Non-equilibrium Dynamics and Random Matrices | |

Topic: | Motion of an invading heavy tracer particle in a Bose gas |

Speaker: | Gang Zhou |

Affiliation: | California Institute of Technology |

Date: | Wednesday, February 5 |

Time/Room: | 2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101 |

Video Link: | https://video.ias.edu/nedrm/2014/0205-GangZhou |

I will present recent results on a non-relativistic Hamiltonian model of quantum friction, about the motion of an invading heavy tracer particle in a Bose gas exhibiting Bose Einstein condensate. We prove the following observations: if the initial speed of the tracer particle is lower than the speed of sound in the Bose gas, then in large time the particle will travel ballistically; if the initial speed is higher than the speed of sound, the it will converge to the speed of sound. In both regimes the system will converge to some inertial states. Joint works with Juerg Froehlich, Michael Sigal, Avy Soffer, Daneil Egli and Arick Shao.