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Springer Theses

Non-equilibrium Dynamics of One-Dimensional Bose Gases

Authors: Langen, Tim

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Technische Universit├Ąt Wien, Austria
  • Provides a clear introduction to the experimental and theoretical state-of-the-art in a rapidly growing research field
  • Presents a remarkable collection of high-profile results addressing one of the oldest unresolved questions in quantum many-body physics
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This work presents a series of experiments with ultracold one-dimensional Bose gases, which establish said gases as an ideal model system for exploring a wide range of non-equilibrium phenomena. With the help of newly developed tools, like full distributions functions and phase correlation functions, the book reveals the emergence of thermal-like transient states, the light-cone-like emergence of thermal correlations and the observation of generalized thermodynamic ensembles. This points to a natural emergence of classical statistical properties from the microscopic unitary quantum evolution, and lays the groundwork for a universal framework of non-equilibrium physics. The thesis investigates a central question that is highly contested in quantum physics: how and to which extent does an isolated quantum many-body system relax? This question arises in many diverse areas of physics, and many of the open problems appear at vastly different energy, time and length scales, ranging from high-energy physics and cosmology to condensed matter and quantum information. A key challenge in attempting to answer this question is the scarcity of quantum many-body systems that are both well isolated from the environment and accessible for experimental study.

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Dr. Tim Langen studied physics in Mainz, Marseille, Paris and Vienna. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at JILA, Boulder. His research interests include atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics and quantum many-body systems.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-equilibrium Dynamics of One-Dimensional Bose Gases
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18564-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18564-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18563-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38700-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 146
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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