BGU Physics Department

Colloquium, June 6th, 2013

Time Evolution and Stationary States of Macroscopic Systems: Classical and Quantum

Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University
I will review both old and recent work about the time dependence and steady states of isolated macroscopic systems. This will include a discussion of the micro/macro connection in quantum mechanics. The derivation of a master equation for open systems will also be considered.