Universality and quantum criticality far from equilibrium

04/02/2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Romain Vasseur (U. Mass.)
Type of Event (for grouping events):

Host: Kaul


Interacting many-body quantum systems often exhibit chaotic dynamics that rapidly ``scramble’’ quantum information and lead to highly entangled states whose local properties are thermal and classical. At long times, most many-body quantum systems reach thermal equilibrium on their own. In this talk, I will discuss recently discovered exceptions to this rule, and focus on systems in which thermalization can be prevented either by many-body localization, integrability or by local projective measurements. I will discuss the new types of non-equilibrium phases and phase transitions that can arise in such systems, with an emphasis on the emergence of universality far from thermal equilibrium.
Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected