Lack of thermalization in quantum mechanics. Typical mechanisms and implications

01.12.2017 14:15 – 15:15

Defining and understanding the mechanisms for equilibration (thermalization) of an isolated system is at the foundations
of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics.
The recent theoretical activity on thermalization of isolated, non integrable quantum systems has unveiled surprising
effects peculiar of quantum mechanics, whose implications have consequences on a wide range of fundamental Physics
problems: from the dynamics of quantum spin glasses and disordered conductors, to the performance of quantum algorithms,
to the equilibration properties of high-energy states in lattice gauge theories.
In this talk I will review the bases of this phenomenon and some of the recent developments.


Bâtiment: Ecole de Physique

Auditoire Stuckelberg

Organisé par

Département de physique théorique


Antonello Scardicchio, ICTP

entrée libre


Catégorie: Colloque

Mots clés: dpt, theory