Dear Colleagues,


the Conference will be held from 9 to 15 October 2023 in Erice.

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 We sincerely hope that you and all your relatives and friends are healthy and safe.

In view of the developing COVID-19 situation,
we wish to inform you that the International Conference on"New Trends in Topological States of Matter and Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics” (NES2020)
to be held in Erice Italy on August 1-7, 2020 will be postponed to 


and the new acronym will be NES2023 and the same title: "New Trends in Topological States of Matter and Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics” (NES2023)”.

The decision to postpone to next year comes after careful consideration as protecting the health and well-being of our speakers and participants is our top-most priority.

We take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in participating in this first Course of the New International School in Erice “Nonequilibrium Phenomena" and we wish to inform you that the response of the community to the call for contributions has been really enthusiastic, and we are confident that it will be the same for the new dates.

We will open a new call for abstract next winter in order to guarantee new and hot contributions, in the spirit of the workshop. 

 On behalf of All Directors of the School:

Alessandra Lanzara, Gioacchino Massimo Palma and Bernardo Spagnolo

Best Wishes,



Aim and Scope

The nonlinear relaxation process in many condensed matter systems proceeds through metastable states, giving rise to long-lived states. Stochastic many-body systems, classical and quantum, often display a complex and slow relaxation towards a stationary state. A common phenomenon in the dynamics of out of equilibrium systems is the metastability, and the problem of the lifetime of metastable states involves fundamental aspects of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. In spite of such ubiquity, the microscopic understanding of metastability and related out of equilibrium dynamics still raise fundamental questions. The aim of this meeting is to bring together scientists interested in the challenging problems connected with the new trends in topological states of matter and dynamics of out of equilibirum quantum and mesoscopic physical systems from both theoretical and experimental point of view, within an interdisciplinary context. The conference will be a discussion forum to promote new ideas in this fertile field of research, and in particular new trends such as out-of-equilibrium topological states, novel types of quantum phase transitions occurring in non-equilibrium steady states and topological phase transitions.


General Info

This Course is hosted at the



as the

1st Course of the


New Trends in Topological States of Matter and Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics (nes2021)

Directors of the School: A. Lanzara, M. G. Palma, B. Spagnolo

Directors of the Course: A. Carollo, A. Lanzara, M. G. Palma, B. Spagnolo





This eventis sponsored by 


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Scientific Committee

A. Carollo
G. Falci
A. Lanzara
R. Livi
M. G. Palma
S. Ruffo
B. Spagnolo
F. Taddei

Organizing Commitee

A. Carollo
C. Guarcello
A. Lanzara
L. Leonforte
M. Palma
B. Spagnolo


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