The CECAM wor kshop Seeking synergy between dynamics and statistics for non-equilibrium quantum processes will be held in Paris in June 6th-9th.

\nOne of th e major difficulties in achieving an accurate theoretical descriptions of non-equilibrium processes in quantum mechanical systems is framed by the d esire to provide a representation of the system of interest that is as rea listic as possible\, in a manner that is computationally tractable. The co upling of electronic and nuclear motion involving excited states\, the qua ntum nature of the nuclear degrees of freedom\, and the application of tim e-dependent driving forces\, are just few examples of the effects that mus t be addressed in order to simulate these processes. Each of these effects poses unique challenges to theoretical progress. A number of exact and ap proximate quantum dynamics techniques are being developed and refined in o rder to provide algorithms that respond to the demand for a balance betwee n computational efficiency and physical accuracy. Currently available tech niques are typically based upon two different\, but equivalent\, formulati ons of many-body quantum mechanics\, the wave function approach or the den sity matrix picture.

\nThe proposed workshop aims to bring together the two principal molecular quantum dynamics communities (wave-function me thods and density matrix approaches). The scope is threefold\, (i) to iden tify and explore common goals and obstacles\, (ii) help in fostering new i deas to connect these approaches\, and bridge the apparent gap between app roximate dynamical and statistical descriptions\, (iii) identify possible routes to extend dynamics approaches to the domain of statistics.

\nAt the workshop\, experts are asked to uncover the fundamental details of the methods in pedagogical lectures. These lectures will be followed by ex tensive discussions\, during which contributed speakers and participants a re welcome to put forth some of their doubts and problems in the relation between dynamics and statistics.

\nFurther information can be at: https://www.ceca m.org/workshop-1483.html

\nPreliminary invited speakers are:

\nNandini Ananth (Cornell University\, USA) Sara Bonella (CECAM\, Switz erland) Irene Burghardt (Goethe University\, Germany) Eitan Geva (Universi ty of Michigan\, USA) E. K. U. Gross (Max-Planck Institute of Microstructu re Physics\, Germany) Raymond Kapral (University of Toronto\, Canada) Dvir a Segal (University of Toronto\, Canada) Jeremy Richardson (ETH Zurich\, S witzerland) Graham Worth (University College London\, UK)

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