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Quantum Institute : 2013 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Adolfo del Campo
  • Quantum Lunch Location:
    T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
    Building 123, Room 121

Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule

The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.

The organizing committee includes Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael D. Di Rosa (C-PCS), Armin Rahmanisisan (T-4 & CNLS), Changhyun Ryu (P-21) , Nikolai Sinitsyn (T-4), Rolando Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech Zurek (T-4).

For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.

Thursday July 18, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Julian Sonner (MIT)

Technical Host: Adolfo del Campo

TOPIC: Dynamics of broken symmetry

I will explore the far from equilibrium response of a superfluid using the gauge-gravity duality (also known as `AdS/CFT\'). This duality, mapping a quantum critical theory to one involving gravity, has emerged in recent years as a powerful tool in the study of strongly coupled systems. Using this approach I will establish the dynamical phase diagram corresponding to quantum quenches of the order parameter source field. The resulting setup can be solved in great detail even far from equilibrium and gives rise to three distinct dynamical regimes (phases). I will end with some comments about the genericity of this behavior found for time-reversal invariant systems with broken symmetry.

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