International Wigner Workshop 2019

The IW2 2019 will be the third installment of the 2015 International Wigner Workshop series established by the Wigner Initiative and will continue to provide a platform for a growing community. It will continue to bring together researchers in the many fields of physics, chemistry, and engineering where Wigner functions are applied. The International Wigner Workshop series follows a biennial schedule and was established in 2015 as a one day workshop. Due to a continuously growing community since the 2015 and 2017 workshops, IW2 will switch to a two-day program in 2019.

Wigner functions have become extremely important in the past two decades, because of their ability to clearly illustrate non-classical behavior and quantum entanglement. This makes them very important for coherent matter-wave physics, optically-based frequency standards, and systems using quantum entanglement and coherence in quantum systems. In addition, the Wigner function approach gives unique insight into studies of the materials systems and materials properties that are essential for improving the capabilities in systems based upon the quantum features mentioned just above.

IW2 2019 will host a selection of invited tutorial talks to introduce the audience to the issues in each respective field as well as the manner in which Wigner functions are used in both experiment and theory. These invited tutorials will be complemented by regular research talks, which will be selected based on submitted two-page abstracts via a peer-review process. The abstracts will be compiled into a Book of Abstracts (with ISBN) which will be hosted online and will be distributed to the participants.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Mark Everitt, Loughborough University, UK
  • Robert Raußendorf, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Bertrand Reulet, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Maarten L. Van de Put, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Book of Abstracts

The book of abstracts for IW2 2019 is available under the following link: IW2 2019 Book of Abstracts

Topics of interest are (but not limited to)

  • Computational or Numerical Challenges
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanostructures
  • Quantum Circuits
  • Quantum Information Processing
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Quantum Transport

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Jan 15, 2019 Jan 25, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: Feb 15, 2019 Feb 25, 2019
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: Apr 18, 2019 May 3, 2019
  • Early Registration Deadline: May 10, 2019
  • International Wigner Workshop: May 19-20, 2019

Abstract Submission

Participants wishing to give an oral or poster presentation (including the invited speakers) are kindly asked to e-mail a two-page abstract (one page text, one page figures) of your presentation following the template of IWCN to All accepted abstracts will be compiled into a Book of Abstracts.

We will select additional invited speakers from our pool of submitted abstracts.

Organizing Committee

General Chair
David K. Ferry, Arizona State University, USA

Co-Chair and Program Committee Chair
Josef Weinbub, TU Wien, Austria

Local Arrangements Chair
Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA

Program Committee

Wolfgang Belzig, University of Konstanz, Germany
David K. Ferry, Arizona State University, USA
Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA
Irena Knezevic, University of Wisconsin, USA
Mihail Nedjalkov, TU Wien, Austria and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Franco Nori, RIKEN, Japan
Stefano Olivares, University of Milan, Italy
Xavier Oriols, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Siegfried Selberherr, TU Wien, Austria
Josef Weinbub, TU Wien, Austria


This workshop is sponsored by the Collaborative Research Center 767 “Controlled Nanoystems: Interaction and Interfacing to the Macroscale” of the University of Konstanz, Germany and by the Wigner Initiative.


The International Wigner Workshop series has been established in 2015 by the Wigner Initiative. The complete history is provided on the central meeting website: