Quantum bounds and fluctuation-dissipation relations

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Quantum bounds and fluctuation-dissipation relations

  • Event time: 3:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Event date: 15th February 2022
  • Speaker: (CNRS - Institut de Physique Théorique, Université Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Location: Online - see email.

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In recent years, there has been intense attention on the constraints imposed by quantum mechanics on the dynamics of many-body systems at low temperatures, triggered by the postulation and derivation of quantum bounds on transport coefficients or on the chaos rate. In this talk I will discuss the quantum fluctuation-dissipation theorem (the KMS conditions) as the principle underlying bounds on correlation time scales. By restating the problem in a replicated space, we show that the quantum bound to chaos is in fact a direct consequence of the KMS condition, as applied to a particular pair of two-time correlation and response functions. Encouraged by this, we describe how quantum fluctuation-dissipation relations act in general as a blurring of the time-dependence of correlations, which can imply bounds on their decay rates. Thinking in terms of fluctuation-dissipation opens a direct connection between bounds and other thermodynamic properties.

S. Pappalardi, L. Foini, J. Kurchan, arXiv:2110.03497

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