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Physics Graduate Student Symposium | Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis in Spinor Condensates

Ceren Dag (U-M Physics)

Thermalization of isolated quantum systems is a long-standing fundamental problem where different mechanisms are proposed over time. Eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) is one of the most well-known of these mechanisms. I will start my talk by introducing the problem of quantum thermalization and ETH as a possible route to thermalization. Then I will switch gears and turn to the topic of spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. Eventually the aim of the talk is to answer the question of "Could spinor condensates be another test-bench for testing eigenstate thermalization hypothesis besides widely used quantum many-body systems?". I will show the experimental advantages of spinor condensates to observe ETH and the possible limits of this model. Finally, it seems possible to draw a relation between the thermalization and localization properties of the eigenstates via studying spinor condensates.

Talks will be given each Wednesday and will be 30 minutes in length, with time after for questions. Lunch will be served at 11:45 and talks will begin at 12:00. Unless otherwise noted, they will be held in 340 West Hall.
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Map West Hall - 340

May 2018

12:00pm - 12:30pm

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