A variational study of the non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum field theories

01 October 2012 → 14 June 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Astronomy and space sciences
    • Classical physics
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
    • Elementary particle and high energy physics
    • Materials physics
    • Mathematical physics
    • Quantum physics
continuous matrix product states non-equilibrium dynamics quantum field theories
Project description

The objective of this project is to develop new methods for studying the non-equilibrium dynamics of both isolated and open quantum field theories using variational methods based on the concept of continuous matrix product states. These have proven to provide an accurate description of groundstates of such systems, but have so far not been used in studies of the dynamics.