## 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)

## In the news:

- Polkovnikov awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship
- Professor Polkovnikov Published in Nature Physics

## 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.