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Quantum Theory from Small to Large Scales: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 95, August 2010

Jürg Frohlich, Manfred Salmhofer, Vieri Mastropietro, Wojciech De Roeck, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo

Abstract

This book collects lecture courses and seminars given at the Les Houches Summer School 2010 on ‘Quantum Theory: From Small to Large Scales’. Fundamental quantum phenomena appear on all scales, from microscopic to macroscopic. Some of the pertinent questions include the onset of decoherence, the dynamics of collective modes, the influence of external randomness, and the emergence of dissipative behaviour. Our understanding of such phenomena has been advanced by the study of model systems and by the derivation and analysis of effective dynamics for large systems and over long times. In this fiel ... More

Keywords: quantum theory, separation of scales, macroscopic phenomena, decoherence, effective dynamics, dissipation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652495.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jürg Frohlich, editor
Professor, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Manfred Salmhofer, editor
Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Vieri Mastropietro, editor
Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, Italy

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