Dynamics and relaxation in integrable quantum systems
Seminar/Forum
Evan WIlliams Theatre
Peter Hall Building
Recent years have witnessed rapid progress in the use of integrability in characterizing the outofequilibrium dynamics of lowdimensional systems such as interacting atomic gases and quantum spin chains. This talk will provide an introduction to these developments, with a particular focus on the Quench Action method. Exact solutions to the interaction turnon quench in the LiebLiniger model and to the NéeltoXXZ quench in spin chains will be presented. Particular emphasis will be given to interesting open issues and challenges from the mathematical physics perspective, including overlaps between eigenstates of distinct Hamiltonians, the failure of the (local) Generalized Gibbs Ensemble to properly describe postquench steadystate properties and the necessity to include quasilocal conserved charges to obtain correct answers.
Presenter

Professor JeanSebastien Caux, University of Amsterdam