Events

Upcoming Events

Wave Localization & Many-Body Localization in Quantum Information

Wave localization is ubiquitous in many physical systems. In condensed matter physics, Anderson localization of electronic states induced by the presence of a structural disorder at the atomic scale has been and still is for a large part a long-standing theoretical and experimental puzzle. The question has pervaded other fields such as optics or cold atom physics, with experimental setups trying to achieve spatial localization of light or of atomic matter waves in Bose-Einstein condensates.

In the recent years, a new type localization has attracted a lot of attention, named Many-Body Localization (MBL). It has appeared in many different domains, condensed matter physics, quantum information, cold atoms, and consists of a localization in phase space. This phenomenon, which can also be seen as a localization on a random graph, is closely related to the question of thermalization of interacting quantum systems in the presence of disorder, where the ergodic phase corresponds to a delocalized distribution in phase space while the non-ergodic phase is localized. In that regard, it is also connected to the manipulation of quantum information.

Both Anderson localization and MBL emerge from the presence of disorder. They share some common features, but still differ in their nature and their manifestations. The goal of this meeting is to introduce the theoretical foundations, the concepts and the theoretical tools to address and tackle the questions raised by localization and MBL, and to understand how some of these questions can be answered by using quantum simulators. These include (non-exhaustive list) the structure of spectra of random Schrödinger operators, dynamical aspects of localization, geometric approaches to localization, and the role of interactions.

This school will be the opportunity to bring together researchers and students from these connected but different fields, to exchange and to cross-fertilize their approaches.

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Annual Meeting 2023

Annual gathering of the collaboration to report on research.  More details will be available in fall 2022 

Past Events

 

 Date   Event  Location 

August 24, 2022

Wave Collaboration: PI Meeting

Minneapolis, MN

August 22-24, 2022

Wave Collaboration: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Minneapolis, MN

March 27 - April 1, 2022

Mathematical Physics aspects of localization

Les Diablerets, Switzerland

February 17 - 18, 2022

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Annual Meeting 2022

New York City, NY

December 9 - 10, 2021 

Workshop on Semiconductors, perovskites and 2D materials

Paris, France 

October 5 - 6, 2021

Conference on Ultracold atoms, Localization, and Beyond

Paris, France

May 17 - 21, 2021

Research in Groups 

Virtual

February 19, 2021

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Annual Meeting 2021

Virtual

February 17, 2021

Simons Foundation Lecture on LoW

Virtual

October 7 - 9, 2020

School on Anderson Localization: landscape theory, experiments with ultracold atoms

Virtual

August 31 - Sept. 3, 2020 

Calculus of Variations, Homogenization and Disorder

Virtual

May 7, 2020

Wave Localization PI Meeting

Virtual

May 6, 2020

Wave Localization Midscale Collaboration Meeting

Virtual

February 20 - 21, 2020

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Annual Meeting 2020

New York City, NY

February 19, 2020

From Einstein's Doubts to Quantum Technologies: A New Quantum Revolution

New York City, NY

October 23 - 24, 2019

Workshop: Spectral Computations In Quantum Mechanics and Applications to   Material Structure

Cambridge, UK

May 18, 2019

Midscale Collaboration Meeting

Santa Barbara, CA

May 16 - 17, 2019

Short Course & Workshop: Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductors

Santa Barbara, CA

January 14 - 18, 2019

Research in Groups

Paris, France

January 12, 2019

Midscale Collaboration Meeting

Paris, France

January 9 - 11, 2019

Workshop: Spectral Properties of Disordered Systems

Paris, France

January 7 - 8, 2019

Short Course: Spectral Theory and Mathematical Approaches to Localization

Paris, France

September 1 - 3, 2018

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Kickoff Meeting

Minneapolis, MN