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Prof. Dr. F. Schmidt-Kaler
Institut für Physik
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Jo Gu-Uni Mainz

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

Institut für Physik

Donnerstag, den 10.01.2019 um 14 Uhr c.t. im Lorentz-Raum (05-127), Staudingerweg 7

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.

Kontakt: Elvira Stuck-Kerth, stuckker@uni-mainz.de