EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 90, 2015XLIV International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD 2014)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Multiparticle dynamics and collective behavior in high energy collisions|
|Published online||24 March 2015|
Non-equilibrium dynamics of isolated quantum systems
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Published online: 24 March 2015
The non-equilibrium dynamics of isolated quantum systems represent a theoretical and experimental challenge raising many fundamental questions with applications to different fields of modern physics. In these proceedings, we briefly review some of the recent findings on the subject, with particular emphasis to the existence of stationary expectation values of local observables and to their statistical mechanics description. It turns out that the appropriate statistical ensemble describing these asymptotic values depends on whether the Hamiltonian governing the time evolution is integrable or not.
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