NEPDDS2015 — Centre for Quantum Technology

NEPDDS2015 — Centre for Quantum Technology

NITheP Research Workshop: Nonequilibrium physics of driven-dissipative many-body systems

NITheP Research Workshop on “Nonequilibrium physics of driven-dissipative many-body systems”, Palm Dune Beach Lodge, South Africa, 21-25 September 2015
  1. Introduction
  2. General Information
    1. Dates and Deadlines
    2. Venue
  3. Important Dates
  4. Invited Speakers
  5. Workshop Organization
    1. Organizers
    2. Sponsors
  6. Programme
  7. Workshop photograph
  8. Registration
  9. Hotel Accommodation


In recent years, there has been much progress in realizing systems with many degrees of freedom, and in which matter can be strongly coupled to light. This has been achieved in several experimental setups: ultracold atoms in optical lattices, Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC), semiconductor quantum wells, arrays of microcavities or trapped ions, and optomechanical systems. Such systems share certain important properties. First, they can be driven far out of equilibrium by applying coherent electromagnetic fields. Second, these systems can undergo coherent and dissipative dynamics on similar time scales. Both aspects render theoretical studies of these systems challenging and have spurred important efforts to develop new approaches. This workshop will bring together a select group of leading experimentalists and theorists in the field to exchange results from state-of-the-art research and provide opportunities for discussions and new collaborations on this important topic.

General Information

Dates and Deadlines

The workshop will take place September 21 – September 25, 2015. (Monday 09/21 and Friday 09/25 will be the days of arrival and departure, respectively.)


The workshop will be hosted at the Palm Dune Beach Lodge, Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Important Dates

  • Registration deadline: 31 August 2015
  • Submission of abstracts: 31 August 2015
  • Hotel deadline: 31 August 2015

Invited Speakers


Workshop Organization


The workshop is organised by:




The programme of the workshop can be found here: timetable and program.

Workshop photograph

The workshop group photo can be found here


In order to register for the workshop please send your details as well as the title and abstract of your proposed contribution to the e-mail with the subject line “NEPDDS Registration”

Hotel Accommodation

To book the Hotel please fill out the following document and email it to Vicki Hooper (