Description of Research Area

A02: Space-time | Proposed Research Projects (2016-2017)

Study of Nonequilibrium Dynamics and Prethermalization of Isolated Quantum Systems Using Ultracold Atoms

Leader

TAKASU, Yosuke

Department of Physics, Kyoto University
URL : http://yagura.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index-e.html

Research Subject

Thermalization in isolated quantum system attracts many interests because it is one of important issues in modern quantum statistical mechanics. It has been actively studied mainly from theoretical aspects. Recently, on the other hand, it has become possible to experimentally prepared isolated quantum systems to observe the behavior of the thermal equilibration. One typical example is the cold atom system, which has a great advantage of extraordinarily high controllability of system parameters. This research method is referred to as “quantum simulation”, and has attracted great interests. In this research project, we will experimentally study non-equilibrium dynamics using cold atoms with almost integrability, and, in particular, we aim to study prethermalization behavior in isolated quantum systems.

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan
Synergy of Fluctuation and Structure : Quest for Universal Laws in Non-Equilibrium Systems