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Thermalization, integrability and localization

Presented by: 
Romain Vasseur University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date: 
Monday 11th January 2016 - 15:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Co-authors: Andrew Potter (UC Berkeley), Sid Parameswaran (UC Irvine)

In this talk, I will review the physics of many-body localized systems that fail to self-thermalize in isolation. I will argue that such systems can be thought of as being generically “integrable”, and discuss their universal dynamics after a quantum quench. I will also describe the new types of nonequilibrium phase transitions that can arise in the presence of many-body localization, and introduce new effective renormalization group approaches to capture their universal critical properties.
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