TP Research Seminar: Dr Andrew James, University College London
- Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 15:00 – 16:00
- Location: EC Stoner SR (8.62)
- Type: Seminars, Physics and Astronomy
- Cost: Free
Dr Andrew James, of the Institute of Innovation and Research, University College London, will be presenting a seminar on his research. All are welcome to attend.
Rare states and non-thermal behaviour due to confinement in 1D and 2D Abstract: It is generally expected that an out-of-equilibrium quantum system will `thermalise' after some length of time, unless it is integrable (i.e. possesses infinitely many conserved charges). However it is known that rare states in a model's spectrum can exist, that defy this tendency, yielding non-thermal behaviour and anomalous dynamics. I will describe how confinement in the quantum Ising model in 1D and 2D can lead to such rare states - which extend far into the spectrum - and the implications for thermalisation and dynamics. Host: Dr Zlatko Papic (firstname.lastname@example.org)