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profile Lajos Diósi

CURRICULUM VITAE Prof. Lajos Diósi b. June 16, 1950, Gyula, Hungary home: H-1072 Budapest, Rákóczi út 36., Hungary office: HAS, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, High Energy Physics Department H-1525 Budapest 114., P.O.B. 49, Hungary cell: +36-302956469, tel+fax: -13221710 (home) fax: -3959151 (office) e-mail:, internet: - Education, degrees, titles 2008 private professor (Eötvös University, Budapest) 2007 habilitated doctor (Eötvös University, Budapest) 2000 Doctor of Academy (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 1987 "Candidate" degree (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 1976 Ph.D. (Eötvös University, Budapest) 1973 M.Sc. with Distinction (Eötvös University, Budapest) - Awards, Honours, memberships 2014 Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Quantum Foundations 2012 Prize of the Academy (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 2011 Management Committee, COST Action Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics 2008 Member of Editorial Advisory Board, The Open Nuclear & Particle Physics Journal 2008 Lady Davies Visiting Professorship (Technion, Israel) 1999 Member of Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin, Wissenschaftskolleg) 1997 Visiting Professor (QMW College, London University) - Employment 2000 scientific advisor, High Energy Physics Department 1988 senior research associate, High Energy Physics Department 1979 research associate, High Energy Physics Department 1976 co-worker, Computer Technics Department, 1973 postgraduate position, High Energy Physics Department - Research Interests Foundations of quantum theory -- emergence of classicality Quantum information theory Open quantum systems -- master equations, stochastic trajectories Thermodynamics -- Riemann-geometric methods, finite-time-processes Cosmology -- viscous early universe High energy  physics -- 40GeV hadron-nucleus experiment Particle physics -- multiparticle production, phenomenology Miscellaneous comments and criticisms - Publications, Citations, Talks 103 refereed papers +35 book/proceedings contributions +2 books 2500 independent citations in SCI +500 in books/proceedings +200 in Theses +300 in preprints 62 conference talks +55 seminars - Referee for Physical Review A, B, E, Letters, Physics Letters A, ... (>150 times) - Teaching Special courses (Eötvös University, Budapest; Technion, Haifa; University of Szeged) Ph.D. examinator/referee (Univ.'s of London, Konstanz, Szeged, Pécs, Geneva, La Laguna; Macquarie Univ.) M.Sc. supervisor, Ph.D. advisor (Eötvös University) - Visiting scientist/professor (for at least 1 month) 2008, 1986 Technion, Haifa 2007, 2006 University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2006, 2005, 2003 Konstanz University, Konstanz 2003, 2000, 1998 Hebrew University, Jerusalem 2002 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1999 Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin 1998 Institute for Advanced Study, Jerusalem 1997 Imperial College, London 1996 Queen Mary and Westfield College, London 1993 Geneva University, Geneva 1991 Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen 1990 International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Triest - Conference organization 2004-6-8-10-12-14 co-organizer of Intl. Workshops DICE (Tuscany) 1993 co-organizer of Intl. Workshop Stochastic Evolution of Quantum States (Budapest)

profile Maurice de Gosson

Maurice A. de Gosson also known as Maurice Alexis de Gosson de Varennes is an Austrian mathematician and mathematical physicist, born in 1948 in Berlin. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group (NuHAG) of the University of Vienna. After completing his PhD in microlocal analysis at the University of Nice in 1978 under the supervision of Jacques Chazarain, de Gosson soon became fascinated by Jean Leray's Lagrangian analysis. Under Leray's tutorship de Gosson completed a Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches en Mathématiques at the University of Paris 6 (1992). During this period he specialized in the study of the Leray–Maslov index and in the theory of the metaplectic group, and their applications to mathematical physics. In 1998 de Gosson met Basil Hiley, who triggered his interest in conceptual question in quantum mechanics. Basil Hiley wrote a foreword to de Gosson's book The Principles of Newtonian and Quantum Mechanics (Imperial College Press, London). After having spent several years in Sweden as Associate Professor and Professor in Sweden, de Gosson was appointed in 2006 at the Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group of the University of Vienna, created by Hans Georg Feichtinger (see He currently works in symplectic methods in harmonic analysis, and on conceptual questions in quantum mechanics, often in collaboration with Basil Hiley. Maurice de Gosson has held longer visiting positions at Yale University, University of Colorado in Boulder (Ulam Visiting Professor), University of Potsdam, Albert-Einstein-Institut (Golm), Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik (Bonn), Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), Jacobs Universität (Bremen). Maurice de Gosson was the first to prove that Mikhail Gromov's symplectic non-squeezing theorem (also called „the Principle of the Symplectic Camel“) allowed the derivation of a classical uncertainty principle formally totally similar to the Robertson–Schrödinger uncertainty relations (i.e. the Heisenberg inequalities in a stronger form where the covariances are taken into account). This rather unexpected result was discussed in the media. In 2004/2005, de Gosson showed that Gromov's non-squeezing theorem allows a coarse graining of phase space by symplectic quantum cells, each described by a mean momentum and a mean position. The cell is invariant under canonical transformations. De Gosson called such a quantum cell a quantum blob: "The quantum blob is the image of a phase space ball with radius by a (linear) symplectic transformation" and “Quantum blobs are the smallest phase space units of phase space compatible with the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics and having the symplectic group as group of symmetries. Quantum blobs are in a bijective correspondence with the squeezed coherent states from standard quantum mechanics, of which they are a phase space picture.” Their invariance property distinguishes de Gosson's quantum blobs from the "quantum cells" known in thermodynamics, which are units of phase space with a volume of the size of Planck's constant h to the power of 3. De Gosson's notion of quantum blobs has given rise to a proposal for a new formulation of quantum mechanics, which is derived from postulates on quantum-blob-related limits to the extent and localization of quantum particles in phase space; this proposal is strengthened by the development of a phase space approach that applies to both quantum and classical physics, where a quantum-like evolution law for observables can be recovered from the classical Hamiltonian in a non-commutative phase space, where x and p are (non-commutative) c-numbers, not operators. (source: Wikipedia)

profile Markus Arndt

Markus Arndt (* 14. September 1965 in Unkel) ist ein deutscher Physiker und Professor für Quantennanophysik an der Universität Wien. Markus Arndt studierte von 1985 bis 1990 Physik in Bonn und München. Es folgten von 1991 bis 1994 Doktoratsstudien am Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik in Garching; das Thema der Dissertation lautete Optical and magneto-optical spectroscopy of metal atoms in liquid and solid He-4. Von 1994 bis 1995 war Arndt wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, von 1999 bis 2002 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Experimentalphysik der Universität Wien, ebenda erfolgte 2002 seine Habilitation. Ab September 2004 war er Vertragsprofessor für Quantennanophysik an der Universität Wien. 2008 wurde er Universitätsprofessor für Quantennanophysik an der Fakultät für Physik der Universität Wien. Markus Arndt ist verheiratet und hat zwei Söhne. Im Jahr 2000 erhielt er den Erich-Schmid-Preis der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), gemeinsam mit G. Springholz, sowie den Fritz-Kohlrausch Preis der Österreichischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (ÖPG). Im Jahr 2001 wurde er mit dem START-Preis des Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) ausgezeichnet, 2008 mit dem FWF Wittgensteinpreis Wittgensteinpreis. 2012 warb er einen Advanced Grant des Europäischen Forschungsrats (ERC) ein [3]. Im Jahr 2013 wurde ihm der Preis der Stadt Wien für Naturwissenschaften zuerkannt. 2014 wurde er zum korrespondierenden Mitglied im Inland der mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften gewählt.

profile Stephen Adler

Stephen Adler (b. 1939 in New York City) is an American physicist specializing in elementary particles and field theory. He received an A.B. degree at Harvard University in 1961 and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1964. He became a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in 1966, becoming a full Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1969, and was named "New Jersey Albert Einstein Professor" at the institute in 1979. He has won the J. J. Sakurai Prize from the American Physical Society in 1988, and the Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in 1998, among other awards. Adler's seminal papers on high energy neutrino processes, current algebras, soft pion theorems, sum rules, and perturbation theory anomalies helped lay the foundations for the current standard model of elementary particle physics. Princeton University, Ph.D. 1964; Harvard University, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 1964–66; California Institute of Technology, Research Associate 1966; Princeton University, Visiting Lecturer 1969; Institute for Advanced Study, Member 1966–69, New Jersey Albert Einstein Professor 1979–2003, Professor 1969–2010, Professor Emeritus 2010–; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow; American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow; American Physical Society, Fellow; National Academy of Sciences, Member; American Physical Society, J. J. Sakurai Prize 1988; International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Dirac Prize and Medal 1998