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Ultracold Dynamics far from Equilibrium
Lecture in the frame of the XXI. Heidelberg Graduate Courses 2008
Thomas GasenzerMonday, 29 Sep  Thursday, 2 Oct; 09:3012:30, AUeberle Str. 35, SR 1
Content:

Lecture 1:
Ultracold gases & their dynamics, meanfield 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, "BoseEinstein condensation in Dilute Gases, CUP, Cambridge (2002).

A. Leggett, "BoseEinstein 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, "BoseEinstein condensation", Clarendon Press, Oxford (2003).

F. Dalfovo, S. Giorgini, L. P. Pitaevskii, and S. Stringari, "Theory of BoseEinstein condensation in trapped gases", Review of Modern Physics 71, 463 (1999).
(Full text as pdf available through UB proxy server).