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Lea Santos


Department of Physics
Stern College for Women
Yeshiva University
245 Lexington Avenue (room 504)
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 340 7705


 Postdoctoral fellows
  • Dr. Marco Távora (2015- present)


Long-term Visitors

Prof. Itzhak Roditi (CBPF, Rio, Brazil) [Spring 2016)

Prof. Francisco Pérez-Bernal (Universidad de Huelva, Spain) [Fall 2015]

 Dr. Manas Vyas (Washington State University) [Fall 2013]


Professor Felix Izrailev

(Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico, and Michigan State University)  [Fall 2011]


Research Associate Guillermo Quinteiro

(Fulbright Fellow, Univ. de Buenos Aires, Argentina)   [Fall 2011]




Previous and current students
  • Judy Alper
  • Robin F. Burger
  • Davida Cohen
  • Julie Dinerman
  • Frieda Dukesz
  • Elisheva Elbaz
  • Tamar Felman
  • Ayelet Friedman
  • Shoshana Gilbert
  • Aviva Gubin
  • Kira Joel
  • Jonathan Karp
  • Davida Kollmar
  • Ajesh Kumar
  • Yonina Loskove
  • Rebecca Peyser
  • Zoe Rothstein (high school student)
  • Aviva Schiffmiller
  • Rebecca Segal
  • Elisheva Sprung (high school student)
  • Marina Zilbergerts


Conferences, Workshops and Invited Talks (since 2008)
  • 2016

*) Conference on Long-Range-Interacting Many Body Systems: from Atomic to Astrophysical Scales
(Trieste, Italy, Jul/25-29)

*) 2016 Cottrell Scholar Conference
(Tucson, USA, Jul/13-15)

*) University of Heidelberg
(Heidelberg, Germany, Jul/05-07)

*) 10th International Workshop on Disordered System (IWDS10)
(Brescia, Italy, Jun/27-Jul/01)

*) Workshop: Quantum non-equilibrium phenomena
(International Institute of Physics, Natal, Brazil, Jun/06-18)

*) Workshop: Quantum Phase Transitions in Nuclei (QPTn)
(Prague, Czech Republic, Jun/6-9)

*) DAMOP Meeting
(Providence, RI, USA, May/23-27)

*) 6th International Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity
[Plenary Talk]
(São José dos Campos, Brazil, May/16-20)

*) UMass- Boston
(Boston, USA, Mar/30)

*) APS March Meeting 2016
(Baltimore, USA, Mar/14-18)


  • 2015


*) University of Southern California                           
(Los Angeles, CA, Dec/11, 2015)

*) Workshop Isolated many-body quantum systems out of equilibrium: from unitary time evolution to quantum kinetic equations                            
(Bad Honnef, Germany, Nov/30-Dec/03, 2015)

*) ECT* Workshop on excited-state quantum phase transitions
(Trento, Italy, Sept/21-25, 2015)

*) FQMT15 - Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics     
(Prague, Czech Republic, Jul/27-Aug/01, 2015)

*) Workshop Beyond integrability: The mathematics and physics of integrability and its breaking in low-dimensional strongly correlated quantum phenomena

(Montreal, Canada, Jul/13-17, 2015)

*) DAMOP Meeting
(Columbus, OH , USA, Jun/08-12, 2015)

*) Harvard University Seminar                                           
(Cambridge, MA, USA, May/14 2015)

*) Workshop: Aspects of non-equilibrium dynamics in quantum computation: adiabaticity, noise and many-body localization                                    
(New York, NY, USA, Apr/06-09 2015)

*) UMass-Amherst Seminar                                           
(Amherst, MA, USA, Apr/02 2015)

*) ITAMP at Harvard University                                      
(Cambridge, MA, USA, Mar/13 2015)

*) Workshop on Quantum Information and Thermodynamics                 
(Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil, Feb/23-27 2015)

*) UMass-Boston Colloquium                                            
(Boston, MA, USA, Feb/19 2015)

  • 2014

*) Queen College

 October 27, Flushing, New York

*) Bard College

 October 08, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

*) C.N.Yang Institute for Theoretical Physic, Stony Brook University

 October 01-02, Stony Brook, New York

*) Workshop: Echoes in Complex Systems

 September 22-26, Max Planck Institute for Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

*) 2nd International Summer School on Exact and Numerical Methods of Low-Dimensional Quantum Structures

 August 25-29, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey  

*) The 9th International Workshop on Disordered System

 August 18-22, 2014, San Antonio TX, USA  

*) Aspen Summer Program: Many-Body Quantum Systems Far from Equilibrium

 August 10-31, 2014, Aspen CO, USA  


 June 02-06, 2014, Madison WI, USA

*) Quantum Many-Body Dynamics  

 May 12-16, 2014, Perimeter Institute, Canada   

*) NMP14: Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics 2014 Conference
May 05-09, 2014, East Lansing MI, USA

*) Penn State University
April 29, 2014, State College PA, USA

*) University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Public Lecture and Colloquium  

 April 10-11, 2014, North Carolina, USA

*) Workshop on Quantum Integrability, Conformal Field Theory and Topological Quantum Computation
March 23- April 06, 2014, Natal RN, Brazil  

*) APS March Meeting
March 03-07, 2014, Denver CO, USA 

*) Conference: Thermodynamics in the quantum regime
January 20-24, 2014, Potsdam, Germany 



  • 2013
ANACAPA Society Meeting
December 13-15, 2013, Georgia Regents University, Augusta GA, USA

The City College of New York

September 18, 2013, New York NY, USA   

QSOE13: Quantum Many Body Systems out of Equilibrium
August 12-23, 2013, Dresden, Germany

FQMT13: Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics
July 29 - August 03, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

DAMOP Meeting
June 03-07, 2013, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

APS March Meeting
March 18-22, 2013, Baltimore MD, USA  

FINESS-2013: Finite-Temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems
February 16-20, 2013, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Brookhaven National Lab
January 17, 2013, Upton, NY, USA


  • 2012

Rutgers University
December 11, 2012, New Jersey NJ, USA

Workshop on Correlations and Entanglement in Many-body Systems Out of Equilibrium
September 10-13, 2012, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 

KITP Program: Quantum Dynamics and Thermodynamics in Isolated Quantum Systems
August 06-24, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA, USA,   

Workshop on The Beauty of Integrability: low-dimensional Physics, Statistical Models and Solitons
July 15-28, 2012, Natal, RN, Brazil, 

ANACAPA Society Meeting
May 11-12, 2012, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, USA,

KI-NET Organizational Meeting
March 08-10, 2012, Baltimore MD, USA

Frontiers of quantum condensed matter physics: light, matter and unusual devices out of equilibrium
March 05-09, 2012, New York NY, USA  

APS March Meeting
February 27- March 02, 2012, Boston MA, USA 


  • 2011

 FQMT11 - Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics
July 25-30, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

Aspen Workshop: "Few- and Many-Body Physics in Cold Quantum Gases Near Resonance"
June 05-19, 2011, Aspen CO, USA

Joint UMB-BU Colloquium on Quantum Nonequilibrium Dynamics
March 26, 2011, Boston MA, USA

Stellenbosch Workshop "Equilibration and Equilibrium"
March 07-18, 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Third Workshop on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics
March 04-10, 2011, East Lansing MI, USA


  • 2010

Princeton University/MITRE
November 08, 2010, Princeton NJ, USA

Workshop: Transport Phenomena in Low Dimensional Quantum Magnets
September 24-27, 2010, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece

7th International Workshop on Disordered Systems
September 20-24, 2010, Puebla, Mexico

QMATH11 – Mathematical Results in Quantum Physics
September 06-10, 2010, Hradec Karlove, Czech Republic

Out of Equilibrium Quantum Systems
August 23-27, 2010, Santa Barbara CA, USA

Workshop on Dynamics of Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems
June 21-25, 2010, Trieste, Italy

Instituto de Fisica Teorica - UNESP
May 19, 2010, São Paulo, Brazil

APS March Meeting
March 15-19, 2010, Portland OR, USA

Georgetown University
February 02, 2010, Washington DC, USA


  • 2009

Cal Poly Pomona
October 01, 2009, Pomona CA, USA

First ANACAPA Workshop
August 17-20, 2009, Amherst MA, USA

XVI International Congress on Mathematical Physics
August 03-08, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic

International Conference on Magnetism
July 26-31, 2009, Karlsruhe, Germany

APS March Meeting
March 16-20, 2009, Pittsburgh PA, USA


  • 2008

EscobarFest - workshop celebrating Prof. Carlos O. Escobar's 60th birthday
28 November 2008, Campinas, SP, Brazil

Workshop "Open Quantum Systems: Decoherence and Control"
November 20 - November 22, 2008, Cambridge MA, USA

NEMESYS-New England Mesoscopic Systems Symposium
October 26, 2008, Middletown CT, USA

Conference "The 3rd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics 2008"
8 October - 11 October 2008, Seoul, South Korea
Talk: Back from Korea (PDF)

Workshop "Integrable Quantum Systems and Solvable Statistical Mechanical Models"
June 30 - July 5, 2008, Montreal, Canada

APS March Meeting
March 10-14, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Workshop "Interaction and Interference in Nanoscopic Transport"
February 18 - 22, 2008, Dresden, Germany
INTNAN08 - photo(PDF)