Correlations and coherence in quantum systems

Évora, Portugal, 8-12 October 2012

This workshop is dedicated to the memory of
Adilet Imambekov and Zlatko Tesanovic,
speakers of previous workshops held in Évora

In Memoriam - Adilet Imambekov
(Speaker in the Workshop on Correlations and Coherence in Quantum Matter Évora, Portugal, 10-14 November 2008)

An outstanding young physicist, Adilet Imambekov, passed away on July 18, 2012 on Khan Tengri mountain in Kyrgyzstan. Adilet was only 30. Despite his short career, Adilet's presence in quantum condensed matter and cold atoms communities was prominent. His work had a strong impact on non-equilibrium physics of low-dimensional systems, and was widely recognized by colleagues. One of his recent remarkable contribution is the universal theory of nonlinear Luttinger liquids. Adilet received his B.Sc. degree summa cum laude from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2002. He did his PhD at Harvard University with Prof. Demler, working on cold atoms and exactly solvable models. Following a two-year postdoc at Yale, Adilet took a position of assistant professor at Rice University in 2009. Adilet was a highly interactive, warm, and genuinely kind person. He was among the key participants of many conferences and workshops, and had many close friends both in physics and in climbing communities.

Adilet left behind a wife (who is a graduate student) and two very young children. Dima Abanin, Eugene Demler, and Leonid Glazman have set up a web page where one can make contributions that will go to Adilet's wife, to help his family cope with this tragedy. See:


In Memoriam - Zlatko Tesanovic
(Invited speaker in the Workshop on Quantum coherence and correlations in condensed-matter and cold-atom systems, Évora, Portugal, 11-15 October 2010)

Zlatko Tesanovic passed away on July 26, 2012 of an apparent heart attack. A leading theoretical condensed matter physicist, Zlatko’s work primarily concerned high temperature superconductors and related materials. In particular, he worked on the theory and phenomenology of iron- and copper-based high temperature superconductors. He also studied the quantum Hall effect, and other manifestations of strong correlations and emergent behavior in quantum many-particle systems. Zlatko leaves behind a wife physicist, Ina Sarceviv (University of Arizona, Tucson), and a daughter, Rachel Sarcevic-Tesanovic, undergraduate student at The Johns Hopkins University. Among his many interests he kept a web page for visitors and interested people called "Zlatko's Best Places to Eat in Baltimore", was eloquent and had a sharp wit and will be missed. Zlatko published more than 125 papers, and received numerous honors and fellowships. He was a leader in his department and worked diligently to attract stellar faculty and students to Johns Hopkins.