Group Seminar at MPQ: Superluminal quenches to critical points

Shivaji Sondhi, Princeton University

July 12, 2019

Shivaji Sondhi,  Princeton University
MPQ Garching, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1,
Herbert-Walther lecture hall
Friday 07/12, 9:15am

Superluminal quenches to critical points

I will describe a non-equilibrium protocol in which one can prepare the ground state at a relativistic critical point in d=1 by quenching locally from a nearby massive ground state. During the quench a parameter domain wall sweeps across the system just slightly above the speed of light.

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