Ultracold Dynamics far from Equilibrium

Lecture in the frame of the XXI. Heidelberg Graduate Courses 2008

Thomas Gasenzer

Monday, 29 Sep - Thursday, 2 Oct; 09:30-12:30, A-Ueberle Str. 3-5, SR 1

Content:
  • Lecture 1:
    Ultracold gases & their dynamics, mean-field theory - Folien
  • Lecture 2:
    Functional approach, 2PI effective action, thermalisation - Folien
  • Lecture 3:
    Kinetic theory, classical path integral - Folien
  • Lecture 4:
    Functional RG approach. Exactly solvable models. - Folien

Prerequisites:
  • Quantum Mechanics (Theoretical Physics III), Statistical Mechanics (Theor. Phys. IV) would be helpful. Quantum field theory would be advantageous, but is not required.

Literature:
  • T. Gasenzer, "Ultracold gases far from equilibrium", Download
  • K. Huang, "Statistical Mechanics", Wiley (1987).
  • C.J. Pethick and H. Smith, "Bose-Einstein condensation in Dilute Gases, CUP, Cambridge (2002).
  • A. Leggett, "Bose-Einstein condensation in the alkali gases: Some fundamental concepts", Review of Modern Physics 73, 307 (2001)
    (Full text as pdf available through UB proxy server).
  • L.P. Pitaevskii and S. Stringari, "Bose-Einstein condensation", Clarendon Press, Oxford (2003).
  • F. Dalfovo, S. Giorgini, L. P. Pitaevskii, and S. Stringari, "Theory of Bose-Einstein condensation in trapped gases", Review of Modern Physics 71, 463 (1999).
    (Full text as pdf available through UB proxy server).