7th Workshop

Mathematical Challenges of Quantum Transport in Nano-Optoelectronic Systems

Dedicated to the memory of Pierre Duclos

WIAS Berlin, February 04-05, 2011




Book of abstracts.


List of registered participants.

A detailed description how to get to guesthouse of the Humboldt University of Berlin.

On Friday, February 4, there will be a Conference Dinner, at
Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt GmbH, Leipziger Straße 65, 10117 Berlin

Organizing Committee

Horia Cornean (Aalborg Universitet, Denmark)
Hagen Neidhardt (WIAS Berlin, Germany)
Paul Racec (WIAS Berlin, Germany)


  1. Mathematical Models for Transport in Macroscopic and Mesoscopic Systems, Bucharest, Romania, January 29 - February 1, 2005
  2. Quantum Transport and Excitations from Macro to Nanoscale, Aalborg, Denmark, November 11-13, 2005
  3. Aspects mathematiques du transport dans les systemes mesoscopiques, Marseille, France, December 18-20, 2006
  4. Mathematical Models for Transport in Macroscopic and Mesoscopic Systems, WIAS Berlin, February 07-10, 2008
  5. Mathematical aspects of transport in mesoscopic systems, Dublin, Ireland, December 4-7, 2008
  6. Mathematical aspects of quantum transport and applications in nanophysics, Aalborg, Denmark, August 10-13, 2009


The goal of the workshop is to give the opportunity to interchange ideas about modeling of charge transport and their interaction with external fields in nano-opto-electronic devices.

The models developed are important for describing the influence of light on the electrical current, for example in solar cells and photodetectors, but also the influence of electrical current on the light emission, for example in light emitting diodes. The research area is of interest for theoretical understanding, experimental study as well as for efficient and optimal applicability of these systems.

We hope to bring together experimental physicists, who can give an overview of the actual studied phenomena in quantum dots and nanowires, engineers working on the practical problems about the production and optimization of devices, for example of thin film solar cells, and mathematicians and theoretical physicists, developing suitable models and their analysis for efficient numerical implementation.

The workshop shall give also an oportunity for young researchers to enter this very interesting and rapidly developing research area.

Invited speakers (confirmed)

Anton Arnold (Vienna, Austria)
Raffaella Calarco (Berlin, Germany)
Tony C. Dorlas (Dublin, Irland)
Pavel Exner (Prague, Czech Republic)
Klaus-Jürgen Friedland (Berlin, Germany)
Vidar Gudmundsson (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Ansgar Jüngel (Vienna, Austria)
Andrei Manolescu (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Francis Nier (Rennes, France)
Igor Popov (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Roxana Racec (Cottbus, Germany)
Radu Purice (Bucharest, Romania)
Ulrich Wulf (Cottbus, Germany)


  • quantum dots and nanowires as optoelectronic devices: theory and experiments
  • light coupling to charge carriers in open quantum systems
  • modeling of semiconductor and optoelectronic quantum devices
  • quantum effects in thin film solar cells
  • Landauer-Büttiker formula
  • non-equilibrium steady states for optoelectronic devices
  • numerical challenges


The workshop will take place in the Erhard-Schmidt lecture room at WIAS, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

The lecture room is equipped with a blackboard, two overhead projectors, and a beamer with a laptop (Windows system).


To register, please use the online registration form!

The conference fee is 25EURO, to be paid at registration desk.


For participants attending the conference from out-of-town there are many options for lodging in downtown Berlin. We can suggest the following places:

City 54 Hotel & Hostel Berlin • from € 39 upwards Chausseestraße 54 • 10115 Berlin
Hotel Taunus • from € 39 upwards • modest conditions, but central location Monbijouplatz 1 • 10178 Berlin
Pension Am Checkpoint • from € 49 upwards • located very close to WIASKrausenstraße 68 • 10117 Berlin
Hotel Zarenhof • from € 59 upwardsEichendorffstraße 4 • 10115 Berlin
The Circus • from € 68 upwardsRosenthalerstraße 1 • 10119 Berlin
mitArt Hotel • from € 88 upwards Linienstraße 139-140 • 10115 Berlin
Honigmond • from € 95 upwards Tieckstraße 11 • 10115 Berlin
NH Berlin Mitte • from € 99 upwards • located very close to WIASLeipziger Straße 106-111 • 10117 Berlin
Hotel Allegra • from € 99 upwardsAlbrechtstraße 17 • 10117 Berlin

Alternatively, you may find an accommodation by means of the following online reservation services: www.hotel.dewww.booking.dewww.berlin.de.


Dr. H. Neidhardt
WIAS, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany
tel:   +49-30-20 372 511
fax:   +49-30-2044 975

Dr. P. Racec
WIAS, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany
tel:   +49-30-20 372 492
fax:   +49-30-2044 975

e-mail:   optotran@wias-berlin.de

Last modified: Fri Feb 11 10:00:14 CET 2011 Paul Racec