DOQS 2018  follows on from successful meetings in 2014 and 2016 (http://doqs2016.phys.strath.ac.uk) and will again bring together theorists and experimentalists from a range of fields related to open quantum systems and many-body dynamics, including cold atoms and molecules, trapped ions, and Rydberg gases. We plan to explore various aspects of these areas, including recent developments in new platforms for quantum simulation, and open many-body systems. This year, DOQS 2018 is combined with the annual meeting of the DesOEQ project, http://desoeq.phys.strath.ac.uk, on Designing out of equilibrium many-body quantum systems.

Registration is now open, with a final registration deadline of Friday, 29th September 2018. Please feel free to submit a poster title, and indicate if you would like to have your work considered for selection as a hot-topics presentation. Hot-topics talk submissions will be considered until Sunday 23rd September 2018.

Invited Speakers

  • Mari Carmen Bañuls (Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics)
  • Lauriane Chomaz (IQOQI, Innsbruck)
  • Thierry Giamarchi (University of Geneva)
  • Klemens Hammerer (University of Hannover)
  • Dieter Jaksch (University of Oxford)
  • Elham Kashefi (University of Edinburgh)
  • Helmut Katzgraber (Microsoft)
  • Thierry Lahaye (Institut d’Optique, Palaiseau)
  • Benjamin Lev (Stanford University)
  • Sabrina Maniscalco (University of Turku)
  • Cristiane de Morais Smith (University of Utrecht)
  • Monika Schleier-Smith (Stanford University) 
  • Ulrich Schneider (University of Cambridge)
  • Klaus Sengstock (University of Hamburg)
  • Ines de Vega (LMU Munich)
  • Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck)

* – to be confirmed.

The meeting will also be held in conjunction with the DesOEQ programme grant annual meeting http://desoeq.phys.strath.ac.uk, which will feature Nigel Cooper (University of Cambridge), Andrew Daley (University of Strathclyde), Dieter Jaksch (University of Oxford), Stefan Kuhr (University of Strathclyde), Zoran Hadzibabic (University of Cambridge), Robert Smith (University of Oxford), and Ulrich Schneider (University of Cambridge),

Hot Topics Speakers


  • A number of speakers will be selected from among the contributed presentations. Please register and submit your abstract before the extended deadline of 23rd September.

Conference organisers


Conference co-chairs:

  • Andrew Daley – University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Stefan Kuhr – University of Strathclyde, UK

Associated research groups at the University of Strathclyde:
– Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics
– Computational Nonlinear & Quantum Optics