Les Houches

Integrability in Atomic and Condensed Matter Physics

Les Houches Summer School, 30 July - 24 August 2018

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Many developments have recently occurred in the field of exactly-solvable quantum models in one dimension. Integrability-based methods have found applications in describing equilibrium dynamical properties of spin chains and quantum gases, allowed to study transport problems in detail, and have opened up new research fronts in out-of-equilibrium physics. The purpose of this school is to provide a solid grounding in integrability and its applications, bringing young researchers up-to-date with the most recent developments.


Jean-Sébastien Caux
Andreas Klümper
Robert Konik

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Long courses (6 x 1.5 hrs)

Benjamin Doyon Generalized Hydrodynamics
Fabian Essler Integrability In and Out of Equilibrium
Frank Göhmann Integrable Lattice Models at Finite Temperature
Jean Michel Maillet Algebraic Bethe Ansatz and Correlation Functions
Giuseppe Mussardo Dynamics in Integrable Field Theory
Tomaž Prosen Integrability in Open Quantum Systems
Nikita Slavnov ABA, Matrix Elements and Higher Symmetries

Short courses (3 x 1.5 hrs)

Pasquale Calabrese Quenches and Entanglement using Integrability
Robert Konik Perturbed Integrable Models via the TSA
Jesko Sirker Transport from Integrability

Mini courses (1.5 hrs)

Hanns-Christoph Nägerl [Cancelled]
Jörg Schmiedmayer
Igor Zaliznyak Integrability, Spin Chains and Neutron Scattering link


Les Houches is a village located in Chamonix valley, in the French Alps. Established in 1951, the Physics School is situated at 1150 m above sea level in natural surroundings, with breathtaking views on the Mont-Blanc mountain range, conducive to reflection and discussion.


To be considered for participation, please fill in the online application form. Applications must reach the School before March 25, 2018, in order to be considered by the selection committee. The full cost per participant, including housing, meals and the book of lecture notes is given on the website. We should be able to provide financial aid to a limited number of students. Further information can be found on the website. One can also contact the School at:

Ecole de Physique des Houches Director: Christophe Salomon
149 chemin de la Côte Phone: +33 4 57 04 10 40
F-74310 LES HOUCHES, France Email: houches0818@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr