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SUMMARY:When quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics get along and whe
n they don't
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200902T103000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics underlie our under
standing of the physical world. The former is a set of microscopic laws fr
om which the latter should follow. For classical systems\, arguments for t
he emergence of statistical mechanics date back to more than a century. Fo
r quantum systems\, our understanding is much more recent going back only
a couple of decades. This talk will focus on our current understanding of
how statistical mechanics emerges from quantum mechanics. It will be empha
sized that the Hilbert space structure of quantum mechanics is fundamental
to this emergence. It will also be argued that there exist systems called
many body localized systems and non-ergodic metals which are generically
indescribable in terms of statistical mechanics. These have no classical c
ounterparts and are currently the only known examples of robustly "atherma
l" systems in nature.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispl
ay.py?confId=7759
LOCATION:Lecture Theatre https://zoom.us/j/97963259354?pwd=ZFZsa2xqWGJSZW5
pUjZPNkNqeGlEZz09
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=7759
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