Welcome to the NZIAS-MPIPKS Tandem Workshop!

This is the return part of the Exploratory Tandem Workshop Event run jointly by the New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study (Auckland, New Zealand) and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Dresden, Germany). Its focus is on applying stochastic methods to the complex dynamics of nanoscale, mesoscale, and macroscale systems. Prospective topics include stochastic field approaches to quantum many-body physics, quantum noise in interferometry, quantum dissipative condensates, many-body localization, and dynamics of noisy non-equilibrium quantum many-body systems. The meeting will be held at the beautiful lakeside resort of Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, in Rotorua, New Zealand. We hope you will enjoy an intense intellectual exchange in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere, and look forward to seeing you there!

Joachim Brand & Sergej Flach
New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study
Massey University Albany

Michael Fleischhauer
Fachbereich Physik
Universitaet Kaiserslautern