Fakultät für Physik




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

Monday, 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Theresienstrasse 37 - Room A318
Begin: October 16, 2015: Organization, Criteria for credit, Topics

Templates for the certificate: doc , pdf

Attendance of the 2nd meeting on Oct. 23 is mandatory!

Registration: Only via e-mail after the organizational meeting on Oct. 16:
Send an e-mail with your two top wishes for topics to heidrich-meisner@lmu.de by Oct. 19.

Further contacts:

Dr. Andrew Hayward (a.hayward@physik.uni-muenchen.de)

M.Sc. Jan Stolpp (jan.stolpp@physik.uni-muenchen.de)


  • Quantum quenches in ultra-cold quantum gases
  • Thermalization in closed quantum many-body systems
  • Integrable systems and the generalized Gibbs ensemble
  • Many-body localization
  • Driven systems and Floquet theory
  • Charge pumping and topology

Tentative additional topics

  • Kibble-Zurek mechanism
  • Nonequilibrium transport in optical lattices
  • Time crystals
  • Entanglement dynamics and correlation spreading in quantum quenches
  • Nonergodic dynamics in classical systems: The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chain


Will be provided in 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