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

Institut Henri Poincare

October 5 - 6, 2021 
Organizers: Alain Aspect, Thomas Bourdel, Vincent Josse, and Baptiste Lecoutre

Within the framework of the Simons collaboration on localization of waves, we organize a conference on the physics of disorder, transport, and thermalization in quantum systems with an unexclusive focus on ultracold atoms.

We will discuss localization phenomena with and without interaction. There will be tutorials on many-body localization and on the landscape theory of localization, talks, and a poster session.

The conference will be held at the Institut Henry Poincaré in the center of Paris on the 5th and 6th of October (unless the sanitary situation prevents it).

Participants at all levels, including students, are encouraged to participate and to propose posters that could be transformed into short talks. Although the conference is free of charge, participants are required to register as the number of places is limited. Please send an e-mail to The sanitary pass will be demanded (vaccination certificate or negative covid test).

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Tuesday, October 5th (All times in CEST — GMT+2)


10:00 - 11:00: Anderson localization theory: introduction to the landscape theory of localization — Svitlana Mayboroba (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)

11:00 - 11:45: Disorder induced localization of light by cold atoms: a road map — Robin Kaiser (Institut de Physique de Nice — Université Côte d'Azur)

11:45 - 12:30: Short talks

12:30 - 15:00: Lunch Break & Poster Session

15:00 - 15:45: Mechanisms of ergodicity breaking in quantum many-body systems — Dmitry Abanin (Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva)

15:45 - 16:20: Symmetries, transport and localization in disordered quantum system — Radu Chicereanu (Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, Université de Lille)

16:20 - 17:00: Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:25: Effective thermalization of many body dynamically localized Bose gas — Adam Rançon (Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, Université de Lille)

17:25 - 18:00: Persitent currents in annular Fermi superfluid — Giacomo Roati (LENS, INO-CNR)

18:00 - 18:30: Quantitative Study of Anderson localization in a bichromatic speckle disorder — Baptiste Lecoutre (Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Université Paris Saclay)

Wednesday, 6th

09:00 - 10:00: Wave control in disordered media for wireless communications — Mathias Fink (Institut Langevin, ESPCI Paris, PSL University)

10:00 - 10:35: Quantum boomerang effect : beyond the standard Anderson model — Patrizia Vignolo (Institut de Physique de Nice, Université Côte d'Azur)

10:35 - 11:05: Coffee break

11:05 - 12:05: Many-body dynamical localization — Victor Galitski (Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland)

12:00 - 14:00: Lunch break

14:00 - 14:35: Generalized hydrodynamics in 1D Bose gases — Isabelle Bouchoule (Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Université Paris Saclay)

14:35 - 15:10: Quantum simulation of manybody neon-equilibrium dynamics in tilted 1D Fermi-Hubbard model — Bharath Hebbe Madhusudhana (Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Munich)

15:10 - 15:45: Quantum gases in a correlated disorder: localization and non-equilibrium dynamics — Giuliano Orso (Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Université de Paris)