The international interdisciplinary network

"Quantum Many-Body Dynamics out of Equilibrium"

was founded on 25th March, 2010 in Kiel, Germany

Founding members

Carl-Olof Almbladh (University Lund), Michael Bonitz (Kiel University), Pawel Danielewicz (Michigan State University), Mathias Garny (Technical University Munich), Paul Gartner (University Bremen), Sigurd Kohler (University of Arizona), Robert van Leeuwen (University of Jyväskylä)

The originial idea is due to Carl-Olof Almbladh
The current list of member is here


The network was founded for the purpose of uniting researchers in diverse fields of many-body phyics, including but not restricted to condensed matter, atomic physics and high energy physics. The main goal is to develop theories and numerical tools for the study of out of equilibrium quantum dynamics, ultrafast excitation and correlation dynamics such as realized e.g. in nuclear collisions or ultrafast laser excitation of matter. A powerful method for this study has proven to be real-time (Keldysh) Green's functions. Therefore, the main goal consists in developing solutions of the two-time Keldysh-Kadanoff-Baym equations (KBE).

  • 1. The network stimulates exchange of ideas and results by making publications broadly known and accessible (see virtual journal "Nonequilibrium Greens Functions").
  • 2. The network supports training of students in Nonequilbrium Greens functions by offering joint courses and computer labs.
  • 3. The network supports joint computer code development for the solution of the KBE.
  • 4. The network organizes informal workshops "Solving the Kadanoff-Baym equations" and supports the conference series "Progress in Nonequilibrium Greens Functions".