Quantum Theory from Small to Large Scales: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume…

Hardcover | June 3, 2012

EditorJurg Frohlich, Manfred Salmhofer, Vieri Mastropietro

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This book collects lecture courses and seminars given at the Les Houches Summer School 2010 on "Quantum Theory: From Small to Large Scales". Fundamental quantum phenomena appear on all scales, from microscopic to macroscopic. Some of the pertinent questions include the onset of decoherence,the dynamics of collective modes, the influence of external randomness and the emergence of dissipative behaviour. Our understanding of such phenomena has been advanced by the study of model systems and by the derivation and analysis of effective dynamics for large systems and over long times. In this field, research in mathematical physics has regularly contributed results that were recognized as essential in the physics community. During the last few years, the key questions have been sharpened and progress on answering them has been particularly strong. This book reviews thestate-of-the-art developments in this field and provides the necessary background for future studies. All chapters are written from a pedagogical perspective, making the book accessible to master and PhD students and researchers willing to enter this field.

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This book collects lecture courses and seminars given at the Les Houches Summer School 2010 on "Quantum Theory: From Small to Large Scales". Fundamental quantum phenomena appear on all scales, from microscopic to macroscopic. Some of the pertinent questions include the onset of decoherence,the dynamics of collective modes, the influenc...

Jurg Frohlich is Professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In 1984, he was awarded the "Latsis Prize" of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has also been awarded the Marcel-Benoist Prize 1997, and, in 2001, the Max-Planck Medal of the German Physical Society. He is a member of the "Academia Europaea" and has been elected an associa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:680 pagesPublished:June 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. A Word from the Organizers2. Volker Bach: Mass Renormalization in Nonrelativstic Quantum Electrodynamics3. Laszlo Erdos: Quantum Brownian Motion4. Tadeusz Balaban, Joel Feldman, Horst Knorrer and Eugene Trubowitz: The Temporal Ultraviolet Limit5. Matthew B. Hastings: Locality in Quantum Systems6. V. Jaksic, Y. Ogata, Y. Pautrat, and C.-A. Pillet: Entropic Fluctuations in Quantum Statistical Mechanics - An Introduction7. Achim Rosch: Quantum Phase Transitions: Introduction and Some Open Problems8. Robert Seiringer: Cold Quantum Gases and Bose-Einstein Condensation9. Israel Michael Sigal: Renormalization Group and Problem of Radiation10. Thomas Spencer: SUSY Statistical Mechanics and Random Band Matrices11. Wojciech De Roeck: Long-time diffusion for a quantum particle12. Horng-Tzer Yau: Universality of Generalized Wigner Matrices13. Gian Michele Graf: On Transport in Quantum Devices14. Alessandro Giuliani: The ground state construction of the two-dimennsion Hubbard model on the honeycomb lattice