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Seminar: Non-equilibrium dynamics in many-body systems – Overview

Seminar on "Non-equilibrium dynamics in many-body systems"

Target group: Master students physics, TMP

Instructor (Dozent): PD Dr. Fabian Heidrich-Meisner
Chair for Theoretical Nanophysics
Contact: heidrich-meisner@lmu.de

Wednesday, 8:30 - 10 am
Theresienstrasse 37 - Room A450
Begin: October 14, 2015

Please download the template for the certificate ("Schein"), fill in your personal information (the date of the "exam" is the day of your own presentation) and hand it in to our Secretary's office.

Topics

  • Experiments: Ultrafast spectroscopy
  • Experiments: Ultra-cold quantum gases
  • Bose-Hubbard model
  • Integrable 1d systems: Overview
  • Quantum quenches, thermalization & relaxation in closed quantum systems, Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis
  • Kibble-Zurek mechanism
  • Boltzmann equation, relaxation of electrons in metals
  • Open quantum systems, master equations
  • Driven systems, Floquet theory
  • Many-body localization
  • Generalized Gibbs ensemble, examples
  • Nonequilibrium transport in optical lattices
  • Entanglement dynamics in quantum quenches

Literature

Will be provided after the first meeting

Credit (3SWS)

For preparing and giving a presentation (45mins), including a rehearsal talk, regular attendance, and active participation in class.

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: PD Dr. F. Heidrich-Meisner