Discussion Meeting on

Nonequilibrium Quantum Many Body Physics

21-25 November 2016

We are organising a meeting on nonequilibrium quantum systems at HRI in end November. While activity in this area has grown quickly worldwide there are only a few people actively engaged in it in India

The intent of the meeting is:

  • To learn from people who are already active in the field, and
  • Provide an opening for discussion and possible collaboration.


The core program consists of three topics, and the speakers indicated:

  • The Keldysh framework
    • Analytic basis: Rajdeep Sensarma (TIFR)
    • Computational methods: H.R. Krishnamurthy (IISC)
  • Periodically driven systems
    • Krishnendu Sengupta (IACS)
    • Amit Dutta (IITK)
  • Cold atom phenomena
    • Experiments: Umakant Rapol (IISERP)
    • Theory: Subhasis Sinha (IISERK)

The detailed structure of the program is yet to be worked out. It will roughly consist of lectures on the topics above in the first half of the day, and discussions and presentation by participants in the second half. The webpage shall be updated as we receive more information.


This is not a School and the lectures will assume knowledge of quantum field theory and many body physics. It is aimed at researchers who are already in the field or are interested in getting into it. We will try to accommodate a limited number of Ph.D students and postdocs, with preference for those who are already working in nonequilibrium problems. If you are interested in participating, and/or recommending a student, please write to Pinaki (pinaki@hri.res.in) by 7 Oct 2016. We wish to finalise the participants list by 10th October. Please indicate if you wish to give a seminar on work touching broadly on the themes above.


We will take care of local hospitality but travel funds (particularly for airfare) are limited. If you need some support please write in. We will support train travel by students and postdocs.


Pinaki Majumdar (HRI) and Krishnendu Sengupta (IACS)