Tuesday, 5th of December, 16.00
(16.00 Coffee & Cake in the foyer, 16.30 talk & discussion)
Lecture Hall III
Understanding how thermal equilibrium and irreversibility arise from unitary quantum evolution is a theme as old as quantum mechanics. This question has recently been the focus of great attention due to the great experimental progress in quantum simulations, which now allow us to probe dynamics at unprecedented time scales in condensed matter physics.
In her inaugural lecture, Silvia Pappalardi will give an introduction to the recent developments in this field and present some remarkable examples which show the limits of the Eigenstate-Thermalization Hypothesis.