Disordered quantum many-body systems (13w5058)


Michael Aizenman (Princeton University)

(University of California, Davis)

(University of Arizona)

Gunter Stolz (University of Alabama at Birmingham)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Disordered quantum many-body systems" workshop from October 27th to November 1st, 2013.

Quantum effects have become increasingly important in modern micro- and
nonotechnology, due to the smaller and smaller scales encountered. For example,
they are crucial in understanding electrical conductivity properties in materials such
as crystals, alloys and amorphous media. A particularly important role in this context
is played by the effects of disorder as caused by the presence of impurities in a
material. Other significant quantum effects are due to interactions between particles
in macroscopic many-body systems. A field where this is exploited is quantum information
theory, where systems of this type describe the information transport between large
numbers of quantum bits.

The central objective of the proposed workshop is to stimulate research on open problems
related to disordered many-body quantum systems. A goal is to discuss recent progress
made in both many-body theory and the theory of disordered systems, combining
techniques and approaches from the different areas, with an eye towards possible cross

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).