Session T9: Invited Session: Thermalization and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Isolated Quantum Systems

8:00 AM–11:00 AM, Thursday, March 21, 2013
Room: 308

Sponsoring Unit: DAMOP
Chair: Marcos Rigol, Georgetown University

Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.MAR.T9.1

Abstract: T9.00001 : Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamic Relations in Driven Systems

8:00 AM–8:36 AM

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  Anatoli Polkovnikov
    (Boston University)

In this talk I will review some recent results on non-equilibrium thermodynamic relations, which follow from combining unitary dynamics with the Eigenstate thermalization hypothesis. In particular, I will mention fluctuation theorems, general properties of energy and entropy production in driven systems (both open and thermally isolated), and fundamental limitations on efficiency of non-equilibrium heat engines.

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