Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

On this page you can find information about seminars in this and previous academic years, where available on the database.

Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: How Many is Different? Ideal Bose gas revisited

Presented by Jeong-Hyuck Park , Sogang University

6 July 2011 11:00 in E102

We revisit the ideal Bose gas confined in a cubic box, which is
discussed in most of statistical physics textbooks as the simplest bosonic
system. We report that, the isobar of the gas zigzags on the
temperature-volume plane provided the number of particles is finitely large
enough. This demonstrates for the first time, how finite systems can feature
mathematical singularities. The talk is based on papers: Phys. Rev. A 81
063636 (2010) and New J. Phys. 13 (2011) 033003.

Contact chong-sun.chu@durham.ac.uk for more information