Advances in Open Systems and Fundamental Tests of Quantum Mechanics

Proceedings of the 684. WE-Heraeus-Seminar, Bad Honnef, Germany, 2–5 December 2018

  • Bassano Vacchini
  • Heinz-Peter Breuer
  • Angelo Bassi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 237)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dariusz Chruściński, Ángel Rivas, Sagnik Chakraborty
    Pages 15-28
  3. Dario Cilluffo, Francesco Ciccarello
    Pages 29-40
  4. Manuel Gessner, Heinz-Peter Breuer
    Pages 59-71
  5. Gian Luca Giorgi, Albert Cabot, Roberta Zambrini
    Pages 73-89
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 113-113

About these proceedings


Quantum mechanics has shown unprecedented success as a physical theory, but it has forced a new view on the description of physical reality. In recent years, important progress has been achieved both in the theory of open quantum systems and in the experimental realization and control of such systems. A great deal of the new results is concerned with the characterization and quantification of quantum memory effects.


From this perspective, the 684. WE-Heraeus-Seminar has brought together scientists from different communities, both theoretical and experimental, sharing expertise on open quantum systems, as well as the commitment to the understanding of quantum mechanics.


This book consists of many contributions addressing the diversified physics community interested in foundations of quantum mechanics and its applications and it reports about recent results in open quantum systems and their connection with the most advanced experiments testing quantum mechanics.


System-environment correlations Non-Markovianity Collision models Decoherence Optomechanics Levitated quantum systems Non-locality Matter wave experiments

Editors and affiliations

  • Bassano Vacchini
    • 1
  • Heinz-Peter Breuer
    • 2
  • Angelo Bassi
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly

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