Trinity College


An Advanced Working Group on Quantum Dynamics in Real Systems (AWGQDRS) will be held at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, on August 9-10, 2017 (Wed-Thur). This is intended to be a small meeting (limited to approximately 30 participants) combining a sparse programme of talks with plenty of time for discussions. It is in the tradition of a successful series of 'Advanced Working Groups'.

The 2-day meeting is aimed at stimulating a focused discussion on current topics related to quantum dynamics, and in particular dephasing and decoherence, broadly interpreted in relevance to real systems or realistic models. In so far as it is possible, we would like to encompass a diverse range of phenomena, spanning atomic and molecular systems and devices for quantum information; solid state systems, with particular relevance to topological order and emergent quasiparticles; and perhaps even simple biological processes. In this spirit, this meeting is aimed at stimulating a focused exploratory discussion between theorists and experimentalists in these different settings, looking for possible points of contacts in the respective techniques and concepts.

There will be a handful of overview talks, as well as a limited number of short focussed presentation, to guide and supplement the discussions. If you would like to contribute a short presentation, please supply a proposed title and short abstract.


Thanks to support from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, we can cover all accommodation and subsistence expenses for the participants, and there is no registration fee for the event. However, funds for travel reimbursement are limited and if your ability to participate is strictly subject to travel support, please contact us at your earliest convenience with an estimate for the support you require so that we can see to what extent we can help.


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Key Dates

July 1, 2017
Application deadline

July 7, 2017
Abstract submission deadline

August 9-10, 2017