2018-03-12 to 2018-03-16

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Recent progress in manipulating cold atoms and ions has brought the study of non-equilibrium behavior of isolated quantum systems into the focus of research. This has given rise to the development of novel theoretical concepts and numerical tools, but also led to a renewed interest in foundational questions. Important recent developments, like quench protocols, thermalisation in isolated quantum systems, as well as absence of thermalisation due to many-body localisation, will be in the focus of this workshop. We aim to bring together researchers from a variety of fields related to this topic, including quantum information, statistical physics, mathematical physics, cold atoms and condensed matter physics. The workshop schedule consists of several 45min talks per day, but leaves ample time for discussions.

2018-05-14 to 2018-05-16

Barcelona, Spain

One of the most frequently used scientific words, is the word “Entropy”. The reason is that it is related to two main scientific domains: physics and information theory. Its origin goes back to the start of physics (thermodynamics), but since Shannon, it has become related to information theory. This conference is an opportunity to bring researchers of these two communities together and create a synergy. The main topics and sessions of the conference cover:

Physics: classical Thermodynamics and Quantum

Statistical physics and Bayesian computation

Geometrical science of information, topology and metrics

Maximum entropy principle and inference

Kullback and Bayes or information theory and Bayesian inference

Entropy in action (applications)

The inter-disciplinary nature of contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives are very welcome, including papers addressing conceptual and methodological developments, as well as new applications of entropy and information theory.

2018-07-23 to 2018-07-28

Montreal, QC, Canada

On behalf of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, the International Scientific Committee, and the Local Organizing Committee we invite you to participate in the XIX International Congress on Mathematical Physics to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 23 to July 28. The International Congress of Mathematical Physics (ICMP), on its three year cycle, is the most important conference of the International Association of Mathematical Physics. The ICMP 2018 will be a major event, where new results and future challenges will be discussed, illustrating the richness and vitality of Mathematical Physics.

Following a tradition started in London in 2000, the ICMP 2018 will be preceded by the Young Researchers Symposium (July 20 and 21, 2018). Seven satellite meetings are being organized in Banff, Toronto, Montreal, and Perimeter Institute either before or after ICMP 2018.

We hope that you will be able to attend and contribute to the success of the meeting.

We are looking forward to see you in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2018.

Vojkan Jaksic

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Robert Seiringer, Chair

President of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, and Chair of the International Scientific Committee