Seminar by Dr. Louk Rademaker: 'Why won't it thermalize?' (Lecture)
- Tuesday 12 January 2021Add to my calendar
- from 13:15
Dr. Louk Rademaker (Ambizione Fellow, Université de Genève, Switzerland)
Thermalization is the phenomenon where a system loses information about its initial state. Lack of thermalization can lead to interesting new phases, such as glasses and the many-body localized (MBL) phase. I will explain how to quantify the lack of thermalization, via the concepts of ergodicity, local integrals of motion, and phase-space fragmentation.
Modern advances in our understanding of non-thermalizing systems are inspired by novel numerical techniques. I will discuss how further numerical development, including machine learning algorithms, can be applied to three condensed matter topics: calculating integrals of motion; a mixed ergodic-localized system and the lack of thermalization in an organic electron glass.
 Rademaker, Ortuño, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 010404 (2016)
 Rademaker, Abanin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 260405 (2020)
 Mahmoudian, Rademaker, et. al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 025701 (2015)
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