Non-Equilibrium Emergence in Quantum Design

Workshop, June 21st - 23rd 2022

Design of quantum many body states which elude conventional thermodynamics, has nowadays become a reality in a number of experimental platforms operating in the far-from-equilibrium regime. This workshop merges experts from three different topical areas exploring non-equilibrium control and engineering, ranging from the microscopic to the macroscopic.
At SPICE we will gather scholars working on fundaments of many-body quantum correlations and frontiers of quantum simulation in closed and open systems, encompassing applications to quantum technologies.
The goal of the conference is foster dialogue at the interface of these different research sectors, focusing on three keynote themes: (1) present and future of quantum many body simulators and their expected impact in the NISQ (noisy intermediate-scale quantum) era; (2) state of art of quantum thermalization and scrambling from the standpoint of statistical mechanics, and its role in the development of a novel generation of quantum devices; (3) survival and control of quantum many-body correlations in strongly driven-open settings.
The structure of the workshop revolves around alternating sessions on these thematic areas, offering a kaleidoscope of three workshops entangled into one. Our invited speakers are equally selected between fundamental and application-oriented areas. We encourage young scientists from all over the world to join us, and we look forward engaging them at our dedicated poster sessions.

This workshop is organized by SPICE as part of the Gutenberg International Conference Center (GICC) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The GICC is funded through the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) university allowance in the Excellence Strategy program and aims at fostering JGU as a national and international research hub. By organizing regular conferences and workshops in fields of excellent JGU research, the GICC provides a platform to build interest networks and collaborations – to promote exchange and dialog among academics and research groups from all over the world.


Matthew Fisher, UCSB
Jamir Marino, JGU
Gil Refael, Caltech

Invited Speakers

Dmitry Abanin, Univ. of Geneva
Ehud Altman, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Pasquale Calabrese, SISSA
Darrick Chang, ICFO
Kyung Soo Choi, University of Waterloo
Marcello Dalmonte, ICTP/Triest
Eugene Demler, ETH Zurich
Sebastian Diehl, Univ. of Cologne
Mohammad Faghfoor Maghrebi, MSU
Rosario Fazio, ICTP/Triest
Michael Fleischhauer, Univ. of Kaiserslautern
Victor Galitski, Univ. of Maryland
Yuval Gefen, Weizmann Institute of Science
Michael J Gullans, NIST/UMD
Liang Jiang, Univ. of Chicago
Shane P. Kelly, JGU
Vedika Khemani, Stanford Univ.
Alicia Kollár, Univ. of Maryland
Netanel Lindner, Technion
Katarzyna Macieszczak, Univ. of Cambridge
Giovanna Morigi, Univ. of Saarland
Crystal Noel, Duke Univ.
Markus Oberthaler, Univ. of Heidelberg
Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, JGU
Giulia Semeghini, Harvard