Nonequilibrium dynamics of quantum systems

Advanced course given by Alessandro Silva

Term: 3

Start: 02-03-2020 End: 20-03-2020 Room: 131

Credits: 4

Schedule: TBA


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.