SOME TIMELY QUESTIONS IN OUR FIELD
Compiled in discussion by the participants of FINESS-2015, Sopot, Poland, 14-18.9.2015
- Universality in non-equilibrium quantum dynamics:
- What are other universal phenomena beyond relaxation times and Kibble-Zurek mechanism defect scaling laws?
- Are there new non-equilibrium scaling laws?
- What kind of universality occurs in driven-dissipative systems such as polariton condensates?
- Kibble-Zurek mechanism:
- what goes on in detail during the impulse phase?
- How does nucleation occur?
- What is t-hat, more precisely?
- Under what conditions is the expected scaling law masked?
- Relation between KZM and post-quench dynamics or phase-ordering kinetics.
- Single shot physics:
- To what degree do single numerical shots of a c-field realization correspond to single experimental runs?
- Are there essential limitations on how many sequential shots can be obtained without destroying the system?
- What are the tradeoffs between observation of single-realization dynamics with several sequential shots and disturbance of the system?
- Can polariton experiments see single shots of an experiment to the same degree as in ultracold atoms?
- Quantum quenches:
- Can one make a sweeping classification of them?
- Based on what? speed, strength, hold time after quench, critical exponents?
- Metastable states:
- Are prethermalized states closely related to non-equilibrium fixed states?
- Under what conditions do non-equilibrum fixed states form?
- Is this related to locally regular regions of phase space?
- Spatial inhomogeneity and disorder:
- What effect does it have on defect formation?
- Does it have a qualititative effect on scaling laws?
- When can it keep a system permanently out of equilibrium?
Let us see what more (or less?) we will know by FINESS 2017.
- Local Organiser and Chair:
(Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
- International chair:
(University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
- Nick Proukakis (University of Newcastle, UK)
- Immanuel Bloch (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany)
- Simon Gardiner (University of Durham, UK)
- Marzena Szymanska (Universty College London, UK)
- Thomas Gasenzer (Heidelberg University, Germany)
- Kazimierz Rzążewski (CFT PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
- Ashton Bradley (University of Otago, New Zealand)
- Mariusz Gajda (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
- Michael Fleischhauer (Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany)
- Luis Santos (University of Hannover, Germany)
- Piotr Deuar (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Mariusz Gajda (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Kazimierz Rzążewski (CFT PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Mirosław Brewczyk (University of Białystok)
- Tomasz Świsłocki (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Krzysztof Pawłowski (CFT PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Maciej Zajączkowski (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Joanna Pietraszewicz (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Nataliya Bobrovska (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Michał Kulczykowski (IF PAN, Polish Academy of Sciences)