KITP Conference: Dynamics and Thermodynamics in Isolated Quantum Systems (Aug 20-24, 2012)
In partnership with the Army Research Office
Coordinators: David Huse, Anatoli Polkovnikov, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Alessandro  Silva
Scientific Advisors: Leonid Glazman

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Morning Session, Chair: David Huse (Princeton)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Felix Izrailev (BUAP) Onset of Chaos and Thermalization in Isolated Quantum Systems of Interacting Particles: Old and Recent Results[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Rosario Fazio (SNS) Minimal Defect Production Past a Quantum Critical Point[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am David Adu Smith (Technische Univ. Wien) Prethermalization and Relaxation in a 1d System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Wojciech Zurek (LANL) Topology in Superposition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session, Chair: Gerardo Ortiz (Indiana Univ.)

2:00pm Yariv Kafri (Techion) Energy Fluctuations in Driven, Thermalizing and Driven Dissipative Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Masashito Ueda (Univ. Tokyo) Information Thermodynamics and Quantum Szilard Engine[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Jens Eisert (Freie Univ. Berlin) Taming the Non-equilibrium: New Insights into Thermalization, Equilibration and the Predictions of Quantum Simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Corinna Kollath (Univ. Geneva) Correlation Dynamics in Atomic Quantum Gases

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Morning Session, Chair: Lea Santos (Yeshiva Univ.)

9:00am Marcos Rigol (Georgetown Univ.) Dynamics and Description After Relaxation of Disordered Quantum Systems After a Sudden Quench[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Vadim Oganesyan (CUNY) Quantum Parametric Delocalization of Energy in Coherently Excited Weakly Anharmonic Lattices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Ehud Altman (Weizmann Inst.) Many Body localization in One Dimension as a Dynamical Renormalization Group Fixed Point[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Alain Aspect (Inst. d'Optique) Coherent Back Scattering of Atoms in a Disordered Potential[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session, Chair: Maxim Olchanyi (UMass)

2:00pm Jürgen Berges (Univ. Heidelberg) Nonthermal Fixed Points and Bose Condensation: From the Early Universe to Cold Atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Thomas Gasenzer (Univ. Heidelberg) Topological Excitations, Superfluid Turbulence and Non-thermal Fixed Points in Ultracold Gases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Presenters Poster Presentations

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Morning Session, Chair: Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA)

9:00am Fabian Essler (Univ. Oxford) Exact Results on Quantum Quenches in the Transverse Field Ising Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am David Weiss (Penn State Univ.) Bundles of 1d Gases Out of Equilibrium[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am John Cardy (Univ. Oxford) Quantum Quench in a Conformal Field Theory From a General Short-Range State[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Immanuel Bloch (MPQ) Probing Non-equilibrium Dynamics Using Ultracold Quantum Gases in Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Session: Quantum Dynamics in Low Dimensional Systems, Chair: Vladimir Gritsev, Jörg Schmiedmayer (Univ. Fribourg, Vienne Univ.)
In Memory of Adilet Imambekov

9:00am Vladimir Gritsev (Univ. Fribourg) In Memory of Adilet Imambekov[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:15am Leonid Glazman (Yale) The Nonlinear Luttinger Liquid[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:05am Eugene Demler (Harvard Univ.) Probing Synthetic Condensed Matter Systems with Ramsey Interference[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:55am Morning Break
11:30am Jörg Schmiedmayer (Vienne Univ.) Probing Many-Body Quantum Systems by Interference[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Lev Ioffe (Rutgers) The Puzzle of a Poor Conductor Formed by Strongly Disordered Interacting Bosons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session, Chair: Stefan Kehrein (Univ. Goettingen)

2:00pm Jean-Sébastien Caux (UvA) In and Out of Equilibrium Dynamics of Isolated Quantum Systems: Results From Integrability[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Mikhail Lukin (Harvard Univ.) Quantum Nonlinear Optics Enabled by Strongly Interacting Atoms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Takuya Kitagawa (Harvard Univ) Creating and Detecting Topological Phases with Synthetic Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Andrew White (Univ. Queensland) Engineering Photonic Quantum Emulators and Simulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Friday, August 24, 2012

Morning Session, Chair: Aditi Mitra (NYU)

9:00am Boris Altshuler (Columbia Univ.) Bose-Condensation of Unstable Particles and Driven States of Matter[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Alberto Bramati (UPMC) Hydrodynamics of Out of Equilibrium Polariton Quantum Fluids[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Victor Galitski (Univ. Maryland) Stimulation of Quantum Phases by Time-dependent Perturbations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Markus Oberthaler (Univ. Heidelberg) Bifurcation Dynamics in Interacting Two Component Bose Gases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Israel Klich (Univ. Virginia) The Non-thermal State of Radiation Coupled to Matter[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1:15pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session, Chair: Alessandro Silva (SISSA)

2:45pm Discussion Universality Out of Equilibrium?


  Nils Blümer (Johannes Gutenberg Univ.) Universal Probes for Antiferromagnetic Correlations and Entropy in Cold Fermions on Optical Lattices
  Carlos Bolech (Univ. Cincinnati) Asymptotic Limit of Momentum Distribution Functions in the SuddenExpansion of a Spin-imbalanced Fermi Gas in One Dimension
  Alberto Bramati (UPMC) Polariton Quantum fluids
  Frederico Brito (IFSC-USP) Dissipative Dynamics of a Two-level System Resonantly Coupled to a Harmonic Mode
  Guy Bunin (Technion) Energy Fluctuations in Driven Systems
  Chih-Chun Chien (LANL) Quantum Transport of Ultra-cold Atoms in 1D Optical Lattices Studied by Micro-canonical Formalism[Slides]
  Luca D'Alessio (Boston Univ.) Many-body Energy Localization in Periodically Driven System
  Piotr Deuar (Polish Academy of Sci.) Spontaneous Solitons in the Thermal Equilibrium of a Quasi-one-dimensional Bose Gas
  Boris Fine (University of Heidelberg) Dynamically generated statistical ensembles and chaos in thermally isolated systems of spins 1/2
  Lukas Gilz (TU Kaiserslautern) Quantum Entropy Production in Closed System Micro-Engine
  Fabian Heidrich-Meisner (LMU Munich) Ballistic Expansion of Repulsively Interacting Fermions in One Dimensional Lattices
  Rafael Hipolito (CUNY) Quantum Parametric Delocalization of Energy in Weakly Anharmonic Lattices
  Tim Langen (TU Wien) Relaxation Dynamics and Pre-Thermalization in One-Dimensional Bose Gases
  Salvatore R. Manmana (JILA) Probing Quantum Magnetism with Polar Molecules via Interaction Induced Dephasing
  Jamir Marino (SISSA) et al. Relaxation, Pre-thermalization and Diffusion in a Noisy Quantum Ising Chain[Poster]
  Duncan O'Dell (McMaster Univ.) Time scale for ergodicity in isolated atomic Josephson junctions following a quench
  Maxim Olshanii (UMass) Integrability-to-ergodicity Transition and Geometry of Quantum Observables
  Armin Rahmani (LANL) Optimal Control of Quantum Evolution: State Preparation and Cooling Through Nonadiabatic Dynamics[Poster]
  Dirk Schuricht (RWTH Aachen) Dynamics in the Ising Field Theory After a Quantum Quench[Poster]
  Yutaka Shikano (Inst. for Molecular Sci.) One-Dimensional Quantum Dynamical Simulator as Discrete Time Quantum Walk[Poster]
  Martin Strzys (TU Kaiserslautern) Second Josephson Excitations in Small Bose-Hubbard Systems:Spectral and Dynamical Analysis
  Smitha Vishveshwara (UIUC) Quenching Across Quantum Critical Points: Dependence of Scaling Laws on Spatial Periodicity[Poster]
  André Wenz (Univ. Heidelberg) A Single Impurity in a Finite Fermi Gas
  Emilia Witkowska (IFPAN) Double Universality of a Quantum Phase Transition in Spinor Condensates
  Vladimir Yurovsky (Tel Aviv Univ.) Dynamics of Incomplete Relaxation and Memory of the Initial Conditions in an Isolated Quantum Cold-atom System