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"Quantum Simulation - 2021"

Brussels, February 7 - 9, 2022 (ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room)


The Workshop is organized in the context of the 2021 International Jacques Solvay Chair in Physics attributed to Prof. Jean Dalibard.


It will put a special emphasis on out-of-equilibrium phenomena and dissipation. Principal topics include:

- Quench dynamics in many-body quantum systems
- Quantum trajectories and open-system dynamics
- Dissipative preparation of strongly-correlated states
- Entanglement and topology in quantum matter
- Quantum transport



Invited Speakers

Monika Aidelsburger (LMU, Munich, Germany)
Jacqueline Bloch (LPN, CNRS, France)
Antoine Browaeys (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau, France)
Iacopo Carusotto (U. of Trento, Italy)
Ignacio Cirac (MPQ, Garching, Germany)
Nigel R. Cooper (Cambridge U., UK)
Andrew Daley (U. of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK)
Dominique Delande (U. P. et M. Curie, Paris, France)
Eugene Demler (Harvard U., Cambridge,USA)
Sebastian Diehl (U. of Cologne, Germany)
Tilman Esslinger (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Francesca Ferlaino (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)
Markus Greiner (Harvard U., Cambridge, USA)

Zoran Hadzibabic (University of Cambridge, UK)
Mikhael Lukin (Harvard U., Cambridge, USA)
Klaus Mølmer (Aarhus U., Denmark)
Sylvain Nascimbene (Collège de France, Paris, France)
Frank Pollmann (TUM, Munich, Germany)
Ana María Rey (U. of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
Christian Roos (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria)
Jonathan Simon (U. of Chicago, USA)
Leticia Tarruell (ICFO, Barcelona, Spain)
Vladan Vuletic (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
Peter Zoller (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)
Martin Zwierlein (MIT, Cambridge, USA)


Scientific Committee

Ehud Altman (Weizmann I., Israel)
Rainer Blatt (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)
Immanuel Bloch (MPQ, Garching, Germany)
Ignacio Cirac (MPQ, Garching, Germany)
Jean Dalibard (College de France, Paris, France)
Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO, Barcelona, Spain)
Jean-Michel Raimond (UPMC, Paris, France)
Uwe-Jens Wiese (U. of Bern, Switzerland)

Organising Committee

Nathan Goldman (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Ben Craps (VUB, Brussels, Belgium)
Wojciech De Roeck (KULeuven, Belgium)
Jacques Tempere (U. of Antwerp, Belgium)
Frank Verstraete (UGent, Belgium)
Peter Zoller (U. of Innsbruck, Austria)

Practical information for attendees

Fee and registration

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).
To register, please click on ‘Click HERE to register’ at the top right of the webpage.
January 4, 2022 is the deadline for registration.


Name badges and WIFI codes will be distributed on site on Monday 7 February from 9:00 a.m.


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine
1050 Brussels (Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


A banquet will be held on Tuesday 8 February at 7:30 p.m.
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop.

An email with the banquet registration details will be sent to all participants in January.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels.


Brussels City Center:

Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - - Hotel Saint-Nicolas

Hotel Queen Anne - Hotel Bloom - Max Hotel - Metropole Hotel - Plaza Hotel


Hotels close to the venue:

U-Residence: 1.2 km (12 minutes walk - tram number 25: 8 minutes)

Hotel Brussels: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Barsey by Warwick: 3,8 km (28 minutes walk - tram number 8: 21 minutes)

Hotel Ibis Styles Hotel Brussels Louise: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Capital: 3.3 km (19 minutes walk - tram number 8: 16 minutes)



***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (