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This research monograph provides a pedagogical and self-contained introduction to non-equilibrium quantum particle dynamics for inhomogeneous systems, including a survey of recent breakthroughs pioneered by the authors and other groups. The theoretical approach is based on real-time Green’s functions (Keldysh Green’s functions), directly solving the two-time Kadanoff-Baym equations (KBE). This field has seen a rapid development over the last decade, with new applications emerging in plasma physics, semiconductor optics and transport, nuclear matter and high-energy physics. This text will be a valuable starting point and reference work for graduate students and researchers interested in the quantum dynamics of inhomogeneous systems.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Computational quantum many-body physics - Kadanoff-Baym equations - Keldysh Greens functions - Non-equlibrium Green's function - Open, interacting and inhomogenous systems - Time-dependent many-body approach - Two-time correlation function - non-equilibrium quantum particle dynamics - particle dynamics and quantum transport