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Statistical Mechanics of Quantum Dynamics
25-28 May 2016 Mariehamn, Åland


Mariehamn, Åland.

The venue is Hotel Arkipelag in Mariehamn, the capital of the province of Åland, Finland. The location is easily reachable by ferry from Stockholm, Turku (Finland), or Helsinki. There are also daily flights from Sweden and Finland.


Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in statistical mechanics aspects of quantum systems that are not covered by the well-developed quantum statistical mechanics. Key motivational questions have been quantum fluctuation relations and the generalization to the quantum domain of key concepts of non-equilibrium thermodynamics such as heat and work, all still actively investigated and where little consensus has been reached. The topic has many potential applications related to optimizing and control of quantum dynamics through interaction with the environment and through measurement. The workshop aims to bring together pioneers and leading researchers active in the field, and is also run as a school aimed at graduate and undergraduate students.


The workshop will start on the afternoon ferry from Stockholm on Wednesday, May 25, and end at lunch time on Saturday, May 28.


There is no workshop fee. Travel on the ferry from Stockholm to Mariehamn, including dinner on the ferry, is free for all participants, as are coffee and lunches at the workshop. We also plan for a workshop dinner on Thursday May 26.

The conference begins on Viking Line ferry sailing from Stockholm harbour May 25 2016, at 16.30 Swedish time. These large ferries leave sharply on time -- and wait for nobody. It is recommended that you be in the ferry terminal at 15.45, at the latest. Persons from the organizing committee will be in the ferry terminal with the tickets from 15.15, at the latest. A map of and travel directions to the ferry terminal can be found here.

Invited speakers

  • Michele Campisi, Pisa
  • Raphael Chetrite, Nice and Helsinki
  • Sergio Ciliberto, ENS-Lyon
  • Christian Flindt, Aalto
  • Francesco Giazotto, Pisa
  • Frank Hekking, Grenoble
  • Benjamin Huard, ENS-Paris
  • Jorge Kurchan, ENS-Paris
  • Klaus Mølmer, Aarhus
  • Peter Reimann, Bielefeld
  • Sorin Paraoanu, Aalto


If you want to apply for participation in the workshop, please fill in the application form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the application deadline whether your application has been approved. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants is limited (40 slots are foreseen, invited speakers are of course automatically approved, but need to register anyway.)

Application deadline: 25 March 2016

There is no registration fee.

Travel Reimbursement

PhD students and young Postdoc fellows are eligible for travel grants to participate in the program. If you are interested in such a grant, please mark the corresponding field in the application form, briefly summarize your interest in the program in the comments field, and indicate an estimation of your expected travel expenses. Since only a limited number of grants is available, decision concerning the grants will be made on a case-by-case basis and you will be notified shortly after the application deadline.


From the registration page you may book a room at one of the two hotels we have reserved for the participants. This accommodation is to be paid on spot. You may also book your accommodation in Mariehamn yourself.

Sponsored by:

The event is supported by Nordita, by the Centre for Quantum Materials (KTH, Sweden), and by the Centre for Quantum Engineering (Aalto University, Finland).

Nordita Aalto University

Dates: from 25 May 2016 17:00 to 28 May 2016 12:25
Location: Mariehamn, Åland
Chairs: ALAVA, Mikko

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