Nov. 19: Professor Anatoli Polkovnikov (Boston University) on “Quantum chaos, ergodicity and the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis”

Title: Quantum chaos, ergodicity and the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis

Location: 26-214, Thursday Nov 19, Noon-1pm. Pizza at 11:45!
(Feel free to bring your own cup and plate)

Abstract: In this talk I will briefly overview the ideas of quantum chaos both in single-particle and in many-body systems and their relation to the random matrix theory. I will introduce the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis as a natural extension of these ideas and discuss its implications to thermalization and emergence of various thermodynamic relations in isolated systems.

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