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Wigner Initiative

This Wiki acts as the main hub for the activities of the Wigner Initiative, being a community of researchers which utilizes the Wigner formalism for its research. In particular, this Wiki provides an overview of the currently active researchers as well as their Wigner-specific focus areas, which is being maintained by each of the individual researchers. Also, special events such as conferences, workshops, and publications are brought to the attention of the community via this platform. More details...


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Particular motivations for creating the Wigner Initiative and this Wiki are to increase synergy effects and to foster knowledge transfer within the community. Looking at the development of research in Wigner functions, critics claim that, although various groups pick up the work, they abandon it again, never delivering a compelling research result, in turn being essential to the justification of the approach in general. A clear presentation of the evolution in the field is needed.

Wigner Lecture Series

Talks and lectures on various areas of Wigner functions are given by our community to various audiences. To be able to collect and to share these talks among the Wigner Initiative members and the general scientific community we will centrally list them here.

Our primary efforts are focused on a dedicated Wigner Lecture Series YouTube channel which is continuously populated with new videos.

Aside from our dedicated YouTube channel, Jean Michel Sellier provides a lecture series on YouTube, Nano-Archimedes, and on


The following alphabetically ordered list gives an overview of the currently involved researchers. Each entry provides additional information on the particular researcher.

Peter Adam - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Zlatan Aksamija - University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
Gernot Alber - TU Darmstadt, Germany
Miguel A. Alonso - University of Rochester, USA
Joachim Ankerhold - University of Ulm, Germany
Anton Arnold - TU Wien, Austria
Luigi Barletti - University of Florence, Italy
Sylvain Barraud - CEA-Leti, France
Wolfgang Belzig - University of Konstanz, Germany
Raymond Bishop - University of Manchester, UK
Irene Burghardt - Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Paolo Bordone - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Wei Cai - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Johann Cervenka - TU Wien, Austria
Leon Cohen - Hunter College, USA
Stephen Creagh - University of Nottingham, UK
Oscar C O Dahlsten - University of Oxford, UK
Pascal Degiovanni - Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon, France
Lucio Demeio - Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Nuno Costa Dias - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Gwendal Fève - Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, France
Christian Glattli - CEA Saclay, France
Maurice de Gosson - University of Vienna, Austria
Ivan Dimov - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Andreas Dombi - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Peter Domokos - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Philippe Dollfus - CNRS, University of Paris-Sud, France
Antonius Dorda - TU Graz, Austria
Maxim A. Efremov - Ulm University, Germany
Paul Ellinghaus - TU Wien, Austria
Mark Everitt - Loughborough University, UK
Dario Ferraro - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Graphene Labs, Italy
David K. Ferry - Arizona State University, USA
Victor Fleurov - Tel Aviv University, Israel
Akira Furusawa - University of Tokyo, Japan
Martin L. R. Fürst - TU München, Germany
Christopher C. Gerry - City University of New York, USA
Enno Giese - University of Ottawa, Canada
Thierry Goudon - INRIA, France
Gabriele Gradoni - University of Nottingham, UK
Todor Vassilev Gramtchev - University of Cagliari, Italy
Harold Grubin - University of Connecticut, USA
Clemens Heitzinger - TU Wien, Austria and Arizona State University, USA
Basil J. Hiley - University College London, UK
Gerald J Iafrate - North Carolina State University, USA
Carlo Jacoboni - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Haiyan Jiang - Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Olafur Jonasson - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Christoph Jungemann - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Kyoung-Youm Kim - Sejong University, Republic of Korea
Irena Knezevic - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Robert Kosik - TU Wien, Austria
Hans Kosina - TU Wien, Austria
Joon-Ho Lee - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Ci Lei - University of Bradford, UK
Gerd Leuchs - Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
Ruo Li - Peking University, China
Robert Lie - Peking University, China
Tiao Lu - Peking University, China
Franz Luef - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Alexander Lvovsky - University of Calgary, Canada
Wim Magnus - University of Antwerp, Belgium and IMEC, Belgium
Christian B. Mendl - Stanford University, USA
Omar Morandi - University of Strasbourg, France
Orazio Muscato - University of Catania, Italy
Jan Naudts - University of Antwerp, Belgium
Mihail (Mixi) Nedjalkov - TU Wien, Austria and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Kae Nemoto - National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Maziar Noei - RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Stefano Olivares - University of Milan, Italy
Xavier Oriols - Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Alfredo Miguel Ozorio de Almeida - Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Brasil
Jonathan Petruccelli - State University of New York at Albany, USA
Guillem Albareda Piquer - Max Plank Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany
Walter Poetz - University of Graz, Austria
Eric Polizzi - University of Massachusetts, USA
Hans Kastrup - Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Germany
João Nuno Prata - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Damien Querlioz - CNRS, University of Paris-Sud, France
Doris Reiter - University of Münster, Germany
Christian Ringhofer Arizona State University, USA
Fausto Rossi - Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Stefan Rotter - TU Wien, Austria
Albert Roura - Ulm University, Germany
John Samson - Loughborough University, UK
Ademir Eugênio de Santana - Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Stephan Schiller - Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Wolfgang Schleich - University of Ulm, Germany
Ferdinand Schürrer - TU Graz, Austria
Dirk Schulz - TU Dortmund, Germany
Siegfried Selberherr - TU Wien, Austria
Sihong Shao - Peking University, China
Mincheol Shin - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Bartlomiej Spisak - AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Herbert Spohn - TU München, Germany
Ole Steuernagel - University of Hertfordshire, UK
Zhangpeng Sun - Peking University, China
Ting-wei Tang - University of Massachusetts, USA
Gregor Tanner - University of Nottingham, UK
Todd Tilma - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Fabricio Toscano - Federal University of Rio deJaneiro, Brazil
Massimo Trovato - University of Catania, Italy
Hideaki Tsuchiya - Kobe University, Japan
Maarten Van de Put - University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Dragica Vasileska - Arizona State University, USA
Apostol Vourdas - University of Bradford, UK
Andreas Vukics - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Reinhold Walser - TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jian-Hua Wang - Shaanxi University of Technology, China
Josef Weinbub - TU Wien, Austria
Daniel Wigger - University of Münster, Germany
Sabine Wölk - University of Innsbruck, Austria
Maciej Woloszyn - AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Robert Wyatt - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Nicola Zamponi - TU Wien, Austria
Zhengyun Zhang - Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre, Singapore

Steering Committee

David K. Ferry - Arizona State University, USA
Irena Knezevic - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Mihail (Mixi) Nedjalkov - TU Wien, Austria and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Siegfried Selberherr - TU Wien, Austria
Josef Weinbub - TU Wien, Austria

Open Positions

There are currently no open positions available.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Wigner Initiative please contact Josef Weinbub.

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