Quantum Many-Body Systems out of Equilibrium

Topical course given by Alessandro Silva

Term: 3

Start: 07-01-2019 End: 18-01-2019 Room: 131

Credits: 2

Schedule: Mon 14:00 - 16:00, Tue 14:00 - 16:00, Wed 14:00 - 16:00, Thu 16:30 - 18:00, Fri 14:00 - 16:00


In this course I will discuss the non-equilibrium physics of quantum many-body systems in open systems (transport) as well as closed ones (quantum quenches). For open systems I will discuss in details the main perturbative technique used to describe the dynamics, due to Keldysh, with applications to coherent transport in nanostructures. For closed systems I will discuss a number of results obtained non-perturbatively, such as Kibble-Zurek scaling and fluctuation theorems, with applications to the dynamics of quantum spin chains.