Local Symmetry Workshop Athens 2016
January 23 - 26, 2016
This winter's Local Symmetry Workshop in Athens, Greece, addresses recent and ongoing theoretical advances in the formalism and applications of local symmetries in wave mechanical systems within various fields of physics research. Its aim is to create a common platform to address open questions and challenges regarding the generalization of existing approaches, as well as to develop a unified viewpoint on complex structures and wave phenomena based on local symmetry properties. The focus is put on discrete systems, higher-dimensional generalisations of the theory, as well as topological phases and nonhermitian models. The Workshop is a joint event of the Center of Optical Quantum Technologies at Hamburg University and the Department of Physics at Athens University, with creative discussions as the main activity, accompanied by presentations by the participants.