser, Gothenberg (Sweden)  
 Ryan Sweke, Berlin (Germany)  
 Camille Lombard Latune, Lyon (France)  
Michael Kastner, Stellenbosch (South Africa)  



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