XVIII gIambiagi winter school

quantum chaos & control

July 25-29 2016, Buenos aires



  1.     Andreas Buchleitner

        Determinism, chaos disorder

  1.     Adolfo Del Campo

        Shortcut to adiabaticity and quantum speed limits L1, L2, L3

  1.     Rodolfo Jalabert

        Introduction to semiclassical mechanics

  1.     Horacio Pastawski

        Irreversibility and chaos in quantum mechanics

  1.      Gregor Tanner

        Wave Chaos in Engineering Applications L1, L2, L3

  1.     Juan Diego Urbina

        Many body semiclassics


  1.   Gabriel Carlo

     Quantum to classical correspondence in dissipative directed transport

  1.   Nahuel Freitas

     Quantum refrigerators: the ultimate limit for cooling and the origin of the third law

  1.   Omar Osenda

     Controlled quantum state transfer in spin chains

  1.   Cyril Petitjean

      Weak localization in the transport of interacting Bose-Einstein condensates

  1.   Carlos Pineda

      Random density matrices versus random evolution of open systems

  1.   Pablo Poggi

      Optimal control of many-body quantum dynamics: chaos and complexity

School Book (with abstracts)

About the School

The Giambiagi Winter School is organized by the Physics Department of Exact and Natural Sciences School of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The main purpose of the School is to offer graduate students and young researchers an up-to-date perspective given by world-recognized experts.

In 2016 Giambiagi Winter School will be devoted to Quantum Chaos & Control, and will take place from July 25th to July 29th.

Quantum Chaos & Control

Quantum mechanics, initially developed to explain the behavior of matter and its interactions with light on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles, turned out to be the most successful physical theory of the 20th century and the foundation of an ongoing technological revolution.

Due to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, in quantum mechanics the notion of trajectory is lost. As a consequence, the classical concept of chaos becomes meaningless as well. The quantum manifestations of chaos and its semiclassical limit, a subject known as “quantum chaos”, have been explored for 40 years.

This research area has received increasing attention because of its relation to control, relaxation and thermalization processes in many-body systems. Chaos plays a fundamental role in the microscopic origin of irreversibility described by the second law of thermodynamics. In fact, entropy is a measure of disorder, and entropy increase is generated by a chaotic time evolution.

The control of microscopic systems in order to obtain a desired final state or a certain value of a physical observable represents a major present goal in the field of quantum technologies. This has led to the development of sophisticated techniques, known generically as “quantum control”. To assess the efficiency of any quantum-control protocol, especially in a many-body setting, the challenge posed by chaotic dynamics cannot be overlooked.

The main purpose of this School is to bring together these two fundamental aspects of quantum dynamics:

  1. I)The appearance of quantum chaos and an overview of the tools developed for its study

  2. II) The theory of quantum control, and in particular its application to quantum many-body systems.

Organizing Committee

  1.     Leonardo Ermann

  2.     Ignacio García-Mata

  3.     Pablo Tamborenea

  4.     Diego Wisniacki

  5.     María Cambón (secretary)