Thursday, October 1, 2009
How to Control Transport Behavior in Quantum Many-Body Systems
Lea Ferreira dos Santos
A complete understanding of transport behavior in many-body quantum systems is one of the main challenges in fundamental studies of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Recently, the interest in the subject has been reinforced by the possibility of investigating the dynamics of strongly correlated quantum systems for long times with ultracold atoms in optical lattices and by experimental results showing excess thermal conductivity in magnetic compounds. In this talk I will describe methods that have been developed to control quantum systems and will discuss how they can be used to control transport behavior. The ability to manipulate transport behavior in quantum systems is likely to find applications in the design of devices with controllable conductivity, the mitigation of the effects of local heating, spintronics, and transport of information in quantum computers.
Refreshments at 11:00 AM. Seminar begins at 11:10 AM.
Building 8, Room 241
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