Seminar über Quanten-, Atom- und Neutronenphysik (QUANTUM)

Jan. 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. c.t. in Lorentz-Raum (05-127), Staudingerweg 7

Prof. Dr. Peter van Loock
Institut für Physik

Dr. Lars von der Wense
Institut für Physik

Note: Vortrag im Rahmen des SFB/TR 49-Kolloquiums

Kinetically constrained Rydberg gases --- Non-equilibrium processes in continuous and discrete time
Prof. Dr. Igor Lesanovsky (School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Nottingham, UK)

The out-of-equilibrium behaviour of Rydberg gases is governed by emergent kinetic constraints. Such constraints are often used to mimic dynamical arrest or excluded volume effects in idealised models of glass forming substances and lead to a remarkably rich physics including non-equilibrium phase transitions and localisation phenomena. Moreover, Rydberg gases offer intriguing opportunities for the systematic exploration of the role of competing quantum and classical dynamical effects on non-equilibrium phase transitions.

I will present recent results regarding this research direction, considering ordered and disordered Rydberg gases and competing classical and quantum processes, both in discrete and continuous time.