An overview of recent results for the non-equilibrium dynamics of isolated 1D models (Prof. P. Calabrese)
14:30 - 15:30
Prof. Dr. Pasquale Calabrese
Statistical Physics SISSA, Trieste, Italy
New Lecture Hall, Room B 0.32
Since the early days of quantum mechanics, understanding how statistical ensembles arise from the unitary time evolution of an isolated quantum system has been a fascinating problem.
However, for many years this has been considered just a theoreticians’ game, until a series of cold-atom ground-breaking experiments during the last decade allowed to probe with unprecedented precision the unitary time evolution of many-body quantum systems.
In this talk I will discuss some recent theoretical findings about the
non-equilibrium dynamics of isolated 1D models emphasising in particular
the role of quantum entanglement in the relaxation and thermalization