Lea Santos

Professor, Chair

Department of Physics
Stern College for Women
Yeshiva University
245 Lexington Avenue (room 504)
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 340 7705
Email: lsantos2@yu.edu

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*) NSF/DMR-BSF: Nonequilibrium Quantum Matter: Timescales and Self-Averaging

Collaboration: Yeshiva University and Ben Gurion University

*) NSF Center for Quantum Dynamics on Modular Quantum Devices (CQD-MQD)

                   Center for Quantum Dynamics on Modular Devices

Collaboration: Yale University, Yeshiva University, Purdue University, University of Michigan



  • Dr. Talía Lezama Mergold Love (2021 - )

Talia Lezama

  • Dr. Marco Távora (2015- 2017), Co-founder of Prior Solutions (data-driven consulting company).       

Manan Vyas



Long-term Visitors


Previous and current students
  • Bar Alluf
  • Judy Alper
  • Leon Alper
  • Miriam Baitner
  • Robin F. Burger
  • Davida Cohen
  • Julie Dinerman
  • Frieda Dukesz
  • Elisheva Elbaz
  • Eliana Feifel
  • Tamar Felman
  • Ayelet Friedman
  • Shoshana Gilbert
  • Aviva Gubin
  • Connie Jiang
  • Kira Joel
  • Jonathan Karp
  • Davida Kollmar
  • Ajesh Kumar
  • Tamar Leiser
  • Yonina Loskove
  • Rebecca Peyser
  • Zoe Rothstein (high school student)
  • Aviva Schiffmiller
  • Rebecca Segal
  • Shira Segal
  • Aviva Shooman
  • Elisheva Sprung (high school student)
  • Jechiel Van Dijk
  • Chemda Wiener
  • Marina Zilbergerts


Conferences, Workshops and Invited Talks (since 2008)
  • 2021

*) Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada (Dec/01, 2021)

*) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM (Oct/21, 2021)

*) PROTOC 21: Probing Complex Quantum Dynamics through Out-of-time-ordered Correlators (Oct/11-15, 2021)

*) QDT 2021: Quantum Thermodynamics Conference (Oct/04-08, 2021)

*) KITP (Santa Barbara, CA, Sep/05-17, 2021)

*) Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT, Sep/09, 2021)

*) 2nd International Summer School on Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Prague, Czech Republic, Sep/2-11, 2021)

*) FQMT 2021: Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics (Jul/18-24, 2021)

*) University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Jun/29, 2021)

*) Les Houches School in Computational Physics: "Dynamics of Complex Systems, from Theory to Computation" (April/12-23, 2021)

*) Perimeter Institute (Waterloo, Canada, Mar/24, 2021)

*) Jozef Stefan Institute and the Department of Physics of the University of Ljubljana (Mar/23, 2021)

*) Ben Gurion University (Israel, Mar/22, 2021)

*) Emory University (Atlanta, Feb/17, 2021)

*) Instituto Técnico de Lisboa (Lisboa, Portugal, Feb/ 2021)

*) The Royal Society (London, UK, Feb/8-11, 2021)

*) Workshop Ergodicity and chaos in many-body systems (UNAM, Mexico, Feb/4-7, 2021)

*) Universität Bielefeld (Germany, Jan/14, 2021)

  • 2020

*)  Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil (Dec/10, 2020) [organized by Tommaso Macri]

*) Wesleyan University, CT (Dec/03, 2020) [organized by Tsampikos Kottos]

*) Workshop on Chaos in many-body quantum systems, The Graduate Center of CUNY (Oct/02, 2020) [organized by Sriram Ganeshan and Alexios Polychronakos]

*) Colloquium at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil (Sep/15, 2020) [organized by Romain Bachelard]

*) QChaos 2020: Online talks about Quantum Chaos (Aug/13, 2020) [organized by Pablo Poggi, Pieter Claeys, and Pieter Claeys, Cambridge University]

*) Workshop on Transport in 1d quantum-lattice models (Jul/10, 2020) [organized by Fabian Heidrich-Meisner, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and Tomaz Prosen, University of Ljubljana]

*) Colloquium at Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA, Feb/18, 2020)

*) Workshop: Equilibration and Thermalization in Finite Quantum Systems (UNAM, Mexico, Jan/20-25, 2020)

  • 2019

*) Workshop on Fluid phases of matter: From electron liquids to active matter (CUNY, USA, Dec/11-13, 2019)

*) Seminar at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Dec/03, 2019)

*) Thermalization, Many-Body Localization and Generalized Hydrodynamics (ICTS, Bengaluru, India, Nov/11-29, 2019)

*) Workshop on Fundamental Aspects of Statistical Mechanics and the Emergence of Thermodynamics in Non-Equilibrium Systems (Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany, Sep/23-Sep/26, 2019)

*) Universality and Ergodicity in Quantum Many-Body Systems (organizer and colloquium) (Simons Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA, Aug/26-Oct/18, 2019)

*) Workshop on Quantum and Classical Systems with Long-range Interactions (Natal, Jul/15-19, 2019)

*) FQMT19: Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul/14-20, 2019)

*) Seminar at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil, May/29, 2019)

*) Workshop "Quantum Dynamics and Control beyond Simple Models and Approximations (CUNY Graduate Center, NY, USA, May/01, 2019)

*) Seminar at Northeastern University (Boston, MA, USA, Apr/03, 2019)

*) II Workshop on Quantum Information and Thermodynamics (Natal, Brasil, Mar/11-22, 2019)

*) Conference on Many-body Quantum Chaos (Aspen, USA, Mar/10-16, 2019)

*) Conference on Nonequilibrium and transport in many-body systems (Weizmann - Rehovot, Israel, Jan/20-24, 2019)

*) Workshop: Equilibration and Thermalization in Finite Quantum Systems (UNAM, Mexico, Jan/15-18, 2019)

  • 2018

*) Seminar at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Florida State University, Dec/07, 2018)

*) Workshop on Ergoditicy Breaking in Many Body Systems (Natal, Brazil, Nov/12-23, 2018)

*) Colloquium at CCNY (New York, NY, Oct/31, 2018)

*) Workshop on "Random Matrices, Integrability and Complex Systems" (Yad Hashmona, Israel, Oct/03-08)

*) Workshop on Out of equilibrium dynamics of many-body systems (Osnabrück, Germany, Sep/24-26, 2018) 

*) IWDS2018 - International Workshop on Disordered Systems 2018 (Daejeon, South Korea, Sep/03-07, 2018)

*) KITP - The Dynamics of Quantum Information (Santa Barbara, CA, Sep/10-15)

*) XIX International Congress on Mathematical Physics (Montreal, Canada, Jul/23-28)

*) Chirikov Conference, (Cuernavaca, Mexico, Jun/11-15)

*) QPTn9 - 9th international workshop: Quantum Phase Transitions in Nuclei and Many-body Systems, (Padova, Italy, May/22-25, 2018)

*) Xi'an Jiatong University (Xi'an, China, May/03-09, 2018)

*) QUAMAT18 - Workshop on Chaos and Dynamics in Correlated Quantum Matter (Dresden, Germany, Mar/19-23, 2018)

*) Workshop on Quantum Many-Body Systems Far From Equilibrium
(Stellenbosch, South Africa, Mar/12-16, 2018)

*) Workshop: Equilibration and Thermalization in Finite Quantum Systems (Mexico City, Mexico, Jan/15-19, 2018)

  • 2017

*) Workshop: Progress in quantum collective phenomena - from MBL to black holes
(Simons Center, Stony Brook, Nov/13-17, 2017)

*) Workshop: Topological Dynamics: Quantum and Classical
(NJIT, Newark, NJ,  Nov/06-08, 2017)

*) Workshop  “Quantum Thermodynamics”
(ITAMP, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Oct/30-Nov/01, 2017)

*) University of Toronto
(Toronto, Canada, Oct/27, 2017)

*) Workshop: Wonders of Broken Integrability
(Simons Center, Stony Brook, Oct/02-06, 2017)

*) Quantum Innovators in science and engineering
(Waterloo, Canada, Oct/2-5, 2017)

*)Research Unit: Fundamental Aspects of Statistical Mechanics and the Emergence of Thermodynamics in Non-Equilibrium Systems
(Osnabrück, Germany Sep/25-27, 2017)

*) 2nd Brazilian Meeting on Statistical Mechanics
(Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil, Sep/17-20, 2017) 

*) Open Quantum Systems
(Bengaluru, India, Jul/17-28, 2017)

*) FQMT 2017: Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermdynamics
(Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 09-15, 2017)

*) Universidad Autónoma de Mexico
(Cuernavaca, Mexico, Jun/21, 2017)

*) CQS 2017: Complex Quantum Systems Dynamics
(Cartagena, Spain, May 08-12, 2017)

*) CUNY La Guardia
(New York, NY, USA, April 26, 2017)

*) Workshop on Dynamics and Hydrodynamics of Certain Quantum Matter (GC-CUNY)
 (CUNY, New York, NY, USA, Mar 20-23, 2017)

*) March Meeting 2017 
(New Orleans, USA, Mar 13-17, 2017)

*) NMP17: Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics 2017 Conference
(East Lansing MI, USA, Mar 06-10, 2017)

*) CUNY Graduate Center
(New York, NY, USA, Mar 03, 2017)

*) The Royal Society
(London, UK, Feb/6-7, 2017)

*) Universidad Autónoma de Mexico
(Mexico City, Mexico, Jan/23, 2017)

  • 2016

*) Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
(Puebla, Mexico, Sep/30, 2016)

*) University of Waterloo
(Waterloo, Canada Aug/31, 2016)

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

*) 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)