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.

Past Events


 Date   Event  Location   Video   Slides 
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  

Paris 2021 — Conference on Ultracold atoms, Localization, and Beyond 

Paris, France  -- View slides
May 17 - 21, 2021 Research in Groups  Virtual  --  --
February 19, 2021  

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Annual Meeting 2021 (Online) 

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 View videos View slides
August 31 - Sept. 3, 2020   

MIT 2020 — Calculus of Variations, Homogenization and Disorder

Virtual View videos View slides
May 7, 2020 Wave Localization PI Meeting Virtual  --  --
May 6, 2020  

Wave Localization Midscale Collaboration Meeting

Virtual View videos View slides
February 20 - 21, 2020  

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Annual Meeting 2020

New York City, NY  -- View slides
February 19, 2020  

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

New York City, NY  --   --
October 23 - 24, 2019  

UK 2019 — Workshop: Spectral Computations In Quantum Mechanics and Applications to   Material Structure

Cambridge, UK View videos View slides
May 18, 2019  

UCSB 2019 — Midscale Collaboration Meeting

Santa Barbara, CA  --  --
May 16 - 17, 2019  

UCSB 2019 — Short Course & Workshop: Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductors

Santa Barbara, CA View videos View slides
January 14 - 18, 2019  

Paris 2019 — Research in Groups

Paris, France  --  --
January 12, 2019  

Paris 2019 — Midscale Collaboration Meeting

Paris, France  --  --
January 9 - 11, 2019  

Paris 2019 — Workshop: Spectral Properties of Disordered Systems

Paris, France View videos View slides
January 7 - 8, 2019  

Paris 2019 — Short Course: Spectral Theory and Mathematical Approaches to Localization

Paris, France View videos  View slides
September 1 - 3, 2018  

Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves Kickoff Meeting

Minneapolis, MN  --   --