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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
T-DO Conference Room - TA-03 Bldg 0123 Room 121

Quantum Lunch

Bose statistics and classical fields

Kazimierz Rzazewski
Polish Academy of Sciences

Statistical properties of multiparticle quantum systems are at the heart of statistical physics. Experiments on Bose-Einstein condensation revived interest in statistical properties of weakly interacting bosons. Atoms are much harder than photons. They interact and their number is strictly conserved. I will review the last 15 years of progress in this area. I will explain a novel application of Monte Carlo methods, combined with the so-called classical fields approximation, to study temperature-dependent properties of a cold Bose gas.

Host: Bogdan Damski