Studying dynamics with ultracold atoms
Ulrich Schollwöck, LMU Munich
26.06.2009 at 10:15
The dynamics of strongly correlated quantum many-body systems has been a largely unsolved theoretical challenge for the last decades. In recent years, quite a lot of progress has been made both theoretically and experimentally. Theoretically, time-dependent DMRG has given us the possibility to look at least at the short time dynamics in a quasi-exact fashion. Experimentally, ultracold atoms in optical lattices have opened a new playground to set up "typical" condensed-matter systems in an analogue experiment, where control and tunability are almost perfect. This allows us to propose experiments to look at several interesting questions of quantum many-body physics, like spin-charge separation in one-dimension, adiabatic quantum simulations of strongly correlated ground states and relaxation physics in many body systems.
Room 348/349, Theresienstr. 37 / III, LMU