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Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Non-equilibirum Dynamics in Isolated Many-Particle Quantum Systems

Presented by Fabian Essler, Oxford University

6 May 2014 16:00 in CLC 202

I give an introduction to studies of non-equilibirum dynamics in isolated
many-particle quantum systems. These have recently attracted a lot of theoretical attention, which is motivated by experiments on systems of ultra-cold trapped atoms (an example being the now famous "Quantum Newton's Cradle"). I focus on how, and in which sense, such isolated systems relax and eventually can be described by statistical mechanics. Time permitting I will discuss the time evolution of
observables, which displays interesting phenomena related to the spreading
of information out of equilibrium.

Contact d.g.cerdeno@durham.ac.uk or p.e.dorey@durham.ac.uk for more information

Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).