Jan 16 – 27, 2023
Albano Building 3
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Scope and purpose

Nordita will host the winter 2023 school on Dynamics of Open Classical and Quantum systems in Jan 16-27, 2023 in Stockholm. The main audience of the school are PhD students, advanced Master students and postdocs. Lectures on specific topics will start with a broad introduction of the subjects and move on to describe the current concepts and results in this rapidly evolving field. 

We particularly encourage students from Nordic and Baltic regions to attend.  Participants from all other regions also will be considered, but priority for in-person attendance will be given to applications from the above regions.

The winter school in Nordita takes place annually on different subtopics in theoretical physics. Every 3-4 years the school is focused on condensed matter topics; one can have a look at the previous condensed matter schools below:
2011 - https://nordita.org/winterschool2011
2014 - https://nordita.org/winterschool2014
2018 - https://nordita.org/winterschool2018

In 2023 the school will contain 2 weeks of lectures in 10 topics. Each lecture course contains 4 hours of lectures with possible on-site tutorials (depending on the lecturer). The way in which the schedule is structured aims at having classical and quantum topics on corresponding phenomena close to each other (please see the list of topics and the schedule structure below).


The participants (including lecturers) are supposed to come in person to Nordita. It will be possible to contribute to a poster session.

For those who would like to get a prior acquaintance with the topics of the school, we are considering to organize some brief online introductions a few days before the school starts. This will depend on the amount of interested participants. 

During the weekend between the two weeks of the school there will be a lab tour of experimental facilities at the Albanova campus.

Zoom coordinates 

Access to the zoom room is open. Please note that there will be no broadcasting for tutorial sessions of the on-site lecturers, but only for lectures.

Join the virtual room here: TBD



Online tutorial lecturers

Maria Hermanns  
(Stockholm Uni)
Introduction to the topological quantum systems
Cristobal Arratia 
Introduction to fluids and waves


Julia Yeomans 
Active Matter
Lea F. Santos 
Time Scales and Manifestations of Chaos in Many-Body Quantum Dynamics
Massimiliano Esposito
(Uni Luxembourg)
Introduction to Stochastic Thermodynamics
Janine Splettstösser 
Quantum and nanoscale thermodynamics
Sinead Griffin 
(L.Berkeley Nat.Lab)
Quantum materials for dark matter detection
Antoine Venaille 
(ENS Lyon)
Waves of topological origin in fluids
Dieter Jaksch*  
TBA (keywords: quantum-inspired approach to exploit turbulence)
Andre Eckardt 
(TU Berlin)
Floquet engineering of isolated and open quantum systems
Dominik Juraschek 
(Tel Aviv Uni)
Shaken, not strained: How to control materials properties with nonlinear phononics
Habib Rostami 
Nonlinear response theory in quantum materials

* preliminary, to be confirmed

Schedule structure (preliminary)

LecturerJan 13Jan 14Jan 15Jan 16Jan 17Jan 18Jan 19Jan 20Jan 21Jan 22Jan 23Jan 24Jan 25Jan 26Jan 27
Maria Hermanns 1h (online)              
Cristobal Arratia 1h (online)              
Julia Yeomans    2h2h          
Lea F. Santos    2h 2h         
Massimiliano Esposito    2h2h         
Janine Splettstösser       2h2h       
Sinead Griffin       2h2h       
Experimental lab tour        some hourssome hours     
Antoine Venaille           2h2h   
Dieter Jaksch           2h2h   
Andre Eckardt             2h2h 
Dominik Juraschek            1h1h2h
Habib Rostami             1h1h2h

The arrival of participants will be in the weekend after the online tutorial lectures

** Coffee breaks will take place at Nordita, on floor 6 at Albano Building 3. Participants can serve themselves tea, or coffee from our espresso machines. Cookies will also be served in the kitchen area.

*** Lunch will take place at the campus restaurant Proviant, right across the street from floor 4.


Lectures' material by day  




Accommodation information


Application for students

If you are interested in participating in the school, please apply via the application form (see menu on the left sidebar). 

The school is intended primarily for PhD students, post-docs, and advanced Masters students from the Nordic and Baltic countries. 

You apply to the Nordita Winter School in three steps:

  1. Fill in the application form in the menu to the left
  2. Upload your CV as attachment to the application form
  3. Ask your supervisor or other person to send a recommendation letter to event@nordita.org with subject/title "Nordita Winter School 2023. Recommedation"

Note that all three steps must be completed by December 5, 2022 (last deadline extension).


Organizing Committee 

Alexander Balatsky
Ralf Eichhorn
Cristobal Arratia
Ivan M. Khaymovich


Sponsored by:


Albano Building 3
Conference center, room 4205, floor 4
Albanovägen 29
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