Anatoli Polkovnikov

Anatoli Polkovnikov

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Research Interests:

I am interested in understanding various properties of interacting many-particle systems, especially driven away from equilibrium. Particular topics include representation of quantum dynamics through classical trajectories: theory and applications, understanding non-equilibrium thermodynamics from microscopics, universal aspects of dissipation for nearly adiabatic evolution, dynamics near phase transitions. My research is closely tied to experiments in cold atom systems.

Selected papers:

  • 10/17/05 Universal adiabatic dynamics across a quantum critical point

Education:

  • Ph. D., Yale University
  • M.S., St. Petesburg State Polytechnical University

Honors/Awards:

  • Sloan Research Fellow
  • US AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award (2006-2009)

 

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Research Descriptions:

Research by Anatoli Polkovnikov

I am interested in understanding various properties of interacting many-particle systems, especially driven away from equilibrium. Particular topics include representation of quantum dynamics through classical trajectories: theory and applications, understanding non-equilibrium thermodynamics from microscopics, universal aspects of dissipation for nearly adiabatic evolution, dynamics near phase transitions. My research is closely tied to experiments in cold atom systems.