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Theory Club mercredi 18 septembre 2013 à 12:30 (salle 646A). Andrea Gambassi: "Irreversible work, large deviations, critical Casimir effect, and universality in quantum quenches"

Unless otherwise stated, seminars and defences take place at 11:30 in room 454A of Condorcet building.


“Irreversible work, large deviations, critical Casimir effect, and universality in quantum quenches”

Andre Gambassi (SISSA, Italy)

Abstract: Recent experimental progresses in the physics of ultracold atomic gases have revived the interest in the behavior of thermally isolated quantum statistical systems, especially after sudden changes (quenches) of their control parameters. Considering the quench as a thermodynamic transformation, we focus on the probability distribution of the irreversible work done on the system. Large deviations, i.e., rare fluctuations of this intensive work are unexpectedly connected to the physics of a classical system confined in a film geometry. If the quench occurs close to a (quantum) critical point, the large deviations acquire universal features dictated by the critical Casimir effect in the corresponding classical system. The statistics of the work in bosonic systems may additionally display a transition which is analogous to the equilibrium Bose-Einstein condensation.

Mercredi 18/09/2013 - 12h30 Salle 646 A


Contact : Équipe séminaires / Seminar team - Published on / Publié le 8 September 2013


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