A convergence of theoretical and experimental advances in recent years has led to the insight that dynamics out of equilibrium, both classical and quantum, especially quantum phase transitions, gives rise to physics quite distinct from that of equilibrium systems. The goal of this Winter School is to take students and others who wish to learn about this subfield from the basics to the frontiers. Several sets of pedagogical lectures by pioneers in the field will be interspersed with short talks about current advances. Lecture topics will start with the foundations of classical and quantum transport, will treat quantum quenches near phase transitions, the Keldysh technique, driven systems, glasses, active systems, and gauge/gravity methods. All participants will be encouraged to present posters about their work.
Sushanta Dattagupta, Yuval Gefen, Amit Ghosal, Ganpathy Murthy, Sanjay Puri, Sriram Ramaswamy, Krishnendu Sengupta, Nayana Shah and Subhasish Sinha
DATE & TIME
27 December 2011 to 11 January 2012