AQuS 2016

Workshop on Analog Quantum Simulators for Many-Body Dynamics

(Full version of conference photo)

Quantum simulators promise to achieve a deep understanding and quantitative description of the complex physical world at the micro-level and its ramifications at the macro-level, as well as in technology, that has so far been elusive using classical numerical tools and analytical study. Proof-of-principle experiments have demonstrated the essential ingredients of this idea. Recent years have seen an enormous progress in preparing, controlling and measuring quantum many-body systems with unprecedented accuracy and control.

The workshop's theme concerns different ways to achieve analog quantum simulators as well as their fundamental properties and demands. More specifically, this includes topics such as

Quantum simulation, certification, robustness, and complexity
Quantum simulation of continuous and lattice atomic gases
Exciton-Polariton condensates and their dynamics
Quantum fluids of light
Universality out of equilibrium
Analogue gravity

The workshop took place at the International Academic Forum Heidelberg, situated in the old town of Heidelberg at the foot of the castle hill, from 5. to 8. September 2016.


Invited speakers include:

Alberto Amo (Marcoussis)

Rainer Blatt (Innsbruck)

Jean-Sébastien Caux (Amsterdam)

Iacopo Carusotto (Trento)

Cristiano Ciuti (Paris)

Leticia Cugliandolo (Paris)

Andrew Daley (Strathclyde)

Eugene Demler (Harvard)

Jens Eisert (Berlin)

Fabian Essler (Oxford)

Philipp Hauke (Innsbruck)

Petar Jurcevic (Innsbruck)

Markus Karl (Heidelberg)

Austen Lamacraft (Cambridge)

Henrik Lüschen (München)

Sylvain Nascimbène (Paris)

Nir Navon (Cambridge)

Tobias Osborne (Hannover)

Tomoki Ozawa (Trento)

Tomaz Prosen (Ljubljana)

Thomas Schweigler (Wien)

Martin Weitz (Bonn)

Michiel Wouters (Antwerpen)

Scientific board

Alberto Amo (Marcoussis)
Jürgen Berges (Heidelberg)
Jacqueline Bloch (Marcoussis)
Iacopo Carusotto (Trento)
Jens Eisert (Berlin)
Thomas Gasenzer (Heidelberg)
Markus Oberthaler (Heidelberg)
Jörg Schmiedmayer (Vienna)
Ulrich Schneider (Cambridge/LMU)


Thomas Gasenzer (Heidelberg)

Registration (open until 18 July 2016)

To register for the workshop, as an invited speaker or participant, please click here. (There will be a conference fee of 100 EUR for regular participants, payable at the workshop or per bank transfer.)

Accommodation and Travel

For more information on accommodation and travel see here.


The workshop is funded by the Horizon-2020 Framework Programme of the European Union (FET-Proactive programme Quantum Simulation, AQuS project), by the Heidelberg Center for Quantum Dynamics, and the University of Heidelberg.

Conference Assistant

Christiane Jäger
Universität Heidelberg
Synthetic Quantum Systems

Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik
Im Neuenheimer Feld 227
69120 Heidelberg

tel:        +49 6221 54 5172
fax:       +49 6221 54 5179