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Many-Body Quantum Chaos, Bad Metals and Holography
4-6 October 2017 Nordita, Stockholm



Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


The workshop will provide a forum for discussing recent cross-disciplinary advances in describing the dynamics of strongly-coupled many-body systems using notions from condensed matter, quantum chaos and holography. Emphasis will be placed on the impact on transport of fundamental bounds and the explicit/spontaneous breaking of symmetries. We will draw lessons on transport without quasiparticles, relevant both for theoretical models (e.g. holography, Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev) and experiments on bad metals and high Tc superconductors. This three-day event will bring together international leaders in condensed matter physics and high energy theory.

This workshop is supported by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel Institute for Physics, the Wenner-Gren Foundation and Nordita.

[Timetable - available from the start of the workshop]


The meeting starts at 9.00 am on Wednesday and ends at 6.00 pm on Friday.

Invited speakers include

  • Jens Bardarson (KTH)
  • Mike Blake (MIT)
  • Sera Cremonini (Lehigh U.)
  • Richard Davison (Harvard U.)
  • Saso Grozdanov (MIT)
  • Niko Jokela (U. of Helsinki)
  • Andy Lucas (Stanford)
  • Christiana Pantelidou (Durham U.)
  • Julian Sonner (U. of Geneva)
  • Jan Zaanen (Leiden U.)
(* to be confirmed)


If you want to participate in the workshop, please fill in the application form. For further information please visit the page Application.

There is no registration fee, but application is mandatory due to strict space limitations.

Application deadline: 1 September 2017, 16:00 CEST

Travel Reimbursement

PhD students and junior postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply for travel and accommodation grants to participate in the workshop. If you are interested in such a grant, please register before August 4 and 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.


Nordita can book a limited number of rooms in the Stockholm apartment hotel BizApartments at a discounted rate, or at Matsällskapet Guestrooms. If you are interested in booking one of these rooms, you should register before August 4 and tick the corresponding box in the application form.

Further options for accommodation close to the conference venue can also be found under Accommodation.


Sponsored by:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Wenner-Gren Foundations Nordita

Dates: from 04 October 2017 09:00 to 06 October 2017 18:00
Location: Nordita, Stockholm
Room: 122:026
Chairs: GIANGRECO PULETTI, Valentina
ZINGG, Tobias

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