Open Quantum Systems

A Mathematical Perspective

  • Dorothea Bahns
  • Anke Pohl
  • Ingo Witt

Table of contents

About this book


This book presents four survey articles on various aspects of open quantum systems, specifically addressing quantum Markovian processes, Feller semigroups and nonequilibrium dynamics. The contributions are based on lectures given by distinguished experts at a summer school in Göttingen, Germany. Starting from basic notions, the authors of these lecture notes accompany the reader on a journey up to the latest research, highlighting new challenges and addressing unsolved problems at the interface between mathematics and physics. Though the book is primarily addressed to graduate students, it will also be of interest to researchers.


open quantum systems markovian and non-markovian evolution decoherence dissipation quantum dynamical semigroups quantum states quantum channels entropy master equation feller processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Dorothea Bahns
    • 1
  • Anke Pohl
    • 2
  • Ingo Witt
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department 3 – MathematikUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13045-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13046-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0969
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0977
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