Advanced Lecture Series

Quantum Thermodynamics and Quantum Control

May 16–29, 2024

This advanced lecture series is part of the Thematic Einstein Semester “Mathematics for Quantum Technologies” (Summer 2024) funded by the Cluster of Excellence MATH+ and the Einstein Foundation Berlin.


Ronnie Kosloff is a professor of theoretical chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry and Fritz Haber Center for Molecular Dynamics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

He contributed to the theory of quantum molecular dynamics and developed methods to follow the evolution of a molecular system by solving the time dependent Schrödinger equation. Together with David Tannor and Stuart A Rice they originated the pump-dump scheme for coherent control. The idea of coherent control was extended to Unitary transformations, a key ingredient in quantum gates. More recent work is on coherent control of binary chemical reactions.

Ronnie Kosloff originated the dynamical study of quantum heat engines. This study is part of the emerging field of quantum thermodynamics.

He is a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science and Academia Europaea. Ronnie Kosloff won the Feher Prize for distinguished researchers in science (1995), the Kolthoff Prize of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2003) and the Israel Chemical Society Prize of Excellence (2007). He is an Alexander von Humboldt fellow (2019).

Hybrid Mode

The lectures are conducted in hybrid mode and will be broadcasted online. All registered participants will receive the access data shortly before the event via e-mail. Please indicate in the registration form whether you would like to participate on site or online.


Please register if you would like to attend the lecture.

Update (May 13, 2024): Registration is mandatory for both on-site and online participation.

Registered participants will receive the access data for online participation, information about the lecture hall, notifications about updates and access to the lecture notes. Please register with your institutional e-mail address (announcements will only be forwarded to institutional e-mail addresses).

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The lecture series comprises four lectures to be held on

  • May 16, 2024 (Thursday, 10–12 a.m.)
  • May 17, 2024 (Friday, 10–12 a.m.)
  • May 27, 2024 (Monday, 10–12 a.m.)
  • May 29, 2024 (Wednesday, 10–12 a.m.)


The lecture will take place in Berlin-Dahlem. Details about the location will be communicated only to registered participants via e-mail.


Contact and Further Information

Secretariat: Marianne Braun
Arnimallee 14
Room 1.4.33
D–14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 838 58271