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Quantum Brownian Motion in a simple model system (first part)Mathematical Physics & Probability
|Speaker: ||Wojciech De Roeck, ETH Zurich|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Wed, Feb 25 2009, 4:10PM|
This work focuses on a long-standing problem in statistical mechanics: to
prove that a quantum particle which is coupled to a thermal reservoir,
exhibits diffusive motion.
In collaboration with Juerg Frohlich and Alessandro Pizzo, we prove this conjecture in a slightly simplified model (we replace the thermal
reservoir by a spatial array of thermal reservoirs). I will discuss the
model, the idea of the proof and related results.